Dustin Jacoby has long been one of the UFC’s go-to fighters when there’s something major happening, thanks to his versatility and durability against heavy hits from opponents. Facing Kennedy Nzechukwu as part of his quest to ascend to the pinnacle of light heavyweight is just another step on this path to glory for Jacoby. Their fight will take place in UFC Nashville on Saturday, August 5th.
Since his return to the sport in 2020, American fighter Justin Good has had a remarkable run. Winning nine out of his first ten fights via knockout or submission victory and currently sitting at fourteenth in his division’s rankings; an upset win against Nzechukwu could propel him up the rankings even further.
Nzechukwu made his professional debut in 2016 and quickly rose up the ranks through LFA and XKO promotions before getting noticed by UFC. A powerful striker who won seven out of nine fights by knockout in LFA/XKO promotions alone before coming into UFC fold is known for being deadly with strikes, though Nzechukwu also boasts an effective grappling game, having recently submitted Devin Clark with submission victory as his most recent victory.
Nzechukwu is an aggressive offensive fighter; however, Jacoby is also an outstanding defensive wrestler who’s capable of wearing down and outwitting his opponent until they concede in a decision victory. Nzechukwu stands the best chance of taking this fight by landing some hard striking combinations against Jacoby to try to catch him off guard and score the victory by knockout.
Both fighters possess excellent ground fighting abilities, but Nzechukwu stands out with his superior power game and striking abilities. Additionally, the Nigerian fighter can throw heavy knees as well as being an effective finisher when it comes to striking. Nzechukwu recently defeated Devin Clark with a guillotine choke victory; expect similar moves against Jacoby this weekend.
Jacoby boasts superior timing, distance control and fight IQ as compared to Nzechukwu; more durable fighter than Nzechukwu with one of the craftiest competitions available to UFC roster fighters; thus should outshout an inexperienced Nzechukwu and secure a decision win for himself.
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Dustin Jacoby vs Kennedy Nzechukwu Fight Information
- Date: 08/05/2023
- Time: 10:25PM ET
- Location: Bridgestone Arena.
- How to Watch Dustin Jacoby vs Kennedy Nzechukwu : ESPN+
- Live Stream: BT Sport.com