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We have a showdown in the Lightweight division, as Mike “Money” Breeden takes on Natan Levy. Coming off an unsuccessful UFC debut on short notice against Alexander Hernandez, Breeden will look for a full camp and lesser opponent to aid him in winning his first fight in the UFC. Previous to the defeat, Breeden has won two straight and five of the last six fights. Meanwhile, Levy too is coming off an unsuccessful UFC debut. A fight in which was a wrestling heavy affair, and saw Levy constantly trying to fend off takedowns. Unfortunately Levy wound up losing, seeing his undefeated record shattered in the process.

As for a prediction, I have Levy winning. While Breeden is a good offensive striker, he has shown poor striking defense and takedown defense. Two area’s where I see Levy capitalizing. A karate based fighter, Levy likes to keep distance and pick apart his opponents. However, in his UFC debut and despite being taken down seven times, Levy showed that he some wrestling chops. Landing three takedowns himself, Levy still remains as the only fighter to take Rafa Garcia down in the UFC. Seeing that Breeden has vastly struggled against wrestlers, I expect Levy to mix in takedowns at some point in the fight. So with that said, I predict that Levy will win this fight via decision.

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