UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann: Montel Jackson vs JP Buys- Prelims Prediction and Analysis

Published 09/17/2021, 7:48 AM EDT


UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann will see a bantamweight clash between Montel Jackson and JP Buys go down in the preliminary card of the event. Both fighters are promising stars of the 135 lbs division. Either man will be determined to catapult on the rankings with a win this weekend.

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The 29-year-old, Jackson will make his seventh appearance inside the Octagon this weekend. He has won 3 of his fights in the UFC so far. The former Dana White’s Contender Series alumni earned a finish in his last fight against Jesse Strader. He will look to register his fifth win when the Octagon door closes this weekend.

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Buys, on the other hand, will make his second appearance inside the Octagon this weekend. He is also an alumnus of the Dana White’s Contender Series show. Buys was finishes by Bruno Silva in his promotional debut in March.

‘Quik’ has a professional record of 10-2. He has a total of 7 finishes in his resume. 6 T/KO and 1 submission win comprise those numbers for him.

The 25-year-olf South African, Buys has a record of 9-3. ‘Young Savage’ has a total of 8 finishes in his career so far. 3 T/KO and 5 submission wins rack up that impressive tally for him.

Montel Jackson vs JP Buys: Analysis

Jackson has way more experience in the UFC than his opponent Buys. Also, the fact that this fight will be at the bantamweight division, might help Jackson massively. Jackson is a natural 135-pounder. Buys, on the other hand, is actually a flyweight.

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So, the size difference might stop Buys from using his strength, i.e. his grappling, to his advantage. Also, Jackson has shown time and again that he possesses legit power in his hands.

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Jackson might just be able to use those factors to his advantage and eventually earn a finish in his favor. Also, he might just be able to do so early in the fight as well. ‘Quik‘ should be too big and powerful for Buys to handle and it will play a big role in deciding the outcome of the fight.

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Final Prediction: Montel ‘Quik’ Jackson by first-round T/KO finish.

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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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