Josh Culibao vs Danny Silva Prediction UFC Picks 3/16

Josh Culibao vs Danny Silva Prediction UFC Picks 3/16

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UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura - Josh Culibao vs. Danny Silva Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an electrifying matchup as Josh "Kuya" Culibao faces off against Danny "El Puma" Silva at UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura, set to rock the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on March 16, 2024. This featherweight clash promises fireworks between two hungry fighters eager to make their mark in the UFC. Let's delve into their backgrounds, recent performances, and make a prediction for this highly anticipated bout.

 

Josh Culibao - Igor MMA

  • Height/Weight: 5' 10", 146 lbs
  • Record: 11-2-1 (5 TKO, 1 SUB)
  • Team: Igor MMA
  • Nickname: Kuya
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Josh Culibao is a well-rounded fighter with solid striking and grappling skills. With five TKO victories and a submission win, Culibao is comfortable in all areas of the fight game. His recent submission victory over Melsik Baghdasaryan showcased his ability to finish fights, making him a dangerous opponent for anyone in the featherweight division.

Weaknesses:

While Culibao possesses solid skills in both striking and grappling, he may face challenges against opponents with superior experience and fight IQ. In his loss to Lerone Murphy, Culibao struggled to impose his game plan against a seasoned opponent. Against Silva, Culibao needs to be strategic in his approach and avoid getting drawn into his opponent's strengths.

 

Danny Silva - CSW

  • Height/Weight: 5' 11", 146 lbs
  • Record: 8-1-0 (5 TKO, 0 SUB)
  • Team: CSW
  • Nickname: El Puma
  • Stance: Switch

Strengths:

Danny Silva is a dynamic striker with knockout power in both hands. With five TKO victories, Silva possesses explosive striking combinations capable of ending the fight in an instant. His recent win over Angel Pacheco at Dana White's Contender Series showcased his devastating striking, marking him as a threat in the featherweight division.

Weaknesses:

While Silva excels in striking, he may face challenges against opponents with strong grappling abilities. In his loss to Canaan Kawaihae, Silva struggled against his opponent's grappling game. Against Culibao, Silva needs to be cautious not to get drawn into a grappling exchange and focus on utilizing his striking to dictate the pace of the fight.

 

Prediction:

In what promises to be an exhilarating debut for Danny Silva in the UFC, expect him to come out with all guns blazing. Silva's excitement and hunger to make an impact in his first UFC appearance should drive him to push the pace and look for the finish. With his explosive striking and knockout power, Silva holds the edge in this matchup and should secure a victory in impressive fashion.

 

Pick: Danny Silva ML +155

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