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We have a clash in the Light Heavyweight division, as Marcin Prachnio takes on Philipe “Monstro” Lins. Having come over from One Championship in 2018, expectations were high for Prachnio. Unfortunately, Prachnio dropped his first three fights in the UFC and could have very well been cut. Given another shot, Prachnio has made the most of it, winning back-to-back fights. Meanwhile, Lins too entered the UFC with high expectations. A winner of the PFL’s Heavyweight tournament, Lins was thought to be a potential contender. Unfortunately, Lins dropped two straight and now will look to the Light Heavyweight division to be the turning point.

As for a prediction, I have Prachnio winning. While this fight is a crapshoot, I favor the momentum of the Pole. That and the fact that Lins, is making the cut back down to Light Heavyweight. A division where he began his career and went 1-3 in his last four, prompting a move up to Heavyweight. Also, given that Lins has been through a litany of injuries and visa issues since his last bout, causing six fight cancellations, I’m not really sure what to expect from the Brazilian. What I do know, is that both have durability issues. However, Prachnio has not only shown a better chin of late, but an ability to weather the storm and continue to push forward with strikes. So with that said, I predict Prachnio wins via knockout.

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