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We have a clash in the Heavyweight division, as Devin “Brown Bear” Clark takes on William “Knightmare” Knight. Looking to halt a two-fight skid, Brown will need fight like his job is on the line. Having already fought at Middleweight and Light Heavyweight, Brown will go up to Heavyweight in an attempt to rejuvenate his career. Meanwhile, Knight too is moving up to the Heavyweight division after missing weight in his most recent fight. A fight that saw Knight lose, ending a two-fight winning streak.
As for a prediction, I have Knight winning. While this fight is essentially a crapshoot, I believe that Knight is the more natural Heavyweight of the two. The fact that Clark fought as low as Middleweight and has always been a smaller Light Heavyweight, doesn’t make me believe he bodes well at Heavyweight. Now, Knight isn’t world class. He’s powerful, strong and has good wrestling. However, his cardio and hesitancy on the feet have been red flags for much of his career. Luckily in this fight, Clark isn’t much of a striker and doesn’t possess fight ending power. Clark is a wrestler, who has had durability issues much of his UFC tenure. In fact, in his six UFC losses, he has been finished five times. Make it six, as I’m predicting that Knight lands a clean shot, knockings Clark out.