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We got ourselves rare fight in the Women’s Featherweight division, as Macy Chiasson takes on Norma “The Immortal” Dumont. The Ultimate Fighter 28 Featherweight winner Chiasson will look to bounce back from a submission defeat to Raquel Pennington. Having mainly fought in the Bantamweight division for the UFC, Chiasson has returned to the Featherweight division looking to establish herself as a legitimate title contender. Meanwhile, Dumont has won three-straight since dropping her UFC debut to Megan Anderson. The most recent fight was a main event spot against Aspen Ladd. A fight here Dumont didn’t look her best, but did enough to win. As the clear cut number one contender in the Featherweight division, Dumont will have to fend off Chiasson before eventually getting a crack at Amanda Nunes for the Featherweight title.
As for a prediction, I have Dumont winning. At one time, I saw Chiasson as an eventual title contender in the Bantamweight division. With excellent size and striking, she had the look of someone who could give Amanda Nunes a run for her money. And while she still can, even in the Featherweight division, I’m going to need to see more from her. Especially in the wrestling department, where her 23% takedown accuracy and 64% takedown defense needs obvious work. On the other hand, in four UFC fights, Dumont has landed at least one takedown every fight and stuffed all eight takedown attempts against her. Which is pretty surprising, considering she is primarily a striker. One who has excellent footwork, is accurate and is hard to hit. Other than her knockout loss to Megan Anderson, she has only absorbed 122 significant strikes in 55 minutes of action. With all that said, I believe Dumont wins this fight via decision.