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A late addition to the card in the Featherweight division will see David Onama take on a familiar foe in Garrett Armfield. A fight that is a rematch in a sense, as both men fought each other as amateurs – with Onama winning via unanimous decision. After notching his first UFC victory via knockout, Onama returns to the octagon looking continue his rise. Known for his ability to halt fights, Onama carries a perfect 100% finishing rate. With six wins since 2020, Onama in not only an active fighter, but a legitimate prospect to watch at Featherweight. Meanwhile, Armfield will make his UFC debut on short notice and up a weight class. A winner of three straight and six of the last seven, Armfield comes into this fight surging. A known finisher as well, Armfield has won seven of his eight victories inside the distance.
When Onama debuted in the UFC, I said that he seemed to be one of the more UFC ready talents I’ve seen in quite some time. Obviously his debut didn’t go his way, but he looked excellent for fighting on short notice and up a weight class against a very solid Mason Jones. The second time around, Onama got hit way more often than I thought he would, but he got the job done via a first round knockout. With good grappling to go along with his durability, striking and power, Onama is going to be a threat in this Featherweight division in short order. Obviously Armfield isn’t some sacrificial lamb in this fight, as he’s scrappy, durable and evolving as a grappler. However, eventually his willingness to brawl and be aggressive, is going to see him pay. Up a weight class and on short notice against a finisher like Onama, this may just be the spot. So with that said, I predict that Onama wins via knockout.