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The Bantamweight division plays host to a fun scrap, as Danaa “Storm” Batgerel takes on Chris “El Guapo” Gutierrez. A winner of three straight and eight of the last nine, Batgerel is beginning to make his presence known. With the last ten victories coming via stoppage, Batgerel prefers the judges stay home when he steps inside the octagon. Meanwhile, Gutierrez has been on quite the roll. Having gone 5-0-1 since losing his UFC debut in 2018, Gutierrez has positioned himself for a perhaps a ranked foe should he win.
As for a prediction, I have Batgerel winning. While I expect this fight to be a scrap, Batgerel brings forth disruptive power that can change the complexion of any fight. Having knockout out three straight opponents in the first round, including the durable Brandon Davis, it’s clear that Batgerel can shut the lights out with one punch. Landing 6.28 significant strikes per minute, Batgerel is an active striker who can also go the distance if need be. In fact, one of Batgerel few decision victories came over Kai Kara-France. The one worry is his takedown defense, but given Gutierrez is a striker, I don’t expect much grappling. Instead, I see a striking match, in which Gutierrez will look to chop down Batgerel early with leg kicks. However, Batgerel will adjust and time the leg kick, eventually landing a big shot. One in which stuns and ends Gutierrez’s night. So with that said, I predict that Batgerel will extend his win streak to four via TKO.