Predictions: BTC 11

Each event, there will be a “guest predictor” who will offer their insight into the event and provide their predictions for each MMA bout.

Maria Djukic
Maria Djukic in action at BTC 10. (Photo by Joel Griffith)

For BTC 11, Maria Djukic (1-0) has stepped in to provide her predictions and analysis for the 10 MMA bouts on the card.

Djukic is fresh off an impressive professional debut in which she took a unanimous decision over Jo Maissoneuve at BTC 10. Djukic was originally scheduled to fight Jackie Maclean at Unified MMA 40 this weekend, but was forced out due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Here are Djukic’s predictions for BTC 11:

Tim Smith (14-10) vs. Matt Krayco (7-8-1): PRO Welterweight SMITH PREVIEWKRAYCO PREVIEW

“Smith, being the older fighter and with more experience, has two consecutive losses via rear-naked choke in the first round against younger fighters. Krayco is also coming from a loss, but has proven to finish fights and win them going the distance. I think it is fair to say this will go the distance.”

Prediction: Krayco wins via split decision.

Colton Cronkite (3-0) vs. Chris Chapman (3-1): PRO Middleweight CRONKITE PREVIEWCHAPMAN PREVIEW

“Cronkite is on a seven-fight win streak and has more experience based on his amateur record. As a pro, he has a 100 per cent finishing rate, majority via submission. Chapman is well-rounded and is on a three-fight win streak, but losses were made leaving it to the judges. This will be fun to watch.”

Prediction: Cronkite wins via submission in the second round.

Lee Hagel (2-3) vs. Dylan Schellenberg (0-1): PRO 165 pounds

“Both coming off of losses by strikes, Hagel’s fights end during the first round, while Schellenberg has a lot more cage experience because of his amateur record.”

Prediction: Hagel wins via split decision.

Isaiah Metituk (1-1) vs. Izzudeen Atmeh (0-1): PRO Bantamweight

“Metituk has been through it all. Based off his entire experience as a fighter, he has shown to go the distance, finish fights, majority by submissions, and come back stronger than ever after a doctor stoppage. Looking at Atmeh’s history, only two fights provided that he won in a unanimous decision in his amateur debut and lost to a rear-naked choke in his professional debut.”

Prediction: Metituk wins via submission in the second round.

Dylan McIlvenny (1-0) vs. Oren Hanscomb (0-0): PRO Featherweight

“McIlvenny is undefeated in both his amateur and professional record. McIlvenny hasn’t been able to prove that he can finish fights, while Hanscomb has won a fight in seven seconds in the first round, but mostly by majority decision. Both fighters can clearly go all three rounds, but if McIlVenny can’t get a finish, I say Hanscomb wins by unanimous decision.”

Prediction: Hanscomb wins via unanimous decision.

Albaraa Atmeh (0-0) vs. Devon Lozej (0-0): PRO Bantamweight

“Lozej has a 100 per cent finishing rate, majority via strikes in his amateur record. Atmeh has only ever lost by the judges eyes and has proven to show he is a decorated fighter with a variety of finishes and wins by decision. I believe this fight will be competitive on the feet while they are making their pro debut.”

Prediction: Lozej wins via knockout in the third round.

Laine Foxton (2-1) vs. Jared Shipley (1-0-1): AMATEUR Lightweight

“Foxton is on a two-fight winning streak via choke submissions. On the other hand, Shipley finished his amateur debut by a series of punches. I think we will be watching a grappler versus striker match. My guess is that if Shipley can keep the fight standing and avoid getting taken down, he has the potential to win, but Foxton wants the finishing streak to continue.”

Prediction: Foxton wins via submission in the third round.

Nick Felber (0-1) vs. Jamie Ingram (0-0): AMATEUR Featherweight

“Felber’s amateur debut was back in 2015, he lost by a guillotine choke in the first round. Six years later he decides to return to the scene provided that all this time he has only improved. I feel like this is a more legit debut for Felber. However, Ingram seems to be with a great mindset making his debut and is confident with his current abilities.”

Prediction: Felber wins via unanimous decision.

Ryan Reid (0-0) vs. Hunter Lee (0-0): AMATEUR Light Heavyweight

“Lee is coming from a very well-decorated wrestling background. The dude has a serious advantage because wrestling dictates how the fight is going to be. If Reid can keep the fight standing, his best chance is to finish him in the first round. I believe Lee is highly likely to take the fight to the ground and with a history of controlling an opponent on the ground, if he can follow up with massive strikes, he can win via ground and pound.”

Prediction: Lee wins via TKO in the second round.

Mike Roe (0-0) vs. Ahsan Hayati (0-0): AMATEUR Lightweight

“Both fighters are making their debut. Roe has a background in striking and is familiar with competing. Hayati looks young and well-conditioned going into this fight, giving him the possibility to win at least by decision.”

Prediction: Roe wins via majority decision.

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