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The co-main event comes in the Featherweight division, as Dan “50k” Ige takes on Movsar Evloev. Making his first appearance in 2022, Ige will look to put a halt to a two-fight skid. Still ranked tenth at 145 pounds, Ige remains in a good position to stake his claim as a contender. Meanwhile, Evloev comes into this fight a perfect 15-0. Having turned aside all five opponents thrown at him in the UFC, Evloev has been given an opportunity to not only crack the division’s top ten, but also elevate himself into a contender.
Since joining the UFC in 2018, Ige has fought eleven times. While he may be on a two-fight skid, Ige has won seven fights inside the octagon. Never in a boring fight or one to relent to competition, Ige is a tough opponent for anyone. However, I believe that Evloev will win this fight. The Russian is a well rounded fighter, who is cerebral and changes his style up to whatever the opponent is weak in. Ige, notably has had issues with takedown defense. Something in which I expect to be attacked by Evloev, who has already secured twenty takedowns in five fights inside the octagon. With that said, behind a heavy dose of wrestling, I predict that Evloev will win via decision.