UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs Gastelum- Trevin Jones vs Saidyokub Kakhramonov: Prediction and Analysis

Published 08/21/2021, 1:34 AM EDT


UFC bantamweights Trevin Jones and Saidyokub Kakhramonov will meet in the middle at UFC Vegas 34 on the main card. The fight is placed at the mid-point of the main card and offers a good opportunity for both men to make their mark. Furthermore, given that Kakhramonov is making his UFC debut, many eyeballs will be on the fighter out of Uzbekistan.

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The bantamweight division is not short on talent and the division has been producing some sensational fights recently. Moreover, the title landscape being what it is has raised the level of intrigue heading into each scrap. While both Jones and Kakhramonov are ways away from a title shot, a statement win will go a long way.

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UFC Vegas 34: Trevin Jones vs Saidyokub Kakhramonov

‘5 Star’ Jones is 1-0-1 in the UFC and he’s coming off a TKO win over Mario Bautista in his last contest. He’s long since been a major prospect in the weight class and he’s begun transforming himself into a TKO/KO machine. Not to mention, the 31-year-old is extremely savvy on the ground and can lock up various maneuvers through transitions.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 22: (L-R) Timur Valiev of Russia punches Trevin Jones in their fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Trevin Jones was determined to remain on the card despite late changes which have become the story of his career. Furthermore, this inconsistency sometimes finds its way into fights as he’s had some razor thing decision wins and losses. It’s imperative that he stays the course and doesn’t get caught napping against the explosive debutant.

As mentioned earlier, Saidyokkub Kakhramonov is making his UFC debut after racking up two straight KO wins. He blasted his last opponent, Tycen Lynn with punches and made sure to leave his mark on the UFC brass. With his kill or be killed fighting style, the ceiling is extremely high for Saidyokub Kakhramonov.

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The 25-year-old is adept at mixing up his punches and also is very well-versed with range striking. This will come in handy against a marauder like Trevin Jones who is strong no matter where the fight goes. With the strength advantage going to Jones, Saidyokub will prefer keeping the fight standing.

Prediction: Trevin Jones to claim a first-round TKO win

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Darryl Pinto

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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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