Ion Cutelaba vs Philipe Lins Prediction UFC 299 Picks 3/9

Ion Cutelaba vs Philipe Lins Prediction UFC 299 Picks 3/9

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UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 - Ion Cutelaba vs. Philipe Lins Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an explosive light heavyweight showdown as Ion "The Hulk" Cutelaba takes on Philipe "Monstro" Lins at UFC 299. This electrifying bout is set to ignite the audience at the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL on March 9, 2024. Let's delve into their backgrounds, recent performances, and our final prediction.

 

Ion Cutelaba - Xtreme Couture

  • Height/Weight: 6' 1", 205 lbs
  • Record: 17-9-1 (13 TKO, 2 SUB)
  • Team: Xtreme Couture
  • Nickname: The Hulk
  • Stance: Southpaw

Strengths:

Ion "The Hulk" Cutelaba is known for his aggressive fighting style and devastating knockout power, with 13 of his victories coming by way of TKO. Cutelaba's imposing physicality and relentless forward pressure often overwhelm opponents, making him a formidable force in the light heavyweight division.

Recent Performance:

Cutelaba showcased his striking prowess in his last outing, securing a first-round TKO victory over Tanner Boser at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen, finishing the fight in just two minutes and five seconds.

 

Philipe Lins - American Top Team

  • Height/Weight: 6' 2", 204 lbs
  • Record: 17-5-0 (9 TKO, 4 SUB)
  • Team: American Top Team
  • Nickname: Monstro
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Philipe "Monstro" Lins possesses a well-rounded skill set, with the ability to finish fights both on the feet and on the ground. With nine victories by TKO and four by submission, Lins is a versatile fighter capable of adapting to various styles and situations inside the Octagon.

Recent Performance:

Lins demonstrated his striking prowess in his last fight, securing a first-round TKO victory over Maxim Grishin at UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi, earning a unanimous decision victory.

 

Prediction:

In this light heavyweight clash, Philipe Lins holds the advantage with his well-rounded skill set and recent impressive performances. Lins' ability to dictate the pace of the fight and capitalize on openings presents a significant challenge for Cutelaba. While Cutelaba possesses formidable knockout power, Lins' technical proficiency and experience give him the edge in this matchup. Expect Lins to utilize his superior striking and potentially exploit openings in Cutelaba's defense to secure a victory, possibly by TKO or a dominant decision.

 

Pick: Philipe Lins ML +105

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