DWCS 2019 Week 1 Breakdown and Predictions

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Brendan Loughnane Contender Series DWTNCS
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Featherweight: Brendan Loughnane vs. Bill Algeo

Tale of the Tape

Brendan Loughnane
29-years-old
5’9″
72″ Reach
Manchester, England
Alliance MMA
16-3

Bill Algeo
30-years-old
5’11”
73″ Reach
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Algeo MMA & Kickboxing
13-2

Pros and Cons

Brendan Loughnane

Pros

  • Very fast hands
  • Damaging leg kicks
  • Dangerous right cross
  • Excellent footwork
  • Very technical
  • Surgical striking
  • Underrated wrestling
  • Good cardio
  • No Cons

Bill Algeo

Pros

  • Good off of his back
  • Solid submission attack
  • Good kickboxing
  • Does well in scrambles
  • Solid jiu-jitsu
  • Utilizes feints often

Cons

Takedown defense needs work

Keeps hands down

Who has the Advantage?

Striking: Loughnane
Speed: Loughnane
Knockout Power: Loughnane
Chin: Loughnane
Kickboxing: Algeo
Footwork: Loughnane
Wrestling: Loughnane
Grappling: Algeo
Submissions: Algeo
Cardio: Loughnane

Prediction

It’s a shame these two are fighting because both are top notch prospects and this fight should take place in the UFC. Algeo is solid but the problem is he is taking on, in my opinion, the third season’s best fighter as of now. Loughnane is just much faster, way more technical, and has good wrestling to mix it up. Algeo does have a chance of getting a submission on Loughnane, but Loughnane has never lost by submission. I expect Loughnane to chop the legs of Algeo and considering the way Algeo holds his hands low, Loughnane will take advantage. My pick is Loughnane.

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