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UFC 265 Early Prelims: Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons: Prediction and Analysis

Published 08/06/2021, 12:10 PM EDT

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With the UFC 265 event fast approaching, fans are eagerly waiting to watch the fight between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane. Fans are excited to see who wins the Interim UFC heavyweight champion at the UFC 265 main event. While that fight is sure to be a treat to watch for all MMA fans. There are some other glorious fights scheduled for the event. One such fight is the Early Prelims fight between Johnny Munoz and Jamey Simmons.

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This Bantamweight fight will kick off the UFC 265 event and promises to be an entertaining affair. Munhoz is coming into this fight on the back of his first-ever MMA loss at UFC Vegas 5.


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This was also Munhoz’s UFC debut, and he was coming into the fight on the back of a 10 fight win streak. However, he faltered in his UFC debut to lose against Nate Maness via a unanimous decision.

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Therefore, when Munhoz enters this fight, he will surely look to get back to winning ways and prove to everyone that he belongs in the UFC. Munhoz’s opponent Simmons will also enter his 2nd UFC fight and he too lost his UFC debut when he faced Giga Chikadze at UFC Vegas 13. Therefore, he too will be looking to win this fight and get his UFC career up and running.

UFC 265: Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons: Analysis

Munhoz and Simmons are both at similar stages of their career, therefore both would look to get a victory and kick start their UFC career. However, this fight seems very difficult for Simmons to win, as his opponent seems just too good.


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Munhoz lost his last fight, however, he has proven throughout his MMA career how good of a submission artist he is. The only thing that can help Simmons is that Munhoz’s cardio issues come to the forefront, like his last fight. However, even that seems highly unlikely, as this fight could be over even before the first round.


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Final Prediction: Johnny Munoz defeats Jamey Simmons via Submission


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Who do you think will win this fight between Munoz and Simmons? Let us know in the comments.



Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.