DWCS 2021 Week 5 Breakdown and Predictions

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Middleweight, Aaron Jeffery Vs. Caio Borralho

Tale of the Tape

Aaron Jeffery
28-years-old
6’2″
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Niagara Top Team
10-2
Four-fight win streak
Caio Borralha
28-years-old
6’1″
Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil
Combat Club
8-1, 1 NC
Six finishes

Pros and Cons

Aaron Jeffery

Pros

  • Strong against the cage
  • Good right hand
  • Solid cardio
  • Very clean hands
  • Excellent pocket striker
  • Good output
  • Physically strong
  • High fight IQ

Cons

  • Takedown defense needs some work
  • Will sit in the pocket too long
  • Grappling defense needs work

Caio Borralho

Pros

  • Uses a lot of hard feints
  • Manages distance well
  • Powerful straight left
  • Good counter striker
  • Light footwork
  • Solid wrestling
  • Good in scrambles
  • Good jiu-jitsu
  • Nice jab
  • Good use of the oblique kick
  • Athletic

Cons

  • Loads up on his left hand
  • Questionable endurance
  • Hands drop low at times

Who has the advantage?

Striking: Jeffery
Speed: Borralho
Output/Volume: Jeffery
Knockout Power: Borralho
Chin: Even
Kickboxing: Borralho
Footwork: Borralho
Wrestling: Borralho
Grappling: Borralho
Submissions: Borralho
Cardio: Jeffery

Prediction

Jeffery is someone that’s UFC ready now. He’s done everything on the regional scene to warrant a contract. He’s fought for numerous promotions, won titles, and fought good competition.

With that said the unorthodox Borralho is a different style compared to what Jeffery has fought. On the other side, Jeffery is easily a step up in competition for Borralho. They match up so uniquely, as where both seem to have paths to victory is right where their opponent is strongest.

Borralho is the more powerful striker with more weapons. Jeffery has the full capability to shut that down and dominate in the clinch. Borralho has solid wrestling and most of his takedowns are from the clinch. Jeffery shines in the clinch and has solid takedown defense. Borralho may have a slight advantage on the mat but it’s competitive. It’s a close fight but I’m taking Jeffery. The Canadian is more experienced, fought much more, and there are no concerns about him where with Borralho, there is.

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