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Damon Jackson vs. Ilia Topuria

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA

Damon "The Leech" Jackson
Ilia Topuria
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Locks 12.05.2020, 6:00 PM ET

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18-3-1   Pro Record At Fight   9-0-0
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Us United States   Nationality   Ge Georgia
Dallas, Texas   Fighting out of   Alicante, Spain
32 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 6 days   Age at Fight   23 years, 10 months, 2 weeks
145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs)   Latest Weight   146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
5'11" (180cm)   Height   5'7" (170cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   69.0" (175cm)
Fortis MMA   Gym   Climent Team
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Jackson vs. Topuria Fight Predictions

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Event Discussion

CheckLeftHook
CheckLeftHook

11.28.2020 | 12:57 PM ET


I think that's a difficult question to answer since this is such an individual sport, and a fighters mentality and confidence can change from fight to fight. I think mentally he'll be ready, but "tactically" it's hard to say.


There are some fighters, like Tony and Khabib, who have said many times before that they focus mainly on training their own skills and not focus too much about the opponents. I think they have just insane confidence in their individual styles that they crafted and the skills they posses, they probably truly do feel like they can fight anyone, any time, any place.


Jack might be taking that same approach, just focus in on taking his current toolbox and sharpening all the tools he normally uses and then trying to just win the fight either on the fly, or see what the coaches came up with for him in the time they had to study the new opponent. I just don't know what Jack does in the weeks leading up to the fight - does he have the time to drill and go over scenarios for certain tactics, or is he one of those guys that just does some basic workouts and padwork drills to cut all the weight? We also don't know if his travel and all the COVID guidelines affect any of his preparation. Too many variables to get through, and this isn't a PPV so we don't even get an embedded to try and get  some clarity on this.
PhilipBateye
PhilipBateye

11.28.2020 | 5:07 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Hermansson vs. Vettori
Marvin Vettori, TKO, R2
A lot better of Hermansson vs Holland, great matchup! They're both great wrestlers, i think Jack has the better ground game, but Marvin has the better striking game, hard to predict but i think Vettori can use his great takedown defence to stay on the feet and beat Hermansson with striking.

Joshjeffords
Joshjeffords

11.28.2020 | 6:26 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Hermansson vs. Vettori
Marvin Vettori, TKO, R2
Well damn marvin should have this pretty much anyway he likes, wish holland got his chance.

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