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We have a pivotal fight in the Bantamweight division, as the former title challenger Marlon “Magic” Moraes takes on Song “Kung Fu Monkey” Yadong. Needing to draw a line in the sand, Moraes will look to halt a three-fight skid. Having been finished in all three fights, the former title challenger and WSOF Champion is in desperate need of a victory. A loss could spell the end of Magic Moraes. Meanwhile, Yadong will look to extend his win streak to three. Checking in at 14th in the Bantamweight division and with a 7-1-1 record in the UFC, the sky’s the limit for the 24 year old Yadong.

As for a prediction, I have Yadong winning. Until Moraes can reprove himself or at least his durability, it’s hard to pick him. A shame because Moraes is a very talented fighter, who fought for the title less than three years ago. However, his decline has been drastic and he’s been unable to withstand punishment at this stage of his career. Perhaps it’s the competition, which has been extremely tough or it’s father time touching Moraes. Either way, Yadong should win this fight. With crisp and powerful striking, Yadong will only need to land one clean shot to put Moraes down. So with that said, I predict Yadong will win via knockout.

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