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We have a scrap in the Welterweight division, as Andre Fialho takes on Miguel “Caramel Thunder” Baeza. Coming off an unsuccessful debut defeat to Michel Pereira, Fialho will return to the octagon hoping the second time’s the charm. Prior to the loss, the Portugal native had won four-straight. Meanwhile, Baeza comes into this fight a loser of two straight. Having begun his UFC tenure with three straight wins, one of which was a knockout victory over Matt Brown, Baeza embarks on unknown territory.
As for a prediction, I have Baeza winning. While Fialho has proven to be tough and better than most thought, he is getting shafted in this matchup. Not only is Baeza a talented fighter, but he is coming off losses to Santiago Ponzinibbio and Khaos Williams. Two credible fighters, one who is ranked and the other on the cusp. Regardless, Baeza is a talented striker, who including his Dana White Contender Series, has accumulated five knockdowns in six fights. Armed with power and an ability to land with volume, Baeza can be a tough foe to stand across. That includes this fight. So with that said, I predict that Baeza wins via TKO.