After a weekend off, the UFC returns to action this Saturday with an exciting main event featuring top 10 middleweights. Before we reach the main event, we have the main card with many prospects and legends in their own right. Let’s take a look at this bantamweight scrap with a fight of the night bonus written all over it.
First Look at the Fighters
Saidyokub Kakhramonov is looking to make a huge impact in UFC’s most entertaining division when he battles one of the promotion’s biggest prospects in Trevin Jones. Yokub is riding a two-fight winning streak, with his most recent victory coming by way of KO. When the cage door closes this Saturday, that power will be hard for Jones to avoid. Yokub’s ground game is not to be slept on; earlier in his career, it was almost mandatory for his opponents to keep away from grappling with him.
Trevin Jones is finally back after having multiple canceled bouts. He looks to continue to live up to his “5 Star” nickname by delivering another impressive performance. Jones became popular last year when he almost suffered a TKO loss from a deadly liver shot against Timur Valiev. He survived the rest of the round and knocked his opponent out in the second. “5 Star” Jones has high level striking and vicious ground and pound.
Saidyokub Kakhramonov vs. Trevin Jones Fight Breakdown
Kakhramonov vs. Trevin Jones could easily be the fight of the night. On paper, it could even be the fight of the year. Two exciting prospects coming off back-to-back victories by way of KO/TKO. Both men have dynamite in their hands, so overhands from either corner are something to look out for.
Jones loves to cut angles with leg kicks and uppercuts; he does this so intelligently and has perfect defense when circling out. “5 Star” has amazing scrambles and can find ways out of deep submissions almost with ease. His clinch work is massively underrated, especially his Muay Thai clinch, where he lets knees fly but never recklessly. Short-range hooks and elbows are a huge part of Jones’ offensive game and can find huge success for him.
Kakhramonov sets up his kicks beautifully and can pick apart the body from a comfortable range. When the distance is closed, he prefers to dirty-box. Short-range hooks are a huge weapon for Kakhramonov, and his guard is nice and tight in wild exchanges. He has a ferocious double leg and almost slips onto the back of his opponents as if it is second nature to him. Kakhramonov’s submission game shines the brightest as he snatches his opponents’ necks within seconds of having the dominant position.
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