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UFC on FOX: Jacare vs. Brunson 2 (Preview & Predictions)

Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
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410   //    27 Jan 2018, 00:02 IST

UFC 194: Souza vs. Romero
Jacare (Right) looks to earn a shot at the UFC Middleweight title

A rematch about half a decade in the making is set to take place this weekend, as Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza battles Derek Brunson.

The co-main event of the evening has perennial Featherweight contender Dennis Bermudez battle Andre Fili. Besides, several other intriguing matchups have also been scheduled for this card.

So, without further ado, here are the complete predictions & preview for UFC on FOX: Jacare vs. Brunson 2—

*Indian fans can watch UFC on FOX: Jacare vs. Brunson 2 Live & Exclusive on SONY TEN 2 & SONY TEN 2 HD on Sunday, January 28th, from 6:30 am onwards*


#Main Card (FOX)

#1 Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs. Derek Brunson

Jacare is without a doubt one of the best Middleweights to have ever competed in the sport of MMA.

While the veteran Brazilian Jiu Jitsu savant’s athleticism seems to have taken a hit over the past year or so, he still remains a finishing threat not only on the mat but also on the feet. Jacare knocked out Brunson early in their first encounter back in 2012.

Nevertheless, Brunson has significantly improved his striking, and in 2018, is a much well-rounded fighter than he was five years ago. Expect Brunson’s Takedown-Defense to hold up against Jacare in the opening minutes of the fight, before the former lights up Jacare on the feet en route to a first round KO victory. While Jacare has knockout power as well, the smart bet would be the younger fighter—Derek Brunson—scoring first and landing hard.

Prediction: Derek Brunson def. Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza via KO

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