The UFC is returning to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in a big way. Indeed, an announcement came that three events in the span of a week will be going down starting January 16. Eventually, culminating into a massive pay-per-view featuring the “Notorious” Conor McGregor in an intense rematch with fellow lightweight, Dustin Poirier. However, before it goes down, a pivotal matchup between Austin Lingo and Jacob Kilburn is poised for the first card on fight island of 2021. Since the UFC featherweight division is so rich with talent, even those competing outside the rankings are of elite caliber. Now let’s take a closer look at the featherweight scrap between Lingo (7-1) and Kilburn (8-3).
Austin Lingo and Jacob Kilburn Meet on Fight Island
After getting the chance to discuss the potential fight, Lingo had this to say, “I just focus on what I do I just get overall tendencies of my opponent and kind of think through what his game plan might be. My coach told me to look at his tendencies and tell me different ways I could beat him.” The response came after he was asked about game planning for fights. In addition, Lingo is getting quality training at Fortis MMA. Without a doubt, he’s making improvements training with studs like Alex Morono. Lingo is 24-years old, and evolution will take place much faster compared to older mixed martial artists.
The reason this fight is so exciting is that both athletes like to stand and bang. Kilburn doesn’t waste time inside the cage. Prior to running into Billy Quarantillo, Kilburn had back to back knockouts at Island Fights 58 and 60 amounting to a total 1:44 seconds. In the end, the more technical striker will win the bout.
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