Ronaldo Rodriguez vs Denys Bondar Prediction UFC Picks 2/24

Ronaldo Rodriguez vs Denys Bondar Prediction UFC Picks 2/24

 

UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2 - Ronaldo Rodriguez vs Denys Bondar Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an explosive flyweight clash as Ronaldo "Lazy Boy" Rodriguez takes on Denys "Psycho" Bondar at UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2, set to grace the Mexico City Arena on February 24th. With both fighters eager to climb the ranks in the division, this bout promises fireworks from start to finish. Let's delve into their backgrounds, recent performances, and a final prediction. 

 

Ronaldo Rodriguez - ADAM Coatzacoalcos

  • Height/Weight: 5' 6", 124 lbs
  • Record: 16-2-0 (7 TKO, 4 SUB)
  • Team: ADAM Coatzacoalcos
  • Nickname: Lazy Boy
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Ronaldo Rodriguez, also known as "Lazy Boy," is a skilled finisher with an impressive record in the flyweight division. With a combination of knockout power and submission savvy, Rodriguez poses a threat to opponents in all areas of the fight. His recent victories over Angel Rodriguez and Jaime Londono highlight his ability to capitalize on openings and secure finishes.

Weaknesses:

While Rodriguez boasts a strong record, he has shown vulnerability against opponents with relentless pressure and superior grappling skills. In his loss to Jerome Rivera, Rodriguez struggled to fend off takedowns and control the pace of the fight. Against Bondar, Rodriguez must showcase improved takedown defense and maintain distance to avoid being taken to the ground.

Fight History Highlights:

Rodriguez's recent victory over Angel Rodriguez showcased his knockout power, securing a TKO victory via doctor's stoppage in the third round.

Path to Victory:

Rodriguez's path to victory lies in his ability to dictate the pace of the fight and capitalize on his striking advantage. By utilizing his footwork and aggression, Rodriguez can keep Bondar on the back foot and prevent him from establishing his rhythm. Additionally, Rodriguez's submission skills present a significant threat, and he must capitalize on any opportunities to take the fight to the ground and look for submissions.

 

Denys Bondar - Kharkov Top Team

  • Height/Weight: 5' 6", 126 lbs
  • Record: 14-4-0 (4 TKO, 10 SUB)
  • Team: Kharkov Top Team
  • Nickname: Psycho
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Denys Bondar, known as "Psycho," is a submission specialist with a dangerous ground game. With victories over tough opponents like Kenan Jafarli and Ghenadie Gitlan, Bondar has demonstrated his ability to finish fights with his grappling prowess. His relentless pressure and technical proficiency make him a formidable threat in the flyweight division.

Weaknesses:

Despite his grappling skills, Bondar may struggle against opponents with superior striking abilities. In his loss to Carlos Hernandez, Bondar encountered difficulties when pressured on the feet and unable to secure takedowns. Against Rodriguez, Bondar must showcase improved striking defense and look to close the distance to initiate grappling exchanges.

Fight History Highlights:

Bondar's recent victory over Kenan Jafarli showcased his submission prowess, securing a rear-naked choke victory in the first round.

Path to Victory:

Bondar's path to victory hinges on his ability to take the fight to the ground and impose his grappling dominance. By closing the distance and initiating clinch exchanges, Bondar can look to exploit Rodriguez's potential vulnerabilities on the ground and work towards securing submission opportunities. Additionally, Bondar must showcase improved striking defense to avoid Rodriguez's potent striking attacks and prevent being caught in dangerous positions.

 

Prediction:

In what promises to be an enthralling matchup, Ronaldo Rodriguez holds the advantage with his explosive striking and submission skills. While Denys Bondar poses a significant threat with his grappling prowess, Rodriguez's ability to dictate the pace of the fight and capitalize on openings gives him the edge. Expect Rodriguez to secure a victory either by TKO or submission, showcasing his versatility and determination.

 

Pick: Rodriguez ML -120

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