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UFC Fight Night Santos vs. Ankalaev Prediction, Tips & Odds – Mar. 13, 2022
Tonight we will witness one spectacular UFC Fight Night. 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!
Santos vs. Ankalaev
The fight between Santos and Ankalayev, when we look at their martial arts background, is a clash of a hitter who prefers Muay Thai style and a Sambo fighter who prefers wrestling. But it’s not quite like that. Santos before the match with Jones and Santos after the match with Jones is not the same fighter. That is clear to everyone. Injury to both knees in a single night is a horror for every pro athlete. He recovered, but he is no longer the same Marreta. His style is aggressive, he is a hitter, he throws a lot of kicks, he hits both his body and legs, and he does damage, but he is much slower than in the past.
Ankalaev is currently the fighter with the longest winning streak in the light heavyweight category. So Ankalaev is one of the more complete fighters in this category. Although he has excellent wrestling, he uses a stand and open fight more often nowadays. Ankalaev is very calm and concentrated; he never loses his head even when he is in crisis. He throws a very precise jab and hook. He will probably try to tire and acidify Santos in the clinch, to take away his freshness, and then to make the job easier.
If we look at all things realistically, Santos is 38 years old; he is slowly coming down from the top, he is no longer the old fighter, he is slower and less explosive, while Ankalaev is on the rise, who has not shown 60% of his qualities so far.
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Santos: 22W-9L, 38 years old, height 188cm, 193 reach, 15 K.O.
Ankalaev: 16W-1L, UFC 7-1, 29 years old, height 191cm, reach 191cm, 9 K.O.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Rounds
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