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265 lbs.: Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall – The main event comes in the Heavyweight division, as Curtis Blaydes takes on Tom Aspinall. Looking to cement his name as the next title challenger, Blaydes comes into this fight looking to halt the hype train that is Aspinall. A winner of of two straight and six of his last seven fights, Blaydes has proven that he is mainstay at the top of the division. Despite that though, he has yet to even be recognized as a legitimate challenger to the throne. Perhaps a victory here will change that notion. Meanwhile, Aspinall enters this fight on an eight-fight win streak. With five of those wins coming in the UFC, Aspinall, in two years, has elevated himself up to sixth in the Heavyweight rankings. Knocking on the door of potentially challenging for the title, the Brit will have to get past his toughest test to date in Blaydes.
An expectational main event, this fight should in essence produce a title challenger. Clamoring for one for quite some time is Blaydes. A well rounded fighter, who is the best wrestler in the division. Arguably all-time, as Blaydes is the Heavyweight’s leader in control time, top position time and takedown’s landed. The most impressive being takedown’s landed, as his 62 almost double’s the second place Cain Velasquez’s 32. With some pop in his hands too, Blaydes isn’t just a one-trick pony. Neither though is Aspinall, who has shown that he is just as dangerous on the feet, as on the ground. However, make no mistake about it, Aspinall’s grappling is what has led to the majority of his victories. With excellent ground-and-pound and submissions, the last place you’d want Aspinall is in top position.
In what I anticipate to be a frantic fight with lots of energy expended, I’m going to side with Aspinall. While Blaydes is known to have a good gas tank and has gone five rounds before, he has never faced someone as dangerous as Aspinall. In most of Blaydes fights, he has fought strikers, who he can neutralize on the ground. Aspinall though, with his grappling and submissions, presents a real threat on the mat. One that will make Blaydes work and fend off several submission attempts. On the feet, Blaydes has power, but Aspinall has a boxing background and is quick and powerful. In other words, either way you shake it, Blaydes will be uncomfortable. With that said, I predict that Aspinall wins via TKO.Embed from Getty Images
185 lbs.: Jack Hermansson vs. Chris Curtis – The co-main event comes in the Middleweight division, as Jack Hermansson takes on Chris Curtis. Having battled with inconsistency over the past five fights, Hermansson has failed to elevate himself into a contender. Still ranked eight though, the “Joker” has a chance to pick up an important win that could align him with a top five foe next. Meanwhile, coming into this fight as a late replacement is Chris Curtis. A winner of eight straight, three of which have come inside the octagon, Curtis has been on a tear the past two years. Which almost didn’t happen, as he retired on three separate occasions.
This fight should be highly entertaining and is among the top choices to be the “Fight of the Night”. Hermansson is a well rounded fighter, who has a plethora of ways to win. Backed by excellent cardio, Hermansson is technical and active on the feet. Featuring a stiff jab, Hermansson has shown that he can stick behind and win. With good grappling and excellent submissions, Hermansson is dangerous anytime the fight hits the mat. Looking to avoid the ground, is Chris Curtis. An active striker, with legitimate knockout power, Curtis has yet to be challenged on feet. Landing 7.23 significant strikes at a 65% accuracy, and with two of the three UFC wins coming inside the distance, Curtis has proven to be a problem to stand across from. What’s even more problematic for opponents however, is Curtis’ 100% takedown defense. Shrugging off twenty-six attempts, Curtis has simply refused to let opponents get the fight to the ground.
In what should be a fun fight, I’m siding with Curtis. Backed by ungodly takedown defense, Curtis eliminates the grappling portion of Hermansson’s game. Arguably too, the most dangerous portion, as Hermansson has won three of his last five fights via submission. Lacking the necessary power on the feet, Hermansson has often needed to outpoint his foe. Given Curtis has the edge in output and power, I don’t see that happening. So with that said, I predict Curtis to win a back-and-forth fight via knockout.Embed from Getty Images
155 lbs.: Paddy Pimblett vs. Jordan Leavitt – A fight that will certainly rile the card up comes in the Lightweight division, as Paddy Pimblett takes on Jordan Leavitt. Capturing an entire nation, Pimblett has become one of the most popular fighters in the UFC. Backing up that fame and hype with two straight stoppage victories inside the octagon, Pimblett has injected a little more blood in a talent rich Lightweight division. Meanwhile, Leavitt comes into this bout on a two-fight win streak. Hitting the jackpot of opportunities, Leavitt has a chance to hush an entire nation and create some newfound buzz for himself. With three wins in the UFC already, Leavitt is a certainly Pimblett’s toughest test to date in the UFC.
