UFC Fight Night: Jung vs Ige: Joaquim Silva vs Rick Glenn: Prelims Prediction and Analysis

Published 06/16/2021, 6:31 AM EDT


UFC Fight Night: Jung vs Ige will see a match-up between Joaquim Silva and Rick Glenn go down in the lightweight division. As both fighters are coming off the back of a loss, they will be determined to get back to the win column with a triumph this weekend at the UFC APEX.

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‘Netto BJJ’ lost his last fight by knockout against Nasrat Haqparast in 2019. A UFC veteran since 2015, Silva will make his seventh appearance inside the Octagon when he faces Glenn. He has piled up 4 wins in his stint at the organization so far. The 32-year-old Brazilian will look to pick up his 5th UFC win against Glenn, and first since 2018.

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As for Glenn, he last fought in 2018, losing a decision to Kevin Aguilar. He has been fighting in the promotion since 2016 and has an organizational record of 3-3. ‘The Gladiator’, who has picked up wins over the likes of Dennis Bermudez and Gavin Tucker, will be determined to make a successful return to action after such a long layoff.

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Silva has a professional record of 11-2 with 9 finishes (6 T/KO and 3 submissions). Glenn is a more experienced fighter, having a record of 21-6 with 15 finishes (11 T/KO and 4 submissions).

Joaquim Silva vs Rick Glenn: Analysis

Silva likes to scrap. He makes it ugly for his opponents inside the Octagon. ‘Netto BJJ’ has a tendency to throw kicks from a distance and eventually tie up his opponents in the clinch. He will look to use that as a game plan against a taller fighter in Glenn.

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However, Glenn is a veteran of the sport. His elbows, knees, and punches are a problem for anybody. He might just be able to keep Silva at bay, using his weapons to his full advantage. ‘The Gladiator’ will look to outpoint Silva throughout the contest and might just be able to do that. Glenn should eventually earn a decision in his favor.

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Final Prediction: Rick ‘The Gladiator‘ Glenn by decision.

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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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