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We have a showdown in the Lightweight division, as Rafa “Gifted” Garcia takes on Jesse “The Body Snatcher” Ronson. Having most recently halted a two-fight skid with his first UFC victory, Garcia will look to make winning a habit. A loss however could spell the end for Garcia, so this is a crucial fight for the Mexican. Meanwhile, Ronson will return to the octagon for the first time in nearly two years. Having loss time due to a suspension, which stemmed from a failed drug test and subsequently overturned his submission victory over Nicholas Dalby, Ronson will once again seek his first UFC victory.

As for a prediction, I have Ronson winning. While this fight is essentially a toss-up, I liken Ronson’s striking and cardio to be the difference. Obviously the concern for Ronson in this fight is Garcia’s wrestling. Something that the Canadian has struggled with in the past. However, Ronson is a big Lightweight and should have a sizable strength advantage. A key factor in why I believe Ronson will be able to keep this standing, get the better of Garcia on the feet and eventually finish the fight. So with that said, I predict that Ronson will win via TKO.

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