The UFC is back in Las Vegas this weekend for UFC Vegas 20. And like the previous week’s show, the main event has a heavyweight struggle.
High-rank heavyweight contenders Jairzinho Rozenstruic and Cyril Gain appear at UFC Vegas 20. Co-Chief Nikita Krylov sees facial Magomed Anklav.
Overall it looks like a pretty solid show with quite a few cool fights to watch.
Here are the predicted results for UFC Vegas 20: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Ciryl Gane.
# 1 UFC Heavyweight Division: Jairzinho Rozenstruic vs Cyril Gain
Although John Jones has reportedly been promised a shot at the winner of the upcoming UFC heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miosic and Francis Ngannu, last weekend’s UFC Main Event results added intrigue to the clash.
After Derrick Lewis – who has already hit an unsuccessful title shot – defeated Curtis Blayds, there is a definite chance that the winner of this fight could leap the Black Beast and find himself in line behind Jones.
Certainly, this scenario would be much more likely if Gain were to win. The Hawking Frenchman is 4–0 in the UFC, and thus far, no opponent has come close to testing him.
On the other hand, Rosenstruic was knocked out of the cold by Nagno last May. And so if The Predator finds itself the UFC heavyweight champion, it will be difficult for Bigg Boss to justify a title shot. ‘
So how will this fight play out?
On paper, at least, it looks like a striker fight. Suriname’s Rozenstruik is a kickboxer with a lot of credentials, holding a record of 76-8-1 in that game. In the MMA, meanwhile, he is 11–1 with five wins coming in the UFC.
Gain himself has a background in Muay Thai, going 7–0 on the French regional landscape. He has only been fighting MMA since 2018, but he is already 7–0 in that game.
However, there is a clear distinction between the two fighters. Rozenstruik has outmaneuvered most of his opponents, but Alastair Overim was able to make them work on the ground with relative ease.
Certainly, Big Boy eventually eliminated the UFC veteran, but it came at the end of the fifth round. Had he not landed a hiker, more honors could have won a comfortable decision.
On the other hand, Gain has already shown himself comfortable on the field. Two of his UFC victories have come via submission – a hook to the heel in the third leg. And he had a tap-out to his name before his UFC stint.
Add to the fact that Gain has a 4 ″ reach and appears to be more adept at the clinic than Rogenstruic, and I think this is probably his battle to lose.
He’Great care has to be taken in the sense that Rozenstruik has the power to outplay any one opponent with a single shot – he repulsed enemies with a jab at the UFC.
However, if Gain can make sure that Big Boy has to fear both the takedown and the clinic, he should be able to return it to give him little more than a chance for a puncture. Possibly the most likely outcome would be ‘Bon Gamin’ who would take Rozenstruik down for a TKO or submission.
The Pick: Received via second round TKO
Published on 22 February 2021, 18:50 IST