Raul Rosas Jr vs Terrence Mitchell Prediction UFC Picks 9/16

Raul Rosas Jr vs Terrence Mitchell Prediction UFC Picks 9/16

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Noche UFC: Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 - Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Terrence Mitchell

Prepare for another thrilling matchup at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 16, 2023, as Raul Rosas Jr., also known as "El Niño Problema," faces off against Terrence Mitchell, "Terr-Bear," in a bantamweight showdown.

 

Raul Rosas Jr.: The Submission Specialist

Hailing from Mexico, Raul Rosas Jr. is a young and promising bantamweight fighter. At 5'9" and weighing 136 lbs, Rosas Jr. brings an impressive record of 7 wins and 1 loss to the octagon. What sets him apart is his submission prowess, with 5 of his victories coming by way of submission.

Rosas Jr.'s most recent fight was a decision loss against Christian Rodriguez at UFC 287: Pereira vs. Adesanya 2. However, he bounced back with a spectacular submission win over Jay Perrin at UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev.

Why Raul Rosas Jr. Could Secure the Victory:

Raul Rosas Jr. is undoubtedly a submission specialist, and his track record proves it. With 5 submission wins, he has showcased his ability to control and finish fights on the ground. In this matchup against Terrence Mitchell, Rosas Jr. might look to take the fight to the mat and capitalize on his ground game.

Given Mitchell's history of submission victories, Rosas Jr. may find an opportunity to secure another submission win, making him a formidable threat on the ground.

 

Terrence Mitchell: The Versatile Bantamweight

Hailing from the USA and representing Legacy Jiu-Jitsu, Terrence Mitchell is a seasoned bantamweight with a record of 14 wins and 3 losses. Standing at 5'10" with an orthodox stance, Mitchell is a well-rounded fighter with an equal number of (T)KO and submission wins.

Mitchell's most recent performance was a quick KO/TKO victory over Cameron Saaiman at UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez.

Why Terrence Mitchell Could Secure the Victory:

Terrence Mitchell is a versatile bantamweight with an impressive 6 submission wins in his record. While Raul Rosas Jr. is known for his submission game, Mitchell's well-rounded skills make him a formidable opponent both on the feet and on the ground.

If Mitchell can keep the fight standing or avoid Rosas Jr.'s takedowns, he has a chance to utilize his striking abilities and potentially secure a victory by (T)KO. However, he should be cautious of Rosas Jr.'s ground game.

 

Prediction:

As the excitement builds for Noche UFC: Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2, fans can look forward to a bantamweight battle between Raul Rosas Jr. and Terrence Mitchell. This fight brings together two fighters with impressive submission skills, setting the stage for a captivating ground battle.

In terms of betting odds, the best bet for this matchup might be Raul Rosas Jr. to win by submission at -220 odds. Rosas Jr.'s track record of submitting opponents and Mitchell's vulnerability on the ground create a favorable scenario for a submission victory.

While Mitchell is a well-rounded fighter, Rosas Jr.'s expertise in submissions could prove to be the deciding factor in this bout. If he can take the fight to the ground and secure a dominant position, he has a strong chance of finishing the fight via submission.

 

Pick: Raul Rosas Jr by Submission -220

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