In a span of a few hours, UFC Fight Night: Walker vs Hill will take place at the Apex in Las Vegas. Consequently, there are several exciting fights on the card that one should watch out for. So let us take a look at one such fight that will feature in the prelims of UFC Vegas 48.
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Jonathan Pearce will clash against Christian Rodriguez in a featherweight bout scheduled for three rounds. JSP is coming off a brilliant submission victory against Omar Morales at UFC 266. Meanwhile, his opponent Christian Rodriguez will be making his debut at UFC Vegas 48 after securing the contract by defeating Reves Cortez in the DWCS.
Before moving to the breakdown and fight prediction, let us compare the stats of these two feather weights that will step inside the octagon at UFC Vegas 48.
UFC Fight Night: Jonathan Pearce vs Christian Rodriguez Stats
|Stats||Jonathan Pearce||Christian Rodriguez|
|Height||6 ft||5 ft 7 in|
|Age||29 years old||24 years old|
UFC Fight Night: Jonathan Pearce vs Christian Rodriguez Fight Breakdown and Prediction
Jonathan Pearce has bounced back in stunning fashion by winning his last two fights following his defeat against Joe Laudon in 2019. Hence he would try to extend his streak as he steps into the octagon to face Christian Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez who is making his UFC Fight Night debut is a highly-touted prospect with seven wins under his name in different MMA promotions. Consequently, fight fans would keep a close eye on how he performs against a tough opponent in Jonathan Pearce.
JSP is a type of fighter who likes to take his opponent to the ground and dish out damage. He has landed 11 takedowns in his last two fights and has controlled his opponents on the ground for a combined 9 minutes. So one can expect Pearce to attempt takedowns as soon as the fight begins.
Apart from his wrestling skills, the featherweight contender tends to land a high output of strikes. On the other hand, Rodriguez likes to stand and strike and is yet to suffer a loss in his MMA career.
However, his takedown defense is a thing to worry about because his opponent Cortez controlled him on the ground for five minutes during their matchup at DWCS. So if something similar happens during his debut fight against Jonathan Pearce then one can expect JSP to get his hands raised by the referee at UFC Vegas 48.
UFC Fight Night: Jonathan Pearce vs Christian Rodriguez Fight Prediction – Jonathan Pearce via Decision
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