UFC 248 is less than a day away and the fans are highly excited for the stacked fight card. The card features a middleweight title fight between champion Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero.
Ahead of the mega-fight, MMA India Show reached out to Indian MMA community for predictions of the main and co-main event.
Vishal Seigell, Head coach of KOI Combat Academy – Adesanya and Zhang
Zhang: has great forward pressure – footwork – power
JJ Footwork – volume puncher- movement – footwork.
I feel Zhang controls the fight. However, in the case of wanting to get a KO if she goes overboard and busts her wad that could mean trouble. JJ could set up a framework for later rounds and they may pay dividends.
But still Zhang
Adesanya – about a decade younger- reach- great movement – controls range – accuracy very effective striking- Makes opponent give him openings … counters.
Yoel- made of Titanium. Strong. Explosive. 1 punch ko power.
I would love it if Yoel wins the belt he deserves to.
However, age and cardiovascular endurance may be a factor. As it is Yoel throws leaping power punches and ends up leaning a lot of times. I think Adesanya makes him work and make him miss and capitalizes. If Adesanya chooses to trade in the pocket it could be trouble.
If it goes to the ground then and how it goes there could have a lot to do with the outcome.
Anything can happen with 4 oz gloves but I see Adesanya winning.
Srikant Sekhar, Top Indian Lightweight fighter – Adesanya and Zhang
UFC 248 is something I am looking forward to. I am very interested in this one for one special reason ie to see how Adesanya does with a freak wrestler like Romero. Not just that Romero is an Olympic medalist, he has Knocked out good fighters point-blank. Don’t forget that Romero comes from a family of 3 generations of boxers who were world champions.
He is the only wrestler in the family. So don’t be surprised if you see a slugfest. On the other hand, I believe Adesanya takes this one in the 3rd round by KO. I believe the game of MMA is ever-evolving and I see a lot of anti wrestling game that is developing these days. Adesanya is going to play the anti wrestling punching game.
The Co-main event is also very intriguing. I see a lot of firepowers but Somewhere I believe Weili Zhang will out muscle Joana with her explosiveness and win this one by TKO 2nd round.
The weekend is going to be fun! Period!
Gurkaran Singh Sawhney, Head Coach of Indian Top Team – Israel and Zhang
The head coach of Indian Top Team in Chandigarh is rolling with Israel Adesanya and Weili Zhang.
Sumeet Khade, Top Indian Featherweight fighter – Adesanya and Zhang
Like all of the experts above, top Indian featherweight fighter who is coming off of a brilliant head kick KO over Pawan Goyat is also riding with Israel Adesanya and Weili Zhang.
Who do you guys think wins the main and co-main event?