The latest UFC event turned out to be a huge success and fans can’t help but expect some great MMA action from the promotion. This Sunday, February 6, the UFC is ready to organize UFC Fight Night 200. The main event will oppose Sean Strickland and Jack Hermansson. Besides the main fight, the co-main fight between Punahele Soriano and Nick Maximov is also very interesting.
MMA fans around the world are excited to see the fight between two fresh middleweights in the organization. Here is the breakdown and prediction of the fight
Punahele Soriano vs. Nick Maximov Stats
|Statistics||Punahele Soriano||Nick Maximov|
|Height||5′ 11″||6 feet|
|Division||Average weight||Average weight|
UFC Fight Night, Punahele Soriano vs. Nick Maximov Fight Breakdown & Prediction
Soriano (8-1) made his UFC debut at UFC 245 in 2019 and has appeared in three fights since then. Soriano made his way through the promotion playing brilliantly in Dana White’s Contender 17 series.
His last fight was against Brendan Allen last year which the fighter lost via unanimous decision. For Soriano, it’s a great opportunity to get back to winning ways by beating Maximov.
Soriano was undefeated before losing to Allen and showed some pretty impressive skills on the feet. The fighter has a clear advantage in power and accuracy over Maximov. Soriano will most likely try to keep the fight on its feet as much as possible. With few wrestling abilities in the arsenal, the fighter will try to make the most of their striking game.
On the other hand, Maximov is undefeated in his professional career and has seven wins with a dominant fighting style. Maximov is an all-around wrestler with next-level grappling attributes is also a Nate Diaz protege.
Apart from that, the American also has the height and reach advantage. For Maximov, the game plan will be very simple. The fighter will be eagerly waiting to get as many takedowns on their opponent as possible. With each successful takedown attempt, he has the ability to control Soriano on the ground.
It would be a very close fight, the only way for Soriano to win is to keep putting on the presence by hitting and landing that knockout blow in the early rounds. But it will be difficult for Soriano to do so, Maximov has a better chance of taking Soriano to the ground and keeping him there and winning the fight by decision.