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The Co-Main event comes in the Middleweight division, as newcomers Caio “The Natural” Borralho and Gadzhi Omargadzhiev clash. A winner of nine straight, Borralho comes into this fight with momentum. Having fought twice in less than a month on Dana White Contender’s Series, Borralho proved that he has what it takes to be on the biggest stage. Meanwhile, Omargadzhiev too is a product of Dana White Contender’s Series. A perfect 13-0, Omargadzhiev brings a finishing instinct and winning pedigree to the octagon.
As for a prediction, I have Omargadzhiev winning. While I expect this fight to be a battle, it’s the wrestling of Omargadzhiev in which I believe is the x-factor. There are some concerns though, as Borralho has solid BJJ and could throw up several submissions or simply look to keep the fight standing. If the Brazilian could manage that, I’d favor him on the feet, although he is a bit wild. Omargadzhiev offers volume, but usually sets his strikes up to aid his wrestling. With a solid gas tank and exceptional top control, Omargadzhiev is a handful to deal with. So with that said, I predict Omargadzhiev to win via decision.
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