UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs Chikadze- Dustin Jacoby vs Darren Stewart: Prelims Prediction and Analysis

Published 08/27/2021, 2:02 PM EDT
Sep 8, 2018; Dallas, TX, USA; Darren Stewart (blue gloves) reacts after defeating Charles Byrd (not pictured) during UFC 228 at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs Chikadze will see a light-heavyweight clash between Dustin Jacoby and Darren Stewart go down in the preliminary card. Either fighter will look to make their mark on the 205 lbs division of the UFC with a successful outing.

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Jacoby has won 4 out of his last 5 fights inside the Octagon. ‘The Hanyak’ had a draw against Ion Cutelaba in his last fight in May. The former Dana White’s Contender Series alumni will make his fifth appearance in the UFC against Stewart.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 08: (L-R) Darren Stewart of England punches Maki Pitolo in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

‘The Dentist’, on the other hand, has won only 1 out of his last 5 fights in the UFC. 1 no contest and 3 losses comprise his recent dismal record. His last win was a submission finish against Maki Pitolo in August of 2020. He lost a decision to Eryk Anders at UFC 263.

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Jacoby has a professional record of 14-5. The 33-year-old has a total of 10 finishes in his record so far. 9 T/KO and 1 submission wins comprise those numbers for him.

Stewart’s record stands at 12-7. ‘The Dentist’ has a total of 8 finishes in his record so far. 7 T/KO and 1 submission win rack up that impressive tally for the 30-year-old Englishman.

Dustin Jacoby vs Darren Stewart: Analysis

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Jacoby and Stewart are both skillful fighters. However, one might argue that Stewart has not been able to put on impressive performances inside the Octagon recently, even in his wins. Jacoby, on the other hand, has managed to accumulate a really noticeable body of work.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 08: Darren Stewart of England reacts after his submission victory over Maki Pitolo in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Jacoby is a very long and rangy fighter at the 205 lbs division. Stewart has moved up from the middleweight division recently. However, one might argue that he is even a bit undersized for the 185 lbs division. So, Jacoby might use that to his advantage and outstrike Stewart to the way to earning a T/KO finish in his favor.

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Final Prediction: Dustin Jacoby by first-round T/KO

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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