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The lone Heavyweight fight on the card, see’s promotional newcomer Lukasz Brzeski take on Martin Buday. Coming off a nine-month suspension due to a positive drug test following his victory on Dana White’s Contender series, Brzeski luckily remained on the roster and is finally going to get his chance to grace the octagon. With the most recent fight changing to a no contest, the Pole is 5-0-1 in his previous six fights. Meanwhile, Buday is coming off a successful UFC debut. One that was almost marred by an illegal strike in the third round, but was deemed accidental and went to the scorecards – which were all in favor of Buday. The victory was Buday’s ninth straight and tenth overall.

I’m not certain after watching tape on Brzeski, that he is going to make an impact at Heavyweight. However, he’s going to be a part of some memorable fights. An exciting fighter, who looks to stop his foes, Brzeski brings forth excellent output. Unafraid of the brawl and almost inviting to get hit, Brzeski is a fighter who I could see scoring bonuses throughout his UFC tenure. I’m not certain though, he will be winning all that much, as his cardio, takedown defense and striking defense all need work. Area’s in which Buday will look to capitalize on. While the Slovakian has his own striking defense issues, his chin has proven to made of iron. His hands of steel as well, as his excellent jab and overall power have ended eight of his ten wins inside the distance. backs that notion up. Armed with good wrestling and grappling, Buday is capable of making some noise at 265 pounds. At times, Buday may stall out, but when he gets going, it’s tough to survive his onslaught.

As for a prediction, I’ve got Buday. He’s the more well rounded fighter of the two, with way less holes in his game. Although slow and open to being tagged, his durability has yet to fail him. Knowing that Buday can elect to strike or wrestle Brzeski, there are a plethora of ways for the Slovakian to win. So with that said, I predict that Buday wins via TKO.

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