In what should be an intriguing fight, one could assume that both gentlemen will be fighting without any corner advice due to the shear loudness of the crowd. Pimblett, is mainly a grappler with excellent submission abilities. While unafraid to throw leather, Pimblett has been most vulnerable on the feet. In his two UFC fights, despite winning via knockout in his debut, he was rocked in both fights. Against Leavitt however, who has no power, Pimblett will be able to strike freely. As for the aforementioned Leavitt, the American is a solid grappler. With six of his ten wins coming via submission, more often than not, being on the ground with Leavitt isn’t the smartest of choices. On the feet, Leavitt has a decent jab and leg kicks. Not powerful or crafty though, Leavitt will find himself in trouble against someone who can neutralize his grappling.
The UFC is doing a good job of slowly bringing Pimblett up, while at the same time cashing in on him. While Leavitt is a formidable foe, he isn’t going to wreck any plans. Pimblett, being a good grappler, has free reign to either engage Leavitt on the ground or keep it standing. Obviously with an advantage on the feet, one would assume Pimblett will just strike. However, seeing how Leavitt’s takedown defense sits at 33% and Claudio Puelles was able to control him on the ground for ten minutes, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to believe Pimblett grapples. Either way, this is the Brit’s fight to lose. With that said, I predict Pimblett to win via TKO.
205 lbs.: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Nikita Krylov – We have a pivotal fight in the Light Heavyweight division, as Nikita Krylov takes on Alexander Gustafsson. A loser of two straight and three of the last four, Krylov heads into this fight urgently needing a victory. Despite the rough patch, which has seen Krylov win just two of his six fights during his second stint in the UFC, the Ukrainian is still ranked eleventh in the division. Meanwhile, Gustafsson returns to the octagon for the first time in nearly two years. Having lost three straight and the luster to fight over the years, it will be interesting to see if the former Light Heavyweight champion has anything left in the tank.
This is a career defining fight for both, as Krylov is dangerously close to running out of chances and Gustafsson may be a loss away from calling it a career. The younger man by five years, Krylov is fairly well rounded. While accurate and powerful on the feet, Krylov often looks to get the fight to the ground. With good grappling and submission abilities, which has seen him choke out fifteen foes, Krylov is no slouch on the ground. Looking to avoid grappling is Gustafsson. A striker, who is technical and active on the feet. Not overly powerful, Gustafsson has been one to put away opponents by shear volume. While the Swede’s wrestling and grappling are sneaky, especially the trips, the ground has often been his downfall. Being submitted in the last to fights, one would think Gustafsson will look to avoid grappling with an opponent who’s won 56% of his fights via submission.
In a fight that has a lot of question marks surrounding it, I’m going to side with the more active fighter in Krylov. Having found little success of late, one could attribute that to a strength of schedule. One that includes five top ranked opponents in the last six fights, including number one, two and four. Facing a former title challenger in Gustafsson won’t be easy, but Krylov has the length to deal with Gustafsson. The Ukrainian also has the wrestling, which has aided him to a takedown in seven consecutive fights. While I can foresee this fight ultimately being close, I believe Krylov’s activity and control time sway the judges. With that said, I predict that Krylov wins via decision.
125 lbs.: Molly McCann vs. Hannah Goldy – The lone women’s fight on the main card comes in the Flyweight division, as Molly McCann takes on Hannah Goldy. A winner of two straight, with the most recent victory coming via a spectacular spinning back elbow knockout, McCann comes into this fight eager to prove she’s a force to be reckon with. Seemingly closing in on being ranked, one would think, with a third straight victory, McCann may see a number next to her name come Monday. Meanwhile, Goldy comes into this fight off her first UFC victory. Having dropped two straight prior, Goldy found the third time to be the charm. Looking to play spoiler, Goldy heads into enemy territory with a huge opportunity to pick up the biggest win of her career.
