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UFC Fight Night Dern vs Rodriguez: Chris Gutierrez vs Felipe Colares Prediction, Stats and Breakdown

Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez will lock heads in the main event of the UFC Vegas 39 which will be taking place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas . Before the main card kicks off, a preliminary card will take place, which includes a fight between future bantamweight prospects Chris Gutierrez and Felipe Colares.

Chris Gutierrez (16-4) is riding a four-fight win streak since losing his UFC debut in 2018, with a draw against Cody Durden thrown in there. Most recently, in February, he snapped Andre Ewell’s two-fight streak by defeating via unanimous decision at UFC 258. 

Felipe Colares (10-2) got back into the win column with a win over Luke Sanders in May. He defeated him via unanimous decision and gave him his pink slip in the process. In his only fight in 2020, he lost to Montel Jackson via unanimous decision. “Cabocão” has alternated wins and losses in the UFC so far.

Chris Gutierrez vs Felipe Colares Stats

Chris Gutierrez

Win/Losses: 16/3
Height/Reach: 5 ft 9 inches/ 67 inches
Stance: Orthodox

Felipe Colares

Win/Losses: 10/2
Height/Reach: 5 ft 8 inches/ 69 inches
Stance: Orthodox

Chris Gutierrez vs Felipe Colares Fight Breakdown and Prediction

At the start of the first round, we expect Gutierrez to have more advantage in this match-up. He is extremely light on his feet and likes to float in and out of range with a variety of kicks and punches. His ability to find openings for his low leg kick within his combinations sets him apart from any other fighters.

So Gutierrez will string together a good fundamental combo and then look for something unexpected such as a jumping head kick or hook kick to begin his next exchange. Gutierrez is well-rounded fighter, and although he is on the striker end of the MMA spectrum, he does not shy away from mixing in takedowns.

Felipe Colares is less pretty in his style and more gritty. Corales thrives deeper in the fight when he can force a battle of attrition between him and his opponent.

Colares has the ability to scramble for position when he is taken down, so he will elevate excellently and hip escape and at the very least he forces scrambles and does not accept position, causing enough moments of transition for him to explode and take top position.

Chris Gutierrez vs Felipe Colares Prediction: Chris Gutierrez via KO/TKO

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