Victor Altamirano vs Felipe dos Santos Prediction UFC 2/24

Victor Altamirano vs Felipe dos Santos Prediction UFC 2/24

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UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2 - Victor Altamirano vs Felipe dos Santos Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an electrifying showdown as Victor "El Magnífico" Altamirano squares off against Felipe "Lipe Detona" dos Santos at UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2, scheduled to take place at the Mexico City Arena on February 24th. With both fighters eager to make their mark in the flyweight division, anticipation is running high for this thrilling encounter. Let's delve into their backgrounds, recent performances, and a final prediction.

 

Victor Altamirano - Double Five Mid-Cities

  • Height/Weight: 5' 8", 125 lbs
  • Record: 12-3-0 (2 TKO, 4 SUB)
  • Team: Double Five Mid-Cities
  • Nickname: El Magnífico
  • Stance: Switch

Strengths:

Victor Altamirano, also known as "El Magnífico," brings a diverse skill set to the octagon. With a blend of striking and grappling techniques, Altamirano is a well-rounded fighter capable of adapting to various styles. His victories over respected opponents like Daniel Lacerda and Nate Smith demonstrate his ability to perform under pressure and secure finishes both on the feet and on the ground.

Weaknesses:

While Altamirano possesses solid skills in all areas of the game, he has shown susceptibility to opponents with strong wrestling backgrounds. In his loss to Tim Elliott, Altamirano struggled to fend off takedowns and control the pace of the fight. Against dos Santos, Altamirano must showcase improved takedown defense to avoid being put on the defensive.

Fight History Highlights:

Altamirano's recent victory over Vinicius Salvador showcased his striking prowess, securing a unanimous decision victory after a gritty battle.

Path to Victory:

Altamirano's path to victory lies in his ability to dictate the pace of the fight and keep dos Santos guessing with his unpredictable striking combinations. By utilizing his footwork and mixing up strikes with takedown attempts, Altamirano can prevent dos Santos from finding his rhythm and impose his will as the aggressor. Additionally, Altamirano'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.

 

Felipe dos Santos - Chute Boxe

  • Height/Weight: 5' 7", 124 lbs
  • Record: 7-1-0 (2 TKO, 3 SUB)
  • Team: Chute Boxe
  • Nickname: Lipe Detona
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Felipe dos Santos, known as "Lipe Detona," is a dynamic striker with knockout power in his hands. With victories over tough opponents like Hugo Paiva and Rafael Montouro Ribeiro, dos Santos has demonstrated his ability to finish fights in spectacular fashion. His aggressive fighting style and precise striking make him a dangerous threat in the flyweight division.

Weaknesses:

Despite his striking prowess, dos Santos may struggle against opponents with strong grappling abilities. In his loss to Manel Kape, dos Santos encountered difficulties when pressured against the cage and taken down to the mat. Against Altamirano, dos Santos must showcase improved takedown defense and maintain distance to avoid being taken out of his comfort zone.

Fight History Highlights:

Dos Santos' recent victory over Hugo Paiva showcased his knockout power, securing a unanimous decision victory after a dominant performance.

Path to Victory:

Dos Santos' path to victory hinges on his ability to establish range early in the fight and capitalize on Altamirano's potential defensive lapses. By utilizing his superior striking technique and maintaining distance, dos Santos can keep Altamirano on the outside and avoid grappling exchanges where Altamirano excels. Additionally, dos Santos must remain patient and look for openings to land significant strikes, capitalizing on any opportunities to finish the fight with his knockout power.

 

Prediction:

In what promises to be a thrilling contest, Victor Altamirano holds the advantage with his diverse skill set and ability to dictate the pace of the fight. While Felipe dos Santos poses a significant threat with his striking power, Altamirano's well-rounded game and submission prowess give him the edge. Expect Altamirano to secure a victory either by submission or a hard-fought decision.

 

Pick: Victor Altamirano ML +240

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