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We have a Catchweight at 190 pounds, as Jordan “The Beverly Hills Ninja” Wright takes on Marc-Andre “Powerbar” Barriault. Coming off a tough loss to Bruno Silva, Wright will look to get back in the win column. Having traded wins and losses for the past four fights, Wright will need to find some consistency if he ever wants to progress in the Middleweight division. Meanwhile, Barriault is coming off a devastating sixteen second knockout defeat. One in which is surprising, given Barriault hadn’t been stopped once in his eighteen professional and seven amateur fights. Prior to the loss, Barriault had won two straight and saw another victory overturned due a positive drug test.
As for a prediction, I have Wright winning. While I have zero confidence in this prediction, nor have been one to pick Wright, I can’t help but to question Barriault returning less than three months since being knocked out. Even though it was the first time in his career, it just seem like a quick turnaround. Especially for a guy who’s known for his durability and ability to thrive in a brawl. Something which is quite the opposite of his counterpart Wright, who is a dynamic striker, but has very little in the durability department. I expect this fight to be a crowd pleaser, but not one where I’d be looking to place a wager on. With that said, if you believe Barriault should be fine returning so soon after a knockout defeat, side with him. He’s the better fighter. However, I’m in the belief it’s a quick turnaround and am siding with the Beverly Hills Ninja to win via TKO.