Having won back-to-back bonuses, McCann looks to be a fighter with newfound confidence. Primarily a striker, the Brit is among the all-time leaders at 125 pounds in eighteen categories. The highest of McCann’s accolades stem from her 5.83 significant strikes landed per minute and exceptional striking defense of 64 percent. With wrestling abilities too, McCann has done an excellent job blending takedowns in with her striking. In fact, when landing a takedown, McCann is a perfect 5-0 inside the octagon. Hoping not to add on to that statistic is Goldy. An active striker, who is landing roughly 4.58 significant strikes per minute. Known for her ability to string together combinations, Goldy is not someone to take lightly on the feet. However, Goldy has shown holes in her takedown defense. One’s that need to be plugged if she wants to be the best.
This could be an exciting striking battle, but given McCann’s wrestling and Goldy’s leaky takedown defense, it’s to be expected that the Brit will get this fight to the ground at some point. With double the experience and five times the amount of UFC wins, this matchmaking is very favorable to McCann – who is 9-1 when fighting in the United Kingdom. With that said, I predict McCann to get the job done via decision.Embed from Getty Images
205 lbs.: Paul Craig vs. Volkan Oezdemir – Kicking off the main card is an important fight in the Light Heavyweight division, as Paul Craig takes on Volkan Oezdemir. Unbeaten in the last six fights, Craig comes into this fight with excellent momentum. Checking in at eighth in the rankings and with a win over Magomed Ankalaev, Craig is within grasp of entering the title mix. Surprising to say the least, as Craig started his UFC career with a measly 3-4 record. Meanwhile, Oezdemir heads into this bout on a two-fight losing streak. Still ranked ninth in the division, the former title challenger has an opportunity to remain in the top ten and garner a top-five fight with a victory here.
This should be a highly entertaining fight, as Craig has only seen the scorecards once in twenty-one professional fights. A ground specialist, with perhaps the most dangerous submission game in the Light Heavyweight division, Craig has constantly proven doubters wrong. Having gone 5-0-1 in the last six fights, and with victories over Jamahal Hill, Nikita Krylov, Mauricio Rua and Magomed Ankalaev, Craig is a force to be reckon with at 205 pounds. Looking to stay far away from the mat is Oezdemir. An active, yet powerful striker, Oezdemir has made his living by on the feet. Where he has fallen prey, is against the cage and on the ground. Sporting an 80% takedown defense, Oezdemir has been better about keeping himself upright. However, he has still been taken down at least once in five of the past seven fights.
Expecting this one to end inside the distance, one could assume that either Craig submits Oezdemir or the Swiss-man sends the Scot into the shadow realm. Seeing how Oezdemir is still being taken down despite his high takedown defense, Craig has proven that all he needs is one chance. Even if he can’t successful get Oezdemir down, Craig isn’t afraid to pull guard and get his foe into his world. One in which Oezdemir will have no answers for. With that said, I predict that Craig wins via submission.
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155 lbs.: Ludovit Klein vs. Mason Jones – The preliminary card headliner comes in the Lightweight division, as Ludovit Klein takes on Mason Jones. Coming off an important win over Devonte Smith, which stopped a two-fight skid, Klein will look to make it two straight. Given the stage and the spot in the pecking order of the card, this is a big opportunity for Klein to finally arrive in the UFC. Meanwhile, Jones returns to the octagon for the first time in 2022. Having finally tasted UFC victory against David Onama, the former simultaneous Cage Warriors Lightweight and Welterweight champion can finally move on from a nightmare start to his UFC tenure. With immense potential and only 27 years of age, Jones is one to can keep an eye out for.
The UFC has long been the proven grounds in mixed martial arts. Both Klein and Jones have found that out in short order. Klein, who is 2-2 in the UFC, has shown flashes of brilliance. With an arsenal on the feet, and a propensity to attack the body, Klein is at his best when he let’s everything go. Known to have solid takedown defense and grappling abilities which aide him in getting back to the feet, Klein has proven that he can’t be held down. Formerly fighting at Featherweight, Klein may lack the size, but his movement and striking speed give him an edge at 155 pounds. Looking to challenge Klein everywhere, is the well rounded Jones. Having gone 1-1, with one no contest in three UFC fights, Jones hasn’t quite lived up to his previous undefeated simultaneous champion status he strolled into the promotion with. However, with youth and talent on his side, Jones future is bright.
