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We have a scrap in the Welterweight division, as Jeremiah Wells takes on Court “The Crusher” McGee. A winner of four straight, two of which have come in the UFC, Wells has made an instant impact inside the octagon. At 35 years old, Wells will look to keep this momentum going in what is likely to be a limited run. Meanwhile, McGee will make the walk for the twentieth time inside the octagon. A true veteran and a TUF winner, McGee has proven to be a tough out for anyone. Currently a winner of two straight, McGee comes into this fight looking for his first three fight winning streak since 2011.
In one of the tougher fights to predict, even indicated by the odds, I’m ever so slightly leaning towards Wells. A Renzo Gracie product, Wells boasts a well rounded game. With power on the feet, good wrestling and dangerous BJJ, Wells is comfortable wherever the fight takes place. Being a physical powerhouse, it’s hard to find someone that can stay upright against the man. The one concern I have for Wells is cardio. In what is likely to be a grind of a fight, there is a chance that the tide could sway as we get deeper into the bout. Especially given McGee’s excellent conditioning and ability to maintain a hard pace. The last point though I’ll make on my cardio concerns, is that Wells has fought twenty-five minutes before. I think he should be fine, but I wouldn’t be surprised in round three to see him drop a round. I do think that in the first two, Wells will land the more impactful strikes and nab a few takedowns to have him up heading into the last round. So with that said, I predict that Wells will win via decision.