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Thomas Paull: He’s hard as nails and is very tough to beat

Rhino’s MMA ambassador, Thomas Paull, previews the big clashes at UFC 299 this weekend.

UFC is back!

UFC 299 takes place this weekend in Miami, Florida. The roster looks amazing, with five tough fights ahead.

In the opening fight, Petr Yan will be facing Song Yadong in the bantamweight division. I’ve got to admit I don’t know too much about Song Yandong, so my vote is just going to go to Petr Yan, who I think will win by knockout.

Gilbert is tough

Next up is Gilbert Burns, who is set to fight Jack Della Maddalena from Australia. I will always bet on Gilbert Burns; he is one of my favourite fighters. He’s hard as nails and is very tough to beat.

The third fight is going to be a big one. Michael Page has come over from Bellator, and this will be his first fight in the UFC against Kevin Holland. I think Kevin Holland will win, as Michael Page is used to fighting smaller opponents in Bellator and hasn’t fought anyone like Kevin yet. Therefore, I think Kevin’s experience will prevail, and my money is on him to win.

Benoit will be too good

Elsewhere, Dustin Poirier is set to face Frenchman Benoit Saint Denis, who was previously a sailor in the Navy. Benoit decided to get involved with MMA to see if he could become the best competitor in the division. I think Benoit will get the win, judging by what I’ve seen of him in his previous fights. He is a tough fighter, and I predict that he will beat Dustin Poirier by knockout.

Finally, in the main event, Sean O’Malley will fight Marlon Vera for the bantamweight title. Marlon has beaten Sean in the past; however, from what I’ve seen of him previously, I don’t feel that Marlon will get the win this time. I think Sean will win by using his signature move.

I hope you all enjoy the UFC action on Saturday night!

Thomas’ Tips

Petr Yan to beat Song Yadong (4/5)

Gilbert Burns to beat Jack Della Maddalena (6/5)

Kevin Holland to Michael Page (4/6)

Benoit St Denis to beat Dustin Poirier (1/2)

Sean O’Malley to beat Marlon Vera (4/11)

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