Edgar Chairez vs Daniel Lacerda Prediction UFC Picks 2/24

Edgar Chairez vs Daniel Lacerda Prediction UFC Picks 2/24

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UFC Fight Night: Cháirez vs. Lacerda Preview and Prediction

Prepare for an exhilarating flyweight showdown as Édgar "Puro Chicali" Cháirez takes on Daniel "Miojo" Lacerda at UFC Fight Night: Cháirez vs. Lacerda. Scheduled to take place on February 24th at the Mexico City Arena, this bout promises high-octane action from start to finish. Let's delve into their backgrounds, recent performances, and a final prediction.

 

Édgar Cháirez - Entram Gym

  • Height/Weight: 5' 7", 131 lbs
  • Record: 10-5-0 (4 TKO, 6 SUB)
  • Team: Entram Gym
  • Nickname: Puro Chicali
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Édgar Cháirez, known as "Puro Chicali," is a versatile fighter with a knack for finishing fights both on the feet and on the ground. With a balanced record of knockouts and submissions, Cháirez possesses a well-rounded skill set that keeps opponents guessing. His recent victory over Roberto Guerrero demonstrated his ability to capitalize on openings and secure quick finishes.

Weaknesses:

While Cháirez boasts an impressive record, he has shown vulnerability against opponents with superior striking skills and footwork. In his loss to Tatsuro Taira, Cháirez struggled to close the distance and impose his game plan, ultimately falling short on the judges' scorecards. Against Lacerda, Cháirez must showcase improved striking defense and look to dictate the pace of the fight.

Fight History Highlights:

Cháirez's recent victory over Roberto Guerrero showcased his submission prowess, securing a guillotine choke victory in the first round.

Path to Victory:

Cháirez's path to victory lies in his ability to utilize his grappling advantage and exploit Lacerda's potential vulnerabilities on the ground. By initiating clinch exchanges and looking for takedown opportunities, Cháirez can neutralize Lacerda's striking and impose his submission game. Additionally, Cháirez must showcase improved striking defense to avoid Lacerda's potent striking attacks and prevent being caught in dangerous positions.

 

Daniel Lacerda - Chute Boxe

  • Height/Weight: 5' 6", 127 lbs
  • Record: 11-5-0 (5 TKO, 6 SUB)
  • Team: Chute Boxe
  • Nickname: Miojo
  • Stance: Switch

Strengths:

Daniel Lacerda, also known as "Miojo," is a skilled striker with a penchant for finishing fights with his dynamic striking arsenal. With victories over tough opponents like Rodrigo dos Santos Sarafian Lobato and Augusto Cesar Saraiva da Costa, Lacerda has demonstrated his ability to dictate the pace of the fight and capitalize on openings with his precise striking combinations.

Weaknesses:

Despite his striking prowess, Lacerda may struggle against opponents with superior grappling skills and submission proficiency. In his loss to Francisco Figueiredo, Lacerda encountered difficulties when taken to the ground and forced to defend against submission attempts. Against Cháirez, Lacerda must showcase improved takedown defense and look to keep the fight standing to unleash his striking offense.

Fight History Highlights:

Lacerda's recent victory over Jai Herbert showcased his striking ability, securing a unanimous decision victory after a dominant performance.

Path to Victory:

Lacerda's path to victory hinges on his ability to keep the fight standing and utilize his striking advantage to keep Cháirez on the back foot. By utilizing his footwork and aggression, Lacerda can dictate the pace of the fight and prevent Cháirez from implementing his grappling game plan. Additionally, Lacerda must showcase improved takedown defense and avoid being taken to the ground, where Cháirez poses a significant threat with his submission skills.

 

Prediction:

In this highly anticipated flyweight matchup, look for Édgar Cháirez to emerge victorious by utilizing his grappling advantage and securing a submission victory in the second round. While Lacerda will pose a significant challenge with his striking prowess, Cháirez's ability to initiate grappling exchanges and capitalize on submission opportunities will ultimately lead to his success in this bout.

 

Pick: Edgar Chairez ML -475

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