UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Walker- Alexander Hernandez vs Mike Breeden: Prediction and Analysis

Published 10/01/2021, 12:46 PM EDT


UFC Fight Night: Santos vs Walker will see a lightweight clash between Alexander Hernandez and Mike Breeden go down in the opening slot of the main card. Both fighters are bright prospects of the 155 lbs division. Either man will be determined to register a win on their record when the Octagon door closes this weekend.

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Hernandez lost his last fight against Thiago Moises. However, it was quite a competitive contest. The 29-year-old has been considered as one of the top prospects of the 155 lbs division for a while now. His last win was against Chris Gruetzemacher in October. It was a spectacular knockout finish from ‘The Great’.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: (R-L) Alexander Hernandez punches Chris Gruetzemacher in a lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Breeden, on the other hand, will make his debut in the UFC this weekend. He will be entering the promotion with a lot of promise. But he is thrown into tough opponents as Hernandez has the skills to match anybody in the division.

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Hernandez has a professional record of 12-4. The 29-year-old fighter has finished 7 of his fights so far. 5 T/KO and 2 submission wins comprise his finishing tally.

Breeden’s record stands at 10-3 with 8 finishes. All of those stoppage wins have come by the way of T/KO in his career.

Alexander Hernandez vs Mike Breeden: Analysis

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Hernandez is more battle-tested in the UFC. But Breeden has wicked power in his hands. He will look to use that to his advantage against Hernandez this weekend.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Thiago Moises of Brazil punches Alexander Hernandez in a lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

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Hernandez has a tendency to take his opponent’s shots from time to time. That might turn out to be a recipe for disaster. But as the more experienced fighter, Hernandez might just be too much for the debutant Breeden.

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Final Prediction: Alexander ‘The Great’ Hernandez by 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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