UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Sakai Prelims- Alan Patrick vs Mason Jones: Prediction and Analysis

Published 06/03/2021, 1:04 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Alan Patrick of Brazil punches Bobby Green in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Two lightweights are set to battle it out in the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai. Promising lightweight Mason Jones will take on veteran Brazilian fighter Alan Patrick in a match to see who gets back to winning ways first.

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This will be Jones’ second fight in the UFC after he dropped a unanimous decision loss against Mike Davis in his debut fight with the organization. However, he was undefeated before that fight and was on a ten-fight winning streak. He fought all ten of his fights with Cage Warriors. Additionally, his finishing ability was the main reason he got his move to the UFC.

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His opponent Alan Patrick has fought eight times in the UFC. He is 5-3 in those fights, which isn’t too bad. However, he has lost two fights in a row now and needs to find a win here to stay in the organization. His unanimous decision loss to Bobby Green in his last fight was the lowest point in his UFC career, and he doesn’t have the luxury of losing this fight like Jones.

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Alan Patrick: Fighting Style and analysis

Patrick is a Jiu-Jitsu specialist who tries to outlast opponents with his pace. However, he is still capable of finishing his opponents as he has four knockout wins and two wins via submission. Additionally, he was unbeaten before coming to the UFC, and he has lost two fights via knockout and one via unanimous decision.

Meanwhile, he has won nine fights via unanimous decision himself, with four of those coming in the UFC.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 11: Alan Patrick of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on September 11, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Mason Jones: Fighting Style and analysis

Jones is a fighter who is on the lookout for a way to finish the fight. Out of his 10 wins, four have come via knockout, and three have come via submission. Additionally, he also has four first-round finishes to his name. His first loss came via unanimous decision, and he needs to find a win here to get his momentum back.

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Prediction: Mason Jones via unanimous decision 

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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