UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises- Miles Johns vs Anderson Dos Santos: Prediction and Analysis

Published 07/16/2021, 12:45 PM EDT


Miles Johns and Anderson Dos Santos will battle inside the octagon this Saturday in a bantamweight bout. The UFC is back in action after a successful event with the biggest trilogy of the year at UFC 264.

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The five round gruesome scrap between Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises in the main card will headline the event. This fight is an amazing lightweight bout at UFC Vegas 31.

The bantamweight division comprises many outstanding fighters. However, Johns and Santos are yet to be included in the rankings. Both the fighters will look to grab a win this weekend to cement their name in the division.

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Ahead of the bantamweight bout, we look at the career of both the fighters to compare the strength and weakness. And come close to a conclusion on how the scrap can possibly end.

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Miles Johns vs Anderson Dos Santos: Analysis

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – NOVEMBER 16: Anderson dos Santos weights in during UFC 140 Weight In at Parque Roca Arena on November 16, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider /Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

The American fighter is coming off a win over Kevin Natividad. ‘Chapo’ has an impressive professional MMA career under his name.

The (11-1) record holder has faced only one loss in his MMA career. He has won three of his four UFC bouts, making it (4-1) in the promotion.

However, it won’t be a walk in the park for ‘Chapo’ to face the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Santos. ‘Berinja’ is coming off a win and is slightly more experienced than ‘Chapo’. The (21-8) record holder will give a hard time for ‘Chapo’ inside the octagon.

‘Berinja’ is a submission expert and has an amazing 12 matches via submission. The latter also has a reach advantage by 4 inches.

However, ‘Chapo’ is a skilled striker with a 48% striking accuracy. He lands 3.33 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.42. ‘Chapo’ is a defensive fighter with a ratio 68% strike defense and 87% takedown defense in the UFC so far.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: (R-L) Miles Johns punches Kevin Natividad 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)

Meanwhile, ‘Birinja’ has landed 2.66 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.80 in return. These numbers are kinda concerning.

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However ‘Birinja’ might use his submission skills and ground moves more in this bout. Also the experience might benefit the Brazilian fighter in the match.

Prediction:- Anderson Dos Santos via submission

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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