UFC Fight Night Lewis vs. Daukaus Prediction, Tips & Odds – Dec. 18, 2021
Tonight we will witness one spectacular UFC Fight Night in Nevada. As usual, our experts have selected some of the most exciting fights for you, and on our site in the Picks section, you can read the analysis of those matches.
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Keep reading this article and see who we’re picking to win in the main event of the UFC Fight Night!
Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus
Heavyweight fights are always hard to predict, especially in a match with two heavy hitters. In this fight, a knockout can be expected from the first gong, especially since these two fighters will immediately move uncompromisingly and with all their might.
Derrick Lewis is a famous fighter, a man who also fought for the UFC title, and a man who put out many famous names with his overhand, especially how he beat Curtis Bladys. But the last match worked against the challenger Cyril Ghana, and the Frenchman seriously mutilated him, found every hole, and discovered tactics on how to fight Lewis. Lewis never lived a sports life. Sometimes he looks more like a champion in emptying shelves at MacDonalds than a top MMA fighter, which he is. But his physical strength and endurance always got him out of trouble. It’s hard to knock him down, but it’s not impossible.
This one won’t go all 5 rounds 👀
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Chris Daukaus is undefeated in the UFC so far, he has a 4-0 score, and all the fights lasted very short; for three, he even took the bonus. His performances looked great, true; the fighters he has fought with so far are not the level of Derick Lewis, but again they are not by chance there, and the Daukaus passed through them like a fast train. I haven’t seen a heavyweight in a long time; since Dos Santos threw so many punches, he doesn’t stop like a chainsaw. His punches aren’t as deadly as Lewis’, but they’re very precise, and he combines them with his knees and elbows. A very dangerous fighter, we should not forget that he is a master of BJJ, although he ends all fights with knockouts. If he jumps over this obstacle, it means that he graduated, and we will wait for more for the master’s thesis and the doctorate.
Derrick Lewis: 34 fights 25W-8L, 20K.O. (height 191cm, weight 120kg, reach 201cm, 36 years old)
Chris Daukaus: 15 fights 12W-3L, 11 K.O. (height 188cm, weight 105kg, reach 193cm, 32 years old)
We think that the UFC itself wants to push Daukaus into the TOP 5 heavyweight fighters as soon as possible, so they have already given him Lewis as their opponent, a serious name, which is already in decline, and the victory of Daukaus would raise the hype around him. But of course, Lewis wonders a lot too.
Prediction: Daukaus to win
Stephen Thompson vs. Belal Muhammad
A completely different match compared to the main fight of the evening awaits us here. It is possible that this match will win the fighter who is more ready and who will control the octagon more.
Wonderboy Thompson is the favorite here, and the odds show this. He lost the last match to Gilbert Burns, by decision. Thompson is one of the most prepared fighters, but many also find him boring because of his karate style, distance control, and constant in and out style. And why not when he is 48-0 in kickboxing in his career. Wonderboy is always interesting because we see some foot techniques that rarely anyone performs so technically perfectly in today’s MMA.
A co-main that will have us on the edge of our seats 🎢
💢 @WonderboyMMA takes on @BullyB170 TOMORROW!
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Belal Muhammad is in a series of 5 tied wins, bringing him this fight against Thompson. If someone says that Thompson is boring with his style and that he is not attractive, what can be said about Muhammad, who has 14 of his 19 victories. But, Belal is always maximally well prepared, it cannot be said that he is perfect in some segments of the fight, but he is good-very good in every segment. He has a great chance if he manages to shorten the distance and put pressure on Thompson through all the rounds.
Stephen Thompson: 22 fights, 16W-5L-1D (height 183cm, reach 191c, 38 years)
Belal Muhammad: 23 fights, 19W-3L-1NC (height 178cm, reach 183cm, 33 years)
Thompson is more experienced in terms of the fighters he fought matches with, and at what level he fought. Whenever he would meet someone who is at a higher level, he would find himself in big trouble. I expect Thompson to win, and seeing how many tacticians both are and how many matches went to decision, it is very possible that this fight will also go to the judges.
Prediction: Thompson by the judge’s decision
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