Ismael Bonfim vs Vinc Pichel Prediction UFC 301 Picks 5/4

Ismael Bonfim vs Vinc Pichel Prediction UFC 301 Picks 5/4

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UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg - Ismael Bonfim vs. Vinc Pichel Preview and Prediction

Get ready for another thrilling matchup in the lightweight division as Ismael "Marreta" Bonfim takes on Vinc "From Hell" Pichel at UFC 301. This exciting bout is scheduled to happen on May 4, 2024, at the Farmasi Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Ismael Bonfim - Marreta

  • Height/Weight: 5' 8", 156 lbs
  • Record: 19-4-0 (9 TKO, 4 SUB)
  • Team: Cerrado MMA
  • Nickname: Marreta
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Ismael Bonfim is a well-rounded fighter with a knack for finishing fights. With nine victories by way of TKO, Bonfim possesses devastating striking power and excellent timing in his attacks. Additionally, Bonfim is no slouch on the ground, boasting four submission wins to his name, showcasing his versatility as a fighter.

Recent Performance:

Bonfim suffered a setback in his last outing, succumbing to a submission loss against Benoît Saint Denis at UFC Fight Night. However, prior to that, he showcased his striking prowess with a second-round TKO victory over Terrance McKinney at UFC 283. With a hunger for redemption, Bonfim will be looking to make a statement against Vinc Pichel.

 

Vinc Pichel - From Hell

  • Height/Weight: 5' 10", 156 lbs
  • Record: 14-3-0 (8 TKO, 0 SUB)
  • Team: FactoryX Muay Thai
  • Nickname: From Hell
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Vinc Pichel is a dangerous striker known for his knockout power. With eight of his victories coming by way of TKO, Pichel possesses the ability to end fights with his heavy hands and aggressive striking combinations. Additionally, Pichel has solid defensive skills, making it difficult for opponents to land clean shots.

Recent Performance:

Pichel is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Mark O. Madsen at UFC 273. Prior to that, he showcased his durability and striking ability with a unanimous decision victory over Austin Hubbard at UFC Fight Night. With a hunger to get back in the win column, Pichel will be aiming to put on an impressive performance against Ismael Bonfim.

 

Prediction:

Anticipate an explosive showdown when Ismael Bonfim and Vinc Pichel step into the Octagon at UFC 301. While Pichel possesses formidable striking, Bonfim's diverse skill set gives him the advantage in this matchup. With his ability to finish fights via TKO, submission, or even capitalize on a disqualification, Bonfim has multiple paths to victory.

Considering Bonfim's experience and his proven ability to finish fights in various ways, the prediction for this bout is a victory for Ismael Bonfim by KO/TKO, DQ, or submission.

 

Pick: Ismael Bonfim to win by KO/TKO, DQ, or submission +100

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