Alonzo Menifield vs Dustin Jacoby Prediction UFC Picks 12/16

Alonzo Menifield vs Dustin Jacoby Prediction UFC Picks 12/16

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UFC 296: Menifield vs. Jacoby: Alonzo Menifield vs. Dustin Jacoby Preview and Prediction KingPin Pro

Get ready for an electrifying Light Heavyweight clash at UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington, featuring Alonzo Menifield from Saekson Muay Thai against Dustin Jacoby from FactoryX Muay Thai.

 

Alonzo Menifield

Alonzo Menifield, representing the USA and fighting out of Saekson Muay Thai, stands at 6'0" and weighs 205 lbs. Born on October 18, 1987, Menifield fights with an orthodox stance.

Recent Fight History:

  • Jul 8, 2023: Menifield faced Jimmy Crute at UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez, securing a second-round submission victory in just 1 minute and 55 seconds.
  • Feb 11, 2023: In a closely contested bout at UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski, Menifield fought to a draw against Jimmy Crute after three rounds.
  • Oct 15, 2022: Menifield showcased his striking prowess at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo, securing a KO/TKO victory against Misha Cirkunov in the first round.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Alonzo Menifield holds a record of 14 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw, with 10 victories by (T)KO and 3 by submission. Nicknamed "Atomic," Menifield is known for his explosive striking and well-rounded skills. His recent submission win against Jimmy Crute showcased his evolving game and ability to finish fights in various ways.

 

Dustin Jacoby

Dustin Jacoby, representing the USA and fighting out of FactoryX Muay Thai, stands at 6'3" and weighs 205 lbs. Born on April 4, 1988, Jacoby fights with an orthodox stance.

Recent Fight History:

  • Aug 5, 2023: Jacoby faced Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Font, securing a first-round KO/TKO victory in just 1 minute and 22 seconds.
  • Apr 15, 2023: In a competitive matchup at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen, Jacoby suffered a unanimous decision loss against Azamat Murzakanov.
  • Oct 29, 2022: Jacoby fought Khalil Rountree Jr. at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen, resulting in a split decision victory after three rounds.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Dustin Jacoby holds a record of 19 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw, with 12 victories by (T)KO and 1 by submission. Known as "The Hanyak," Jacoby is a skilled striker with a strong Muay Thai background. His recent knockout victory against Kennedy Nzechukwu showcased his power and ability to end fights early.

 

Prediction:

Anticipate a high-octane showdown between Alonzo Menifield and Dustin Jacoby in the Light Heavyweight division at UFC 296: Edwards vs. Covington. Both fighters bring knockout power and a hunger for victory.

The prediction leans towards Alonzo Menifield securing the win in this matchup. Menifield's explosive striking, combined with his demonstrated ground game, gives him a versatile edge. Look for Menifield to capitalize on his striking prowess, possibly securing a (T)KO victory. His recent submission win against Jimmy Crute underscores his evolving skill set, making him a dangerous opponent in the division.

 

Pick: Alonzo Menifield ML +235

 

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