Ottman Azaitar vs Francisco Prado Prediction UFC Fight Night

Ottman Azaitar vs Francisco Prado Prediction UFC Fight Night

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UFC Fight Night: Ottman "Bulldozer" Azaitar Vs. Francisco Prado


Fight Analysis

On July 15, 2023, we will witness a clash between two titans of the lightweight division: Ottman Azaitar (13-1-0), the hard-hitting veteran from Germany, and the rising star Francisco Prado (11-1-0), a young Taekwondo specialist from Argentina.

 

Ottman Azaitar

Azaitar, also known as the "Bulldozer", boasts a record of 13 wins and 1 loss. With a foundation in Muay Thai, he has displayed lethal knockout power in his bouts, achieving 69% of his victories through KO/TKO. His punching power and aggressive style are among his major strengths.

Azaitar's last defeat, however, highlighted a potential weakness in his grappling defense, which could be exploited by a skilled submission artist. Also, as he often seeks to finish fights early, his cardio in the later rounds may be questionable.

 

Francisco Prado

Prado, on the other hand, has 11 wins and 1 loss on his resume. He has shown remarkable skills in both striking and grappling. With a background in Taekwondo, he has achieved 45% of his victories by KO/TKO and 55% via submission, indicating his versatile skill set.

Prado's weakness may lie in his relatively green experience, especially when faced with high-pressure situations against seasoned fighters. His loss came by decision, suggesting he may struggle to convince judges when he can't finish the fight.

 


Prediction

While Prado is a well-rounded fighter, Azaitar's aggressive style and heavy hands pose a significant challenge. Prado's submission skills might not be a decisive factor if he cannot take Azaitar down, given the Bulldozer's strong takedown defense.

The key here is Azaitar's experience and power. If he can impose his will early on and avoid getting dragged into the later rounds, he stands a high chance of securing a win. Therefore, our prediction is a victory for Ottman "Bulldozer" Azaitar, possibly by knockout in the early rounds.

 

Pick: Ottman Azaitar ML +100

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