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We have a showdown in the Lightweight division, as Trey Ogden welcomes newcomer Daniel Zellhuber. Coming off an unsuccessful UFC debut against Jordan Leavitt, Ogden will look to make good on his second appearance. Having fought twenty times professionally and for several top organizations, Ogden has the experience. He just needs to translate it into wins on the biggest stage. Meanwhile, Zellhuber comes into his UFC debut with a perfect 12-0 record. A graduate of Dana White’s Contender series, Zellhuber has the size and talent to make an immediate impact in the Lightweight division.

A fight that is a good test for both gentlemen, I’m going to side with Zellhuber. While there is a concern regarding the Mexican’s takedown defense, which is mainly from his earlier fights, he evolved since then into a more well rounded fighter. Obviously Ogden will test that notion and may even find success, but I’m not certain that the American, who seemingly finds himself in disadvantageous positions in his fights, is the man for the job. On the feet, Ogden is no slouch. However, he’s also no Zellhuber. With excellent distance management, good output and powerful kicks at his disposal, Zellhuber is a tough man to stand across the cage from. Given Jordan Leavitt’s success on the feet with Ogden, I’m fairly certain that the American will eventually want no part of striking with Zellhuber. Unfortunately, I don’t think he’ll have much of a choice. With that said, I predict that Zellhuber will win via decision.

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