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We have a showdown in the Lightweight division, as Drakkar Klose takes on Brandon “The Human Highlight Reel” Jenkins. Returning to the octagon for the first time in a little over twenty-four months, Klose will look to shake off the rust and get back in the win column. Having won three straight prior to losing to Beneil Dariush, Klose was in a good position in the Lightweight division. Given it’s depth, he’s got some work to do. Meanwhile, Jenkins gets a second crack to taste a UFC victory. Having lost in his debut, one in which took place on short notice, Jenkins will look to a full camp being the difference this time around.

As for a prediction, I have Klose winning. While the layoff may be concerning, I believe this fight really fits Klose’s wheelhouse. Jenkins is a pure striker, who is dynamic on the feet. What he lacks however, is takedown defense and the grappling necessary to avoid being controlled. Given Klose is a wrestler, who looks to grind foes against the cage, I see this fight going exceptionally well for him. Especially considering Jenkins is coming off a debut defeat in which he was taken down six times and controlled for a little over nine minutes. So with that said, I predict that Klose will win via decision.

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