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In the Women’s Flyweight division, we have a showdown between Priscila “Zombie Girl” Cachoeira vs. Ji Yeon “Fire Fist” Kim. Coming off a disappointing submission defeat to Gillian Robertson, Cachoeira will look to rebound. Previous to the loss, Cachoeira had won two straight fights via knockout. Known for her willingness to brawl, Cachoeira is one of the more entertaining Flyweight’s on the roster. Meanwhile, Kim will look to put a halt to a two-fight losing streak. Having had a hard time finding consistency, Kim urgently needs to get on track. A loss here could spell the end of her time in the UFC.
As for a prediction, I have Kim winning. While this fight is flying under the radar, I for one, think it’s going to be an entertaining contest. Both these women are pure strikers, having never completed a takedown thus far in the UFC. Cachoeira has won six of her ten victories via knockout, while Kim has won five of her nine victories via stoppage. The reason I’m siding with Kim, is that she does an excellent job being technical and active on the feet. With a seven inch reach advantage in this fight, Kim’s already mean jab, is going to be a useful weapon in keeping Cachoeira at bay. An opponent, who has one of the most porous striking defenses in the UFC. Absorbing nearly seven significant strikes per minute, at a 60% clip, Cachoeira is brawler with little sense in getting out of the way. Despite only notching one knockout victory in the UFC, Kim has some power in her hands. In this fight, it’s going to show. So with that said, I predict Kim will win via knockout.
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