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We have a scrap in the Featherweight division, as Andre “Touchy” Fili takes on Joanderson “Tubarao” Brito. Returning to the octagon for his first appearance in 2022, Fili will look to put behind his most recent fight that ended in a no contest due to an accidental poke. A fight in which Fili was dominating and well on his way to winning. With only one win since 2020, Fili will need to start picking it up if he were to get back in the mix at 145 pounds. Meanwhile, Brito comes into this fight off an unsuccessful UFC debut. One in which snapped an eleven-fight unbeaten streak. With the octagon jitters aside, Brito gets a second crack at a UFC victory against a very tough foe.

As for a prediction, I have Fili winning. This is a tough draw for Brito, who is a good striker with legitimate power. He even boast good wrestling and cardio. However, Brito lacks takedown defense and is a bit inept off his back. Two area’s in which he will likely find himself needing to overcome to win this fight, as Fili has excellent wrestling to go along with with striking. Landing 2.5 takedowns per fifteen minutes at a 50% clip, I expect Fili to avoid striking as much and get straight to wrestling. So with that said, I predict that Fili wins via decision.

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