Miles Johns vs Cody Gibson Prediction UFC Picks 3/23

Miles Johns vs Cody Gibson Prediction UFC Picks 3/23

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UFC Fight Night: Ribas vs. Namajunas - Miles Johns vs. Cody Gibson Preview and Prediction

Prepare for an exhilarating bantamweight clash between Miles Johns and Cody Gibson at UFC Fight Night: Ribas vs. Namajunas, set to light up the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on March 23, 2024. Both fighters are eager to prove their mettle inside the octagon, promising an action-packed encounter for fans worldwide. Let's delve into their backgrounds, recent performances, and forecast the outcome of this highly anticipated bout.

 

Miles Johns - Marathon MMA

  • Height/Weight: 5' 7", 136 lbs
  • Record: 13-2-0 (4 TKO, 2 SUB)
  • Team: Marathon MMA
  • Nickname: Chapo
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Miles Johns is a well-rounded fighter with a knack for finishing fights both on the feet and on the ground. With a diverse skill set and solid striking technique, Johns poses a threat to his opponents in stand-up exchanges. Additionally, his ability to capitalize on openings and secure submissions makes him dangerous in grappling exchanges.

Weaknesses:

Despite his impressive record, Miles Johns has experienced setbacks against high-level competition, notably his submission loss to John Castaneda. To secure victory against a seasoned opponent like Cody Gibson, Johns needs to avoid getting drawn into Gibson's game plan and demonstrate improved defensive skills.

 

Cody Gibson - The Pit

  • Height/Weight: 5' 10", 135 lbs
  • Record: 20-9-0 (7 TKO, 5 SUB)
  • Team: The Pit
  • Nickname: The Renegade
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Cody Gibson boasts a wealth of experience in the bantamweight division, with a history of finishing fights via strikes and submissions. His knockout power and technical grappling ability make him a formidable opponent for any fighter in the division. Gibson's versatility and fight IQ enable him to adapt to different opponents' styles.

Weaknesses:

Despite his successes, Cody Gibson has faced difficulties at the highest level of competition, evident in his recent loss to Brad Katona at UFC 292. To overcome a skilled opponent like Miles Johns, Gibson needs to address his vulnerabilities and impose his game plan effectively while avoiding lapses in concentration.

 

Prediction:

In what promises to be a closely contested battle, Miles Johns holds the edge over Cody Gibson based on his recent performances and Gibson's struggles against top-tier opponents. Johns' well-rounded skill set and hunger to bounce back from past setbacks will drive him to push the pace and dictate the flow of the fight. Look for Johns to capitalize on openings and exploit Gibson's weaknesses, potentially securing a finish via strikes or submission to claim victory in this exciting matchup.

 

Pick: Miles Johns ML -135

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