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We have an intriguing fight in the Featherweight division, as Pat Sabatini takes on T.J. “The Truth” Laramie. Coming into this fight on a five-fight win streak, three of which have comes inside the octagon, Sabatini will look to continue his rise up the ranks. Having most recently defeated Tucker Lutz, Sabatini is slowly proving that he is a name to watch. Meanwhile, Laramie will return to the octagon for first time in over a year and a half. Looking to not only get back in the win column, but pick up his first UFC victory, Laramie will need to shake off and be sharp in this one.

As for a prediction, I have Sabatini winning. Not to dismiss Laramie, but how and why did he take this fight? Sabatini has won five straight and three have come inside the octagon. The TKO victory over Jamall Emmers and domination of Tucker Lutz only proved that Sabatini is ready for the upper echelon of the division. Armed with excellent wrestling and grappling, Sabatini is a nightmare to face if you are vulnerable to being taken down. With evolving striking, it’s only a matter of time, although the Emmers fight may say differently, that Sabatini is a force on the feet too. Seeing that Laramie was just submitted by a fellow grappler in Darrick Minner and he’s of a smaller stature in this weight class, I just don’t see how he fares well in this fight. So with that said, I predict that Sabatini wins via submission.

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