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We have a fun fight in the Featherweight division, as Damon “The Leech” Jackson takes on Kamuela “”The Jawaiian” Kirk. A winner of three of his last four, Jackson has made the most of his second stint in the UFC. Coming off a dominate win over Charles Rosa, Jackson will seek to continue his climb up the Featherweight division. Meanwhile, Kirk is coming off a successful UFC debut victory over Makwan Amirkhani. A fight where Kirk overcame five takedowns, en route to a decision victory. With three consecutive wins and the UFC debut in the rear-view mirror, Kirk will seek to continue his good fortune inside the octagon.

As for a prediction, I’ve got Jackson winning. A prolific grappler, with excellent submissions, Jackson isn’t someone you’d want to be on the mat with. Nicknamed the Leech, once Jackson gets ahold of you, he is hard to shake off. Fourteen submission wins would validate that. On the other hand, Kirk is a battle tested and durable fighter. Seeing him defeat Amirkhani on short notice was extremely impressive, but just indicative that he had the experience and skills necessary to make the jump. However, this is a tough fight. Jackson is a better grappler and threat on the ground than Amirkhani is. And seeing that Amirkhani completed five takedowns and had nearly seven minutes of control time on Kirk, I feel that Jackson will replicate such, but with better results. So with that said, I predict that Jackson wins via decision.

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