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The lone Heavyweight fight on the card features Jake Collier and Chris Barnett. Coming off a controversial defeat to Andrei Arlovski, Collier returns to the octagon looking to rebound. Unfortunately still seeking his first two-fight win streak since 2013-2014, Collier will have to get back on track in this fight to have that come to fruition. Meanwhile, Barnett comes into this fight looking to move past a foul filled defeat against Martin Buday. An unfortunate fight to say the least, as Barnett had momentum stemming from his spectacular knockout over Gian Villante.
Despite Collier fighting as low as Middleweight at one point in his UFC career, he has steadily turned himself into a formidable Heavyweight. Backed by solid cardio, Collier is very active on the feet and does a good job of slowing down opponents with leg kicks. In the other corner, Barnett isn’t nearly as active nor has the cardio of Collier, but he is fairly athletic for his size and certainly has knockout power. However, Collier has proven to be durable and has only been stopped once (Tom Aspinall) in the past seven years. With several advantages, and pending his chin holds up, this should be a fairly one sided decision victory by Collier.