Bound to be a fun fight, I’m going to side with Jones. Despite coming into this fight on short notice, Jones is a well conditioned workhorse, who is relentless with his wrestling and striking. Landing eight takedowns and over eighty significant strikes in his recent win, Jones showed us a taste of his blended attack. Against Klein, takedowns won’t come easy, but being the natural Lightweight should give him the strength edge needed to floor Klein. With that said, I predict that Jones wins via decision.Embed from Getty Images
155 lbs.: Marc Diakiese vs. Damir Hadzovic – We have a scrap in the Lightweight division, as Marc Diakiese takes on Damir Hadzovic. Coming off an important victory over Viacheslav Borschev, which halted a two-fight skid, Diakiese returns to the octagon looking to make it two straight. Nearing six years with the UFC, Diakiese is going to need to do better than his 6-5 UFC record if he is ever going to realize his dream of becoming a UFC champion. Meanwhile, Hadzovic returns to the octagon for the first time in 2022. Having been out for over a year, which isn’t the first time, Hadzovic will look to finally build off his victory over Yancy Medeiros. A fight that was important for Hadzovic, as he avoided three straight losses and a potential exit from the UFC.
An important fight for both, as the loser will not only find themselves at the bottom of the division, but potentially fighting for another organization next. Diakiese is a dynamic striker, who of late, has improved his wrestling abilities significantly. Having landed eleven takedowns in his most recent fight, Diakiese has proven that he isn’t one dimensional and can embrace the grind if he needs to. Given Hadzovic’s takedown defense sits around 37%, I would suspect that the Bosnian is going to face a lot of wrestling in this one. However, if Hadzovic can keep the fight upright, his power on the feet will come into play. With seven of his fourteen victories coming via knockout, Hadzovic isn’t someone to take lightly on the feet.
In my opinion, this is Diakiese’s fight to lose. With advantages in the wrestling department, as well as a five inch reach advantage on the feet, Diakiese will be comfortable wherever this fight goes. Having never been stopped via strikes in twenty professional fights, Diakiese has the durability to withstand Hadzovic’s one real strength. Then again, I don’t believe that strength ever see’s the light of day, as I predict that Diakiese uses his wrestling to cruise to a decision victory.
145 lbs.: Nathaniel Wood vs. Charles Rosa – We have a showdown in the Featherweight division, as Nathaniel Wood takes on Charles Rosa. In a funk, that has saw Wood drop two of the last three, Wood comes into this fight needing to get back on track. Nicknamed the prospect and look every bit of it early, Wood is going to need to prove that he can get by the veterans of the division if he is to ever advance himself up the ladder. Meanwhile, Rosa enters this fight urgently needing a victory. Having dropped two straight and three of the last four, Rosa is turning into a gatekeeper with little hope of every challenging for the title.
This is an important fight for both, as neither can continue the snide they are currently on. Wood, is a well rounded fighter, who has excellent motor. Eclipsing over 100 strikes in back-to-back fights, Wood is relentless with activity from the opening bell to the end. Not just a striker, Wood has shown to be an adequate wrestler with good grappling. Something in which could be a huge factor in this fight, as Rosa’s 38% takedown defense has been the root of many of his defeats. Mainly profiling as a striker, who will mix in a takedown once in awhile, Rosa is tough and a willing brawler. With eight submission victories though, Rosa is no slouch on the ground. However, he has had trouble keeping stronger grapplers from implementing their game on him.
In what could be a fun fight, I’m going with Wood. With an excellent gas tank and a well rounded game, Wood can comfortably take this fight wherever he wants. The only thing that Rosa has going for toughness, which is why I predict that Wood will win this fight via decision.
145 lbs.: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jonathan Pearce – A clash in the Featherweight division division see’s Makwan Amirkhani take on Jonathan Pearce. Coming off an important victory in his career, one in which halted a three-fight skid, Amirkhani returns to the octagon looking to continue his winning ways. Starting his UFC career 5-1, there is still hope that the 33-year old Amirkhani can make some noise at 145 pounds. Meanwhile, Pearce comes into this fight looking to continue his climb up the totem. A winner of three straight and eight of his last nine, Pearce has been on a tear. Adding another victory in this bout, over a veteran like Amirkhani, would align Pearce with a top fifteen foe next.
