UFC Vegas 46: Bill Algeo vs. Joanderson Brito: Prediction and Analysis

Published 01/14/2022, 6:15 AM EST


UFC will have its first event of the year on January 15, 2022. UFC Vegas 46 at UFC Apex facility will feature some great fights to get the year started. One of those fights is a featherweight clash between Bill Algeo vs. Joanderson Brito. The fight will open the main card and fans can expect an exciting encounter.

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Bill Algeo started his MMA career in 2012. He had a good run and was on a four-fight win streak before being invited to the Dana White’s Contender Series in 2019. He lost his fight there against Brendan Loughnane but was called by the UFC for a short-notice fight.

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Algeo took on Ricardo Lamas and lost the fight via a unanimous decision in what was the ‘Fight of the Night.’ ‘Senor Perfecto’ is 1-1 since his first fight in the promotion, having lost his last one as well. Despite being 1-2 in the UFC, he has shown his abilities and skills and can always be a very tough opponent.

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Brito, on the other hand, is on a great run in his career. Having started his pro MMA career in 2013, he was 1-2 in his first three fights. However, he has been unstoppable since then.

‘Tubarao’ is on a 10 fight win streak right now and is undefeated in his last 12. He is a tenacious fighter and mostly likes to take the fight to the ground. His last win was at Dana White’s Contender Series, and his fight against Algeo will be his promotional debut.

UFC Vegas 46: Bill Algeo vs. Joanderson Brito

This will be a fight between styles. Algeo is an excellent striker. He does not like to hold back and goes for a power shot with every hit. Despite mainly being a striker, he can hold his own on the mat as well. However, he always seems to get into wars and that might be great for him here.

As ‘Senor Perfecto’ (14-6) is coming off a loss in his last fight, he would like to get back in the win column. He will be helped with a one-inch reach advantage going into the fight.

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As far as Brito is concerned, he will look to make a statement on his debut. He is an aggressive striker and will look to dispatch Algeo early. Additionally, he is an excellent grappler and has a brilliant ground game.

Although this will be Brito’s first outing in the UFC, his winning streak will give him great confidence.

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Prediction: Joanderson Brito to win in the second round via submission. 

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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