UFC Fight Night – Martin Day vs Anderson Dos Santos: Prediction and Analysis

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November 27, 2020 6:46 pm

The Preliminary card of UFC Fight Night will see a Bantamweight fight between Martin Day and Anderson Dos Santos. This fight is one of the most stylistic matchups in the preliminary card and has the audacity to gather a number of eyeballs. It will be the second last fight on this preliminary card.

Here we take a deeper look at this matchup, analyse their artilleries and predict on who wins the fight.

Martin Day vs Anderson Dos Santos, who bags their first win in the UFC?

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Martin Day hasn’t enjoyed a positive run with the UFC, he debuted with the promotion in 2017 at Dana White’s Contender Series and has suffered three straight promotional losses. However, he is not a mug and has an 8-4 professional record with 25% of his wins coming via T/KO. His last appearance came at UFC 251 where he lost to Davey Grant and lost via T/KO.

In four UFC fights, he has landed 5.39 strikes per minute at an accuracy of 45%. Furthermore, he is a substantial grappler who has 50% takedown accuracy and 72% takedown defense.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: (R-L) Martin Day punches Davey Grant of England in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

On the flip side, Anderson Dos Santos will enter the UFC octagon almost after 17 months. The Brazilian has 20 wins and 8 losses to his name. Just like his opponent Martin Day, Anderson too is yet to add a UFC win to his statistics.

The ‘Berinja’ has a 26% striking accuracy and has landed 2.70 strikes in a minute. He has defended 80% of takedowns attempted. Out of his 20 wins, Dos Santos has submitted 11 opponents. Apart from this, he has bagged 25% wins with TKO and 20% via decisions.

He relies on finishing his opponents rather than taking the fight long.

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – NOVEMBER 16: Anderson dos Santos weights in during UFC 140 Weight In at Parque Roca Arena on November 16, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider /Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Day is yet to submit in his career; his 72% takedown defense will be put to the test on Saturday night. H will look to use his three-inch advantage to keep his opponent at a distance while using his high striking volume to great effect.

If Anderson can land a takedown, he can truly control the octagon with his groundwork. But Martin has a pleasant history in defending takedowns and might just secure his first UFC win.

Prediction – Martin Day via TKO.

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