This is an intriguing fight in the Featherweight division, that has two very realistic scenario’s. One, the grappling and submission ace Amirkhani gets this fight down to mat. From there, his control and submission prowess see him either bank two rounds or put a halt to this fight. Two, the wrestling workhorse that is Pearce, uses his heavy pace and cardio to outlast the fading Amirkhani. While normally, option two is something in which I have favored, especially considering Amirkhani’s gas tank being so poor. Seeing Pearce be taken down twice and almost submitted a few times in his most recent fight against a debutant, I am concerned that he can be caught.
With that said, I’m going on a limb here and picking Amirkhani. Knowing all to well that he will fade in the later rounds, and probably get finished by a cardio machine-like Pearce, I have an inkling that Amirkhani will get this fight to mat early and have his chance to put a halt to this bout. With twelve of his seventeen wins coming via submission, as well as two of Pearce’s losses coming via submission, the ingredients are there for Amirkhani to get it done. My prediction, while knowing the danger, is Amirkhani tapping out Pearce.Embed from Getty Images
125 lbs.: Charles Johnson vs. Muhammad Mokaev – The lone Flyweight fight on the card features Muhammad Mokaev and Charles Johnson. A credentialed and rising superstar, Mokaev returns to O2 Arena looking to replicate his successful UFC debut victory over Cody Durden. A fight in which only lasted a mere 58 seconds. Undefeated and only 21-years old, Mokaev is a legitimate prospect worth monitoring. Meanwhile, Johnson comes into his UFC debut a winner of four straight. Looking to play spoiler, Johnson heads into enemy territory with a goal of hushing the crowd. With eight of his eleven wins coming inside the distance, Johnson has the abilities to do such.
As the second biggest favorite on the card, Mokaev will look to continue his dominance in mixed martial arts. Well rounded, Mokaev showed in his last fight, that he’s got some pop in his hands. However, his wrestling and grappling abilities are what really standout. A four-time IMMAF gold medalist, the Dagestani born is a mauler like fellow countrymate Khabib Nurmagomedov. Wanting all the smoke is Johnson. An Interim LFA Flyweight Champion, Johnson comes into his debut with double the experience as Mokaev. Backed back an excellent gas tank, which has shown it’s teeth in four straight scheduled five round fights, Johnson is going to bring forth a heavy pace. With a boxing background, Johnson has shown to be a formidable striker with some good pop.
Coming into enemy territory is one thing, doing it in your UFC debut is another. While Johnson has talent and will find success inside the octagon, this is a fight that leans towards Mokaev. With superior wrestling and grappling, expect Mokaev to get this fight to the ground and rack up control time. Not sure if a finish comes to fruition, given Johnson has never been stopped, I’m going to go ahead and predict that Mokaev wins via decision.
155 lbs.: Jai Herbert vs. Kyle Nelson – An early contender for a performance bonus comes in the Lightweight division, as Jai Herbert takes on Kyle Nelson. A loser of three of the last four, with all three losses coming inside the distance, Herbert comes into this fight needing to right the ship. Nearly pulling off an upset win over Ilia Topuria in his most recent fight, Herbert returns to the O2 Arena hoping to get the job done this time around. Otherwise, his tenure with the UFC will likely meet an end. Meanwhile, Nelson comes into this fight in the same boat as Herbert. A loser of three of his last four, all of which he was stopped in, the Canadian moves back up to the Lightweight division seeking a spark. A much needed one, as another loss will likely result in Nelson’s walking papers.
The judges won’t be needed in this fight, as both men are proven finisher’s, who have yet to see the scorecards during their UFC tenure. Herbert is a striker, with excellent power. Having dropped and nearly upset Ilia Topuria in his last fight, Herbert has proven that he is very dangerous on the feet. However, there are some glaring flaws in the Brit’s game. Lacking durability, Herbert has been knocked out in three of his four losses. The other loss came via submission, which isn’t surprising given his lack of wrestling and grappling. Perhaps looking to exploit those vulnerabilities is Nelson, who is a striker, but has attempted to wrestle in the UFC. Attempted being the key word, as Nelson has only landed two takedowns at a 12% accuracy in four UFC fights. With power on the feet, Nelson has proven to be dangerous early in the fight. As the fight wanes, so does he and his durability however.
