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This card is chock full of exciting fights and this one is right up there with the best. Since signing with the UFC in 2016, Burgos has recorded six victories and four ‘Fight of the Night’ performance bonuses. With excellent takedown defense, cardio and boxing, Burgos is one of the toughest fights at Featherweight. The only problem for the New Yorker is his striking defense. Often willing to brawl, Burgos leaves himself open to being tagged. As evident by being knocked down five times in nine fights. Then there is Billy Quarantillo, who never stops fighting. With a well rounded game that features excellent cardio and output, Quarantillo looks to overwhelm opponents over fifteen minutes. The only thing that Quarantillo has struggled with is striking defense. Being hit on 57% of significant strikes thrown, Quarantillo has way too often depended on his chin.
As for a prediction, I have Burgos winning. I’ve always been fond of Quarantillo and his ability to put a pace on opponents that they couldn’t match. However, in the back of my head, I knew that once he fought a better striker that could keep up with his pace, he’d be in trouble. Well, Burgos is that guy. Considering Quarantillo isn’t someone who boasts power, I’d say Burgos is going to find success early and often on the feet. In my opinion, this one doesn’t go the distance. So with all that said, I predict that Burgos wins via TKO.