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We have a clash in the Light Heavyweight division, as Tafon “Da Don” Nchuwki takes on Carlos “Black Jag” Ulberg. Since joining the UFC in 2020, Nchuwki has failed to win two consecutive fights. Even worse, Nchuwki has dropped two of his last three. Needing a victory, Da Don comes into this fight with some urgency. Meanwhile, Ulberg is coming off his first UFC victory. A fight that wasn’t visually as exciting as his debut, but a victory none the less. With only five MMA fights, Ulberg’s experience isn’t vast, but he is certainly skilled enough to damage in this Light Heavyweight division
In what should be a striker’s delight, I’m going to give the edge to Nchuwki. Despite having to overcome a four inch height disadvantage, Nchuwki shouldn’t see his offense effected much. One to be an active striker, the Cameroonian does a good job landing combinations and attacking the body. Adding wrestling to his game, Nchuwki has the ability to mix it up. What he has lacked however, is the power he was labeled as having when entering the UFC. As for Ulberg, the former Kickboxer is a solid striker and comes out of the City Kickboxing gym. Having seen him brawl in his debut, to then being a patient and jab heavy fighter in his second appearance, shows the evolution in game. The only concern, other than inexperience, is Ulberg’s takedown defense. An area which has been largely untested. It’s part of the reason why I believe Nchuwki is going to win this fight via decision.