In what is bound to be an exciting fight for however long it last, I’m going to side with Herbert. Knowing Nelson lacks the necessary wrestling to give Herbert fits, this fight will play out on the feet. An advantage for Herbert, as his power and size should overwhelm Nelson – who might I add is coming up from Featherweight. With a two-inch height and six-inch reach advantage, expect Herbert to get the better of Nelson on the feet and eventually put the Canadian down via TKO.
125 lbs.: Mandy Bohm vs. Victoria Leonardo – A preliminary card clash in the Women’s Flyweight division, see’s Mandy Bohm take on Victoria Leonardo. Coming off an unsuccessful UFC debut, which was Bohm’s first professional defeat, the German comes into her second appearance hoping for better results. Having had more cancellations than fights throughout her career, Bohm has been limited to eight bouts in nearly eight years as a professional. Luckily at 32-years old and in the Flyweight division, Bohm has time on her side to make a run. Meanwhile, Leonardo urgently needs a win. Dropping her first two UFC fights, both by TKO, Leonardo has had a tough time finding her footing inside the octagon. Taking nearly a year off since the last fight, Leonardo should come into this bout recharged and ready to roll.
The urgency to win should be apparent in this fight, as both women seek their first UFC victory. Bohm is a striker, who lacks wrestling, but is most effective inside the clinch. It’s there where Bohm has landed nasty elbows and has used her grappling to get the fight to the mat. On the feet though, Bohm likes to keep distance and pump a jab. An effective strategy that could come into play in this fight, as she is sporting a seven inch reach advantage. Needing to get in the pocket is Leonardo. A fairly well rounded fighter, Leonardo boasts physical strength and overall activity. Doing a nice job blending in takedowns with her striking, it’s a little underwhelming that Leonardo has seen little success in the UFC thus far. Then again, Leonardo’s striking defense was abysmal on the regional scene and has reared it’s ugly teeth in her two UFC appearances.
Expecting this fight to be close, I’m going to side with Leonardo. Obviously the concerns are striking defense, cardio and the fact that Bohm boasts a seven inch reach advantage. However, if Leonardo can get inside and physically bully Bohm against the cage, she can neutralize the German. With a takedown or two, Leonardo has the strength and grappling to hold down Bohm for long periods of time. In doing such, I could see her bank the first two rounds before slowing down in the third. So with that said, I predict that Leonardo will win via decision.
170 lbs.: Claudio Silva vs. Nicolas Dalby – A pair of veterans clash in the Welterweight division, as Nicolas Dalby takes on Claudio Silva. Returning to the octagon for the first time in 2022, Dalby will look to rebound from a loss to Tim Means. Having faired better during this second UFC stint, with a pair of big wins over Daniel Rodriguez and Alex Oliveira, Dalby is a victory away from re-positioning himself for an opponent near the top fifteen. Meanwhile, Silva comes into this fight on a two-fight skid. A first in Silva’s career, who had previously won fourteen straight, with five of those coming inside the octagon. Nearing an end to his fighting career, the 39- year old can’t afford to drop another fight.
This is an intriguing fight, that could go either way. Silva is a ground specialist, who has exceptional grappling and submission abilities. Having landed a takedown in all seven of his UFC bouts, Silva has parlayed that into five victories, including one over Leon Edwards. With good though comes bad, as Silva’s cardio is problematic. Slowing down in the later rounds, Silva’s takedowns become less effective and he becomes more vulnerable to being tagged on the feet. A blueprint to beating the Brazilian that Dalby will certainly look to capitalize on. A well rounded fighter, Dalby is adept to fight wherever the fight goes. With a karate background and some good boxing skills, Dalby makes it a priority to attack the body and chop down the legs. Using his physical strength, Dalby looks to control opponents against the cage and look for a takedown. More often than not however, he has lacked in successful getting the fight to mat.
There are several scenario’s that could play out in this fight, which makes it hard to predict. For example, if this fight were to end early, it would be because Silva got the takedown and submitted Dalby. However, if Dalby weathers the initial storm, he should be able to outpoint a visibly gassed and wild striker in Silva. Given the Brazilian’s age and his recent skid, I’m going to side with Dalby. So with that said, I predict Dalby wins via decision.