Gilbert Burns vs Jack Della Maddalena Prediction UFC 299 3/9

Gilbert Burns vs Jack Della Maddalena Prediction UFC 299 3/9

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UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 - Gilbert Burns vs. Jack Della Maddalena Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an intense showdown in the welterweight division as Gilbert "Durinho" Burns takes on Jack Della Maddalena at UFC 299. This highly anticipated bout is set to rock the Octagon at the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL on March 9, 2024. Let's analyze the fighters' backgrounds, recent performances, and our final prediction.

 

Gilbert Burns - Kill Cliff FC

  • Height/Weight: 5' 10", 171 lbs
  • Record: 22-6-0 (6 TKO, 9 SUB)
  • Team: Kill Cliff FC
  • Nickname: Durinho
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Gilbert "Durinho" Burns is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt with exceptional grappling skills and knockout power in his strikes. He possesses a relentless fighting style and is known for his aggressive ground game, making him a threat to any opponent in the welterweight division.

Recent Performance:

Burns is coming off a tough unanimous decision loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 288: Sterling vs. Cejudo. Despite the setback, Burns has shown his ability to bounce back from defeats and remains a top contender in the welterweight ranks.

 

Jack Della Maddalena - Scrappy MMA

  • Height/Weight: 5' 11", 171 lbs
  • Record: 16-2-0 (11 TKO, 2 SUB)
  • Team: Scrappy MMA
  • Stance: Switch
  • Reach: 73"

Strengths:

Jack Della Maddalena is a versatile fighter with knockout power in both hands and a solid ground game. With a background in boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Della Maddalena can adapt to any situation in the Octagon and dictate the pace of the fight.

Recent Performance:

Della Maddalena is riding a wave of momentum, coming off a hard-fought split decision victory over Kevin Holland at Noche UFC: Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2. His ability to control the distance with his striking and mix up his attacks makes him a dangerous opponent for anyone in the welterweight division.

 

Prediction:

While Gilbert Burns is a formidable opponent with his grappling pedigree and knockout power, Jack Della Maddalena's versatility and recent string of impressive victories give him the edge in this matchup. Della Maddalena's ability to dictate the pace of the fight with his striking and avoid Burns' takedown attempts will be key to his success. Expect Della Maddalena to utilize his reach advantage and superior striking technique to keep Burns at bay and secure a TKO victory in the later rounds, solidifying his status as a rising star in the welterweight division.

 

Pick: Della Maddalena ML -175

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