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The curtain jerker comes in the Welterweight division, as Jeremiah Wells takes on promotional newcomer Blood Diamond. Coming into this fight off a successful UFC debut and a winner of six of his last seven, Wells will look to keep the momentum going. With a knack for finishing fights, Wells is one to keep an eye on when he steps inside the octagon. Meanwhile, Blood Diamond comes his UFC debut on short notice. A kickboxer, Diamond has successfully transitioned to mixed martial arts, winning all three of his fights.
This should be an entertaining fight, but one that Wells wins. While I do recognize Diamond’s kickboxing abilities and the fact that he trains with UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya, he is still inexperienced in mixed martial arts. Even if his striking is better than Wells, the ground game, is going to eat him alive. And given Wells happens to have grappling chops, training at Renzo Gracie Philly, the route to victory is clear as day. So with that said, I predict that Wells will win via submission.