UFC Fight Night – Su Mudaerji vs Malcolm Gordon: Prediction and Analysis

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November 27, 2020 7:53 pm

The ‘Tibetan Eagle’ Su Mudaerji will collide against Malcolm Gordon this Saturday. The UFC Fight Night will feature the duo competing in a Flyweight bout. This will be the second fight of the preliminary card and is expected to be a high voltage one. Both the fighters will look to make their way to end the year on a high with a huge win.

Let’s have a look at their previous records, pros, and cons, and make predictions on how the fight goes, who wins this cracking battle on Saturday night.

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Flyweight Fight: Su Mudaerji vs. Malcolm Gordon

SHENZHEN, CHINA – AUGUST 31: Su Mudaerji of China reacts after the conclusion of his bantamweight bout against Andre Soukhamthath during the UFC Fight Night event at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre on August 31, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images)

Su Mudaerji will enter this fight as a favorite. He has 12 wins and 4 losses in the bag. ‘The Tibetan Eagle’ crushes his opponents with extreme ground and pound and has 100% takedown accuracy. He is coming off a win via UD against Andre Soukhamthath. He can control the octagon once he takes his opponents to the mat.

The fighter has claimed an astounding 83% of his wins via TKO. Furthermore, he is a ferocious grappler coupled with amazing striking to counter his opponents. In the UFC, he has landed 5.02 strikes on an average in a minute.

The southpaw is 5’8” tall and has a massive reach of 72”. He takes his opponents to the canvas and terrifies them with his solid ground and pound abilities. But, all his defeats have come via submission which is his opponent’s strength.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 17: Malcolm Gordon of Canada poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 17, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The Canadian Malcolm Gordon also holds a 12-4 pro-MMA record. Out of his 12 wins, he has finished 6 opponents via submission and 4 via T/KO. ‘X’ made his UFC debut in a losing effort on Fight Island and will be hungry for his first promotional win.

He is an intimidating fighter who looks to exploit his opponent’s weakness and punishes them. He has a switch stance but will have to work hard to nullify a reach disadvantage. Malcolm has 18% striking accuracy in the UFC, but is yet to unleash his best self in the promotion.

We can expect Mudaerji to land a takedown with precision, as he has a 100% TD rate in the UFC. He will have the advantage in the striking game too and can maintain distance with a reach advantage. It will be smart for him to keep the fight on the feet.

Prediction: Su Mudaerji via decision.

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