UFC 268: Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo: Prediction and Analysis

Published 11/03/2021, 5:30 AM EDT


One fight on the main card of UFC 268 is an exciting featherweight battle between Shane Burgos and Billy Quarantillo. It will be the second fight on the main card and will be a chance for the fighters to showcase their abilities.

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Shane Burgos is a nine-fight UFC veteran and has fought some of the biggest names in the promotion. He made his UFC debut in 2016 and was 7-0 before signing with the organization. ‘Hurricane’ made an impressive start to his UFC career, winning his first three fights. However, in his fourth fight, he met Calvin Kattar and lost via TKO in the third round.

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After the loss, he made an impressive turnaround and got on a three-fight win streak, but has lost his last two fights. He would be looking to get back to winning ways against a game opponent.

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Billy Quarantillo is a dangerous fighter. He is coming off a TKO win against Gabriel Benitez and will look to continue his winning form. Quarantillo is 5-1 in his last six fights and has lost just once in his UFC career. With a win against Burgos, he will break into the top 15 of the featherweight division and will become a contender in the division.

UFC 268: Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo

Burgos possesses a strong striking ability and likes to pressure his opponents. Despite coming into the fight after back-to-back losses, he still is one of the most dangerous fighters in the division and will look to a W by his name against Quarantillo.

‘Hurricane’ has a striking accuracy of 48 percent but would like to test his opponent’s ground game. Burgos has won five fights via submission and his opponent only has a 57 percent takedown defense. If he can mix things up, he can make things difficult for Quarantillo.

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Billy Quarantillo is a proficient striker and has won seven fights via T/KO in his career. As his UFC striking accuracy is at a whopping 64 percent, it is clear that he will look to outwork and outstrike Burgos. However, his grappling ability can be an issue.

Burgos’ takedown defense is at 94 percent and even when striking, Burgos is slightly better than Quarantillo.

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It is going to be an exciting matchup, but Shane Burgos is better in almost every department. Quarantillo has never fought an opponent of the quality of ‘Hurricane’, which might also come into play.

Prediction: Shane Burgos to win by TKO in the second round

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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