UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann: Impa Kasanganay vs Carlston Harris- Prelims Prediction and Analysis

Published 09/17/2021, 9:31 AM EDT


UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann will see a welterweight clash between Impa Kasanganay and Carlston Harris go down in the preliminary card of the event. Both fighters will be entering the contest at the back of a win. Either man will be determined to keep up the momentum with yet another triumph this weekend.

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Kasanganay will make his fourth UFC appearance this weekend. ‘Tshilobo’ has won 2 of his fights in the UFC so far. The former Dana White’s Contender Series alumnus was on the wrong end of a viral knockout against Joaquin Buckley not so long ago. He has moved down to the 170 lbs division since.

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Harris, on the other hand, is riding a 4-fight winning streak at the moment. The 34-year-old finished Christian Aguilera via submission in his UFC debut. He will be determined to further build on that with yet another win this weekend.

Kasanganay has a professiona record of 9-1. He has a total of 3 finishes in his career all of which have come via submission. Harris’s record stands at 16-4. He has a total of 9 finishes in his resume so far. 4 T/KO and 5 submission wins comprise that number for ‘Mocambique’.

Impa Kasanganay vs Carlston Harris: Analysis

Harris is an excellent fighter with a versatile skill set. However, more often than not he relies on his grappling skills to overwhelm his opponents. That might not work as well against kasanganay as he is extremely sound in the technical aspect of the game. Also, he has great submission expertise too.

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Kasanganay is an extremely good prospect. His only loss has come against Buckley in his career. However, on the basis of fundamentals, one might argue that he is a much better fighter than Buckley. Also, during their clash, he was starting to take control over the contest before being put to highlight-reel.

Nevertheless, he should be able to use his solid basics on this one and hold his own against Harris. ‘Tshilobo’ should be able to eventually secure a decision win in his favor in a hard-fought contest.

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Final Prediction: Impa ‘Tshilobo‘ Kasanganay by decision.

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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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