It’s most likely of little shock that UFC featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski is selecting his pal Israel Adesanya to triumph towards underdog Sean Strickland on this weekend’s UFC 293 essential occasion in Sydney, Australia — however the method of his prediction is maybe a bit extra stunning.
Adesanya has reduce a assured determine Down Underneath all through struggle week, even confronted with Strickland’s considerably distinctive method of struggle promotion and whereas he has predicted that Strickland will fall early and exhausting, Volkanovski has provided a special opinion for what is going to occur within the Qudus Financial institution Enviornment late Saturday evening.
“‘Izzy’s’ gonna actually choose him aside, smash his legs with quite a lot of dexterity he has along with his legs,” Volkanovski mentioned to his official YouTube channel, as famous by MMA Fighting. “Mixing it up on the leg, whether or not it goes to the physique or up excessive, I can see a lot harm occurring.”
However that is the place the prediction will get a bit extra particular.
“One factor that I’ve been considering of and picturing in my head … a damaged arm,” Volkanovski mentioned. “Breaking Sean Strickland’s arm from a kick. I don’t know why, I’m simply seeing it occur whereas he’s making an attempt to dam. Brings his hand up final minute and simply snapping it. I’m really picturing that.
“I’m gonna go clearly TKO. I feel it’s gonna be a TKO mid rounds. Wherever two-three, I feel you possibly can do it within the first however I’m selecting spherical two, spherical three TKO stoppage and I feel he actually does put it on him.
“Sean Strickland’s gonna say some issues and I feel ‘Izzy’s’ gonna get the payback that he desires and it’s gonna be that kind of struggle the place he actually will get to harm this man. Sean’s robust, he’s gonna maintain making an attempt to come back ahead and I can simply see him getting completely battered.”
It stays to be seen if Volkanovski’s soothsaying prediction comes true in a few days’ time — however it’s maybe price keep in mind that precisely 100 pay-per-views in the past in Melbourne, prohibitive underdog Holly Holm scored what was on the time thought of to be one of many sport’s nice upsets when she knocked out Ronda Rousey a minute into their second spherical within the UFC 193 essential occasion.