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The Lightweight division is set to feature a grappling affair, as newcomer Trey Ogden takes on Jordan “The Monkey King” Leavitt. Currently riding a four-fight win streak, Ogden comes into his UFC debut with momentum. With nineteen fights, and having fought in LFA, Ogden comes into the UFC with experience. Meanwhile, Leavitt will look to replicate his last performance. One in which saw Leavitt show off his exceptional grappling abilities, submitting Matt Sayles. With two victories inside the octagon, the time is now for Leavitt to make a name for himself in a stacked Lightweight division.

As for a prediction, I have Leavitt winning. While I expect to see back-and-forth grappling, Leavitt just seems to be the safer play in as fight that could end in submission. The reason being, in four losses, Ogden has been submitted three times. Even in some of his victories, Ogden has been in some disadvantageous positions before working his way out of them. Against someone like Leavitt, I don’t believe Ogden will be afforded such opportunity. On the feet, I favor Ogden. Not by much given his lack of technique, but because Leavitt really only has a jab. One that is utilized to set up takedowns. In the end, I don’t expect this fight to be a lackluster kickboxing fight. I expect it to hit the mat and while competitive, eventually Leavitt will lock in a submission.

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