Jesus Aguilar vs Mateus Mondaca Prediction UFC Picks 2/24

Jesus Aguilar vs Mateus Mondaca Prediction UFC Picks 2/24

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UFC Fight Night: Aguilar vs. Mendonca Preview and Prediction

Prepare for an intense showdown in the flyweight division as Jesus "The Hammer" Aguilar faces off against Mateus "Bocao" Mendonca at UFC Fight Night: Aguilar vs. Mendonca, set to ignite the arena on February 24th. With both fighters aiming to climb the divisional ladder, this bout guarantees action-packed excitement. Let's explore their backgrounds, recent performances, and a final prediction.

 

Jesus Aguilar - Entram Gym

  • Height/Weight: 5' 4", 126 lbs
  • Record: 9-2-0 (1 TKO, 6 SUB)
  • Team: Entram Gym
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Jesus Aguilar, known as "The Hammer," possesses a lethal ground game with a knack for submissions. His recent victory over Shannon Ross showcased his ability to end fights swiftly with a first-round TKO. With a diverse submission arsenal, including guillotine chokes and rear-naked chokes, Aguilar is a constant threat on the mat.

Weaknesses:

While Aguilar excels on the ground, he may struggle against opponents with superior striking skills, as evidenced in his loss to Tatsuro Taira. To secure victory against Mendonca, Aguilar must be cautious of engaging in prolonged stand-up exchanges and focus on initiating grappling situations.

Fight History Highlights:

Aguilar's recent win over Shannon Ross displayed his striking power, securing a TKO victory in just 17 seconds.

Path to Victory:

Aguilar's path to victory lies in his ability to dictate the fight's pace and capitalize on grappling exchanges. By pressuring Mendonca and seeking takedown opportunities, Aguilar can exploit his opponent's vulnerabilities on the ground and work towards securing a submission finish.

 

Mateus Mendonca - Chute Boxe

  • Height/Weight: 5' 6", 126 lbs
  • Record: 10-2-0 (3 TKO, 4 SUB)
  • Team: Chute Boxe
  • Nickname: Bocao
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Mateus Mendonca, aka "Bocao," is a well-rounded fighter with a balanced skill set. With victories over tough opponents like Pedro Nobre and Victor Nato, Mendonca has demonstrated his ability to finish fights both on the feet and on the ground. His striking accuracy and submission savvy make him a formidable adversary.

Weaknesses:

Despite his skills, Mendonca may struggle against opponents with superior grappling abilities, as seen in his loss to Javid Basharat. To overcome Aguilar, Mendonca must showcase improved takedown defense and avoid being drawn into prolonged ground battles.

Fight History Highlights:

Mendonca's recent victory over Ashiek Ajim showcased his striking prowess, securing a TKO victory in just 48 seconds.

Path to Victory:

Mendonca's key to victory lies in utilizing his striking arsenal to keep the fight standing and avoid Aguilar's ground game. By maintaining distance and controlling the pace, Mendonca can capitalize on striking opportunities and look to finish the fight with his punching power.

 

Prediction:

In what promises to be a thrilling matchup, Jesus Aguilar holds the edge with his submission expertise and ability to control the fight on the ground. While Mendonca poses a threat with his striking skills, Aguilar's grappling proficiency gives him the advantage. Expect Aguilar to secure victory via submission, showcasing his ground dominance and securing another impressive win.

 

Pick: Aguilar ML +100

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