Pedro Munhoz vs Kyler Phillips Prediction UFC 299 Picks 3/9

Pedro Munhoz vs Kyler Phillips Prediction UFC 299 Picks 3/9

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UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 - Pedro Munhoz vs. Kyler Phillips Preview and Prediction

Prepare for a thrilling bantamweight clash as Pedro "The Young Punisher" Munhoz goes head-to-head against Kyler "The Matrix" Phillips at UFC 299. This highly anticipated bout promises fireworks at the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL on March 9, 2024. Let's analyze the fighters' backgrounds, recent performances, and our final prediction.

 

Pedro Munhoz - American Top Team

  • Height/Weight: 5' 6", 135 lbs
  • Record: 20-8-0 (5 TKO, 8 SUB)
  • Team: American Top Team
  • Nickname: The Young Punisher
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Pedro "The Young Punisher" Munhoz is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt with a lethal submission game, securing eight of his victories by submission. Munhoz's tenacity and grappling prowess make him a threat on the ground, capable of finishing fights from various positions.

Recent Performance:

Munhoz is coming off a hard-fought unanimous decision loss to Marlon Vera at UFC 292: Sterling vs. O'Malley. Despite the defeat, Munhoz showcased his durability and resilience throughout the three-round battle.

 

Kyler Phillips - MMA LAB

  • Height/Weight: 5' 8", 135 lbs
  • Record: 11-2-0 (5 TKO, 2 SUB)
  • Team: MMA LAB
  • Nickname: The Matrix
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Kyler "The Matrix" Phillips is a dynamic striker with excellent movement and footwork inside the Octagon. With five TKO victories to his name, Phillips possesses the ability to outmaneuver opponents and land significant strikes from range.

Recent Performance:

Phillips secured a unanimous decision victory over Raoni Barcelos at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Font, showcasing his technical striking and defensive grappling skills over three hard-fought rounds.

 

Prediction:

Given Munhoz's durability and Phillips' technical striking, this matchup is expected to be a closely contested battle that could go the distance. Both fighters have shown resilience in previous fights, with Munhoz's grappling expertise likely to neutralize Phillips' striking advantage at times. With the odds favoring the fight to go the distance at -250, expect a tactical affair with both fighters exchanging blows and looking for opportunities to impose their game plans. Ultimately, Munhoz's ability to weather the storm and push the pace, combined with Phillips' evasive footwork and striking accuracy, points towards a hard-fought decision victory for one of these skilled bantamweights.

 

Pick: Fight to go to the distance - Yes (-250)

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