UFC 265 Early Prelims: Miles Johns vs. Anderson dos Santos: Prediction and Analysis

Published 08/06/2021, 10:46 AM EDT


One of the most talked-about MMA events of the year, the UFC 265 is all set to happen this weekend. The Heavyweight clash between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane is all set to headline this event. Everyone is excited to see who wins the interim UFC heavyweight title when Gane and Lewis fight at UFC 265. However, there are various other interesting fights, such as the Bantamweight clash between Miles Johns and Anderson Dos Santos also happening at the event.

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At 27 years old, Johns is considered one of the brightest prospects in the UFC bantamweight division. The fighter has an incredible professional record of (11-1) and looks great every time he steps inside the Octagon. ‘Chapo’ has competed once in The Dana White Contender Series and thrice in the UFC. In his latest UFC fight, he defeated Kevin Natividad via a 3rd round KO.

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Johns has formerly competed for the Legacy Fighting Alliance where he was the LFA bantamweight champion. Coming into this fight, Johns will look to showcase his talent and continue his winning momentum. John’s opponent dos Santos, on the other hand, is relatively older. The fighter is 36 years old and has been professionally competing since 2011.

‘Berinja’ made his UFC debut against Nad Narimani at UFC Fight Night 140 on November 17, 2018. Dos Santos’s debut did not go as planned as he lost that fight via unanimous decision. ‘Berinja’ did not do well in his next fight as well as he lost to Andre Ewell at UFC Fight Night 154. Finally, the fighter won his latest and 3rd UFC fight as he defeated Martin Day via a 1st round submission.

UFC 265: Miles Johns vs Anderson dos Santos: Analysis

In his three UFC fights, Johns has shown signs of great fighting ability and has impressed many by the same. ‘Chapo’ has also shown great wrestling abilities and is sure to come out on top if the fight goes to the ground. While there may be some threat from dos Santos’s ground attack, Johns has the capability to neutralize it.

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Therefore, if dos Santos does not come up with something extraordinary. ‘Çhapo’ should ultimately end up winning this fight with little difficulty.

Final Prediction: Miles Johns defeats Anderson dos Santos via decision

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Who do you think will win the UFC 265 clash between Johns and dos Santos? Let us know in the comments.

 

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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.

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