UFC 272: Nicolae Negumereanu vs Kennedy Nzechukwu Prediction & Betting

Get excited for this one. Kennedy Nzechukwu is never in a boring fight, and neither is Nicolae Negumereanu. This is an interesting fight, as both men are stand-up strikers who prefer to work with their hands. This has barn burner written all over it.

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Nicolae going to work against Isaac Villanueva

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Nicolae Negumereanu Prediction

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I think the prediction for this fight is relatively straight forward. Nzechukwu has a massive 5 inch height advantage and god knows how much reach advantage. If you watch Nicolae fight, he often drops his hands, plodding forward without much defence. Nicolae can credit his granite chin for carrying him so far in the UFC, seriously, go and watch some of the bombs he absorbed from Aleksa Camur.

Nzechukwu is also a plodding fighter, but he has bricks for hands. Kennedy likes to pump out his jab and fight from a distance before closing in on an opponent against the fence. He’s had great success in the UFC so far with his power and perseverance. He may get beat up from time to time, but he has an uncanny ability to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

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By all rights, Nzechukwu should be able to bully Nicolae on the feet in this fight. His length and power should cause trouble for the Romanian, who struggles to keep his hands to his face in the best of times.

My pick – Kennedy Nzechukwu by KO/TKO

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Nicolae Negumereanu Betting

SkyBet has Kennedy as the slight favourite sitting at 8/11, however, if you’re feeling riskier, you can pick Kennedy to win by KO/TKO for 6/4 odds. Placing £10 on Kennedy by KO/TKO will win you £25.

Thank you for reading, if you have any opinions feel free to drop them in the comments!

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Mathew Riddle

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