Youssef Zalal vs Billy Quarantillo Prediction UFC Picks 3/23

Youssef Zalal vs Billy Quarantillo Prediction UFC Picks 3/23

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UFC Fight Night: Ribas vs. Namajunas - Youssef Zalal vs. Billy Quarantillo Preview and Prediction

Prepare for a captivating featherweight showdown between Youssef "The Moroccan Devil" Zalal and Billy Quarantillo at UFC Fight Night: Ribas vs. Namajunas, scheduled to electrify fight fans at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV on March 23, 2024. Both fighters are poised to deliver a memorable performance as they seek to climb the ranks in the ultra-competitive featherweight division. Let's dissect their fighting backgrounds, recent performances, and anticipate the outcome of this intriguing matchup.

 

Youssef Zalal - FactoryX Muay Thai

  • Height/Weight: 5' 10", 145 lbs
  • Record: 13-5-1 (4 TKO, 6 SUB)
  • Team: FactoryX Muay Thai
  • Nickname: The Moroccan Devil
  • Stance: Switch

Strengths:

Youssef Zalal is a dynamic fighter with a diverse skill set that encompasses both striking and grappling. Known for his slick submissions and relentless pace, Zalal poses a threat to opponents in all areas of the fight. His ability to seamlessly switch stances keeps adversaries off-balance, allowing him to dictate the tempo of the bout.

Weaknesses:

Despite his proficiency in various aspects of MMA, Youssef Zalal has faced setbacks against opponents with superior wrestling abilities and physical strength. To emerge victorious against Billy Quarantillo, Zalal must effectively defend takedowns and showcase his improved striking to keep the fight in his domain.

 

Billy Quarantillo - Gracie Tampa South

  • Height/Weight: 5' 10", 145 lbs
  • Record: 18-5-0 (8 TKO, 5 SUB)
  • Team: Gracie Tampa South
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Billy Quarantillo is a seasoned fighter with a well-rounded skill set honed under the tutelage of Gracie Tampa South. Known for his durability and tenacity inside the cage, Quarantillo possesses the ability to weather adversity and capitalize on openings presented by his opponents. His submission game is particularly dangerous, with five of his victories coming by way of submission.

Weaknesses:

While Billy Quarantillo is proficient in various facets of MMA, he has struggled against opponents with superior technical striking and defensive grappling. To overcome Youssef Zalal, Quarantillo must avoid engaging in prolonged exchanges on the feet and instead look to exploit Zalal's vulnerabilities in the grappling department.

 

Prediction:

In what promises to be a closely contested matchup, Youssef Zalal holds the edge over Billy Quarantillo due to his superior athleticism and versatility inside the cage. Zalal's ability to dictate the pace of the fight and transition seamlessly between striking and grappling exchanges will be pivotal in securing victory. Look for Zalal to utilize his dynamic striking and well-rounded skill set to outmaneuver Quarantillo and potentially secure a finish late in the fight, reaffirming his status as a rising contender in the featherweight division.

 

Pick: Youssef Zalal ML -110

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