UFC Fight Night: Font vs Garbrandt: Bruno Silva vs Victor Rodriguez: Prediction and Analysis

Published 05/21/2021, 9:30 AM EDT


UFC Fight Night: Font vs Garbrandt will see a flyweight clash between Bruno Silva and Victor Rodriguez go down in the preliminary card. The Brazilian, Silva, will look to build on his T/KO win in his last fight against J.P. Buys. Rodriguez, on the other hand, was brutally knocked out in his last fight by Adrian Yanez.

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‘Bulldog’ made his UFC bow at UFC 243. His debut contest against Khalid Taha was turned into a no-contest. Subsequently, he dropped two decisions against David Dvorak and Tagir Ulanbekov. In March, he knocked out J.P. Buys in what many believe saved his octagon career.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: (R-L) Adrian Yanez knocks out Victor Rodriguez with a kick in a bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Rodriguez, on the other hand, made his promotional debut last October. He suffered a brutal head kick knockout loss against Yanez. Now, ‘Vicious’ will look to return to winning ways with a statement performance against Silva this weekend.

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Silva has a professional record of 11-5-2-1 with 7 finishes ( 4 T/KO and 3 submissions); Rodriguez has a professional record of 5-3 with 5 T/KO wins.

Bruno Silva vs Victor Rodriguez: Analysis

Bruno Silva is an excellent fighter in all aspects. His past record in the UFC might fool people into underestimating him as a fighter. But, his win against Buys, was a true measure of his talent. He has expert hands and his overall skill level is actually very good.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: Adrian Yanez reacts after his knockout victory over Victor Rodriguez in a bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Vicious‘ is actually a bantamweight fighter who will move to flyweight. However, his last loss may play on his mind, thus allowing Silva to outclass his opponent and earn a T/KO finish in the process.

Final Prediction: Bruno ‘Bulldog‘ Silva by T/KO.

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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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