I’m a year older and I’m back from my holidays just in time for UFC 228 (phew) and if you’re an avid fan of the UFC like myself you’ll be gassed up for this card. Charles ‘Kid Dynamite’ Byrd steps back into the Octagon this weekend for UFC 228 at the American Airlines Arena in Texas. 4 fight win streak (3 sub,1 KO) and zero K.O losses I love Kid Dynamite’s chances this Saturday/Sunday night. Charