UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov- Yancy Medeiros vs Damir Hadzovic: Prelims Prediction and Analysis

Published 06/25/2021, 9:23 AM EDT


UFC lightweights Yancy Medeiros and Damir Hadzovic will open out the preliminary card for UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov. The headlining scrap has captured the attention of fans who are looking to see who emerges as the next contender. Additionally, the fight card is stacked from top to bottom with interesting fights that have compelling stylistic dissimilarities.

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Medeiros and Hadzovic are both in dire need of a win and it’s possible that the loser might get his walking papers. The lightweight title picture is extremely crowded and there’s going to be a lot of work required to catch up to the pack. However, the landscape of a division is usually in for a major change once a new champion comes to the helm.

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UFC Vegas 30: Yancy Medeiros vs Damir Hadzovic

‘The Kid’ Medeiros is on a three-fight skid and he’s been finished in 2 of his 3 recent defeats. However, it’s important to note that Medeiros has exclusively faced the upper echelon of the light division. He’s fallen to fighters like Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Gregor Gillespie, showcasing the level of opposition he’s faced.

Taking on Damir Hadzovic is a step-down in competition, but ‘The Bosnian Bomber’ is extremely underrated in the division. Yancy Medeiros has the tools to turn in a good performance, however, there’s are certain questions about his durability. Moreover, he’s not as defensively responsible while moving backward and he’s been caught by counters on many occasions.

Damir Hadzovic is on a two-fight skid and most recently was defeated by Renato Moicano in March 2020. Fans will be excited to see what a long-layoff can do in terms of helping him recover from the damage he absorbed. The 13-6 fighter has a wide arsenal of weapons and he’s faced several different types of fighters in his career.

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The fight is expected to play out in the pocket with Hadzovic looking to secure close-range contact with Medeiros. Moreover, Damir Hadzovic will rely on his ability to overpower Medeiros and make sure he takes control of the cage space.

Prediction: Damir Hadzovic to claim a split decision victory

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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