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We have a scrap in the Welterweight division, as Mounir “The Sniper” Lazzez takes on newcomer Ange “The Last Ninja” Loosa. Coming off a defeat to Warlley Alves, Lazzez will look to rebound. Previous to the defeat, Lazzez had built up a buzz after dominating Abdul Razak Alhassan. Meanwhile, Lossa steps into his UFC debut on short notice. Having traded wins and losses in the past five fights, as well as fought in a different promotion each fight, Lossa has an excellent opportunity to call the UFC home should he have a great performance.
As for a prediction, I have Lazzez winning. While Lossa looks to be a fun addition to the UFC, the short notice nature of the fight just seems like a tough hill to climb. The fact that he fought two weeks ago, and will be cutting weight again – only reconfirms those beliefs. A pressure striker, with good wrestling and an iron chin, Lossa has proven that he is a tough out for anyone. However his cardio, especially in the third round has been at times, suspect. Throw in two weight cuts in two weeks, and I expect Lazzez to take over this fight in the later rounds. So with that said, I predict Lazzez, who has been in a training camp, to outlast and outstrike Lossa in a decision victory.