Ronaldo Souza vs Kelvin Gastelum – UFC 224: The Brazilian Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza faces
the North-American Kevin Gastelum at UFC 224 this Saturday.
The event will take place at Rio de Janeiro. This is a duel between two top contenders of this category that might put one of them I collision route with the title.
It is very true that Jacaré was already very close to fighting for the title.
But a loss to Whitaker combined with an injury that had already been causing him problems has postponed the Brazilian’s dream of becoming a UFC champion.
Jacaré is a very complete fighter, capable of solving his fights both on the floor with his excellent jiu-jitsu but he has also improved his striking a lot and his recent knockouts and heavy shots are the perfect example of that.
The American Gastelum is an athlete that has also improved a lot. He has won TUF after being the last to be chosen and he combines a lot of physical pressure, developed wrestling and some power in his shots.
It’s hard to contain this North American that can also be very efficient on the clinch. He is coming off a win over Bisping by knockout, but he has some troubles making weight.
Maybe the ideal was for him to fight one weight below. And that has already happened sometimes. But the constant weight cut problems have made the American step up one weight category.
And when that happens, he is forced to fight much bigger fighters than him, like Jacaré – That advantage of strength and size exists and although Gastelum is strong and intelligent to balance that, it is still very impactful
Ronaldo Souza vs Kevin Gastelum – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Of course that we are upon the duel between the 3rd best of the category and the 5th and that suggests really a lot of balance between both athletes.
But I believe that Jacaré has some advantages here. He is stronger, has more power and knows how to counter the American’s clinch.
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