DWCS 2019 Week 3 Breakdown and Predictions

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Chris Ocon
Chris Ocon Credit: Attitude MMA/@GeminiSnowMMA

Bantamweight: Chris Ocon vs. Hunter Azure

Tale of the Tape

Chris Ocon
23-years-old
5’7″
69″ Reach
Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville MMA
4-0

Hunter Azure
27-years-old
5’8″
70.5″ Reach
Phoenix, Arizona
The MMA Lab
6-0

Pros and Cons

Chris Ocon

Pros

  • Good head movement and footwork
  • Always in opponent’s face
  • Accurate shot selection
  • Good takedown defense
  • Athletic and explosive
  • Excellent cardio

Cons

Needs work off his back

Can be too patient at times

Hunter Azure

Pros

  • Good wrestling
  • Aggressive with a lot of power
  • Powerful kicks
  • Usually throws in combination

Cons

  • Striking defense needs work

Who has the Advantage?

Striking: Ocon
Speed: Ocon
Knockout Power: Azure
Chin: Ocon
Kickboxing: Azure
Footwork: Ocon
Wrestling: Azure
Grappling: Azure
Submissions: Even
Cardio: Ocon

Prediction

This is a great matchup and I expect it to be one of the best fights of the season. I expect the fight to stay standing as Azure is a good wrestler but he’s a wrestler who fell in love with his striking. I expect Azure to push the pace and look for the power shot early and fast. Ocon does have slick counter striking and good head movement to possibly extinguish the pressure of Azure. This is a fight between two high-level prospects who both haven’t fought the best of competition yet. A close fight, but I think the aggression, output, and power will lead Azure to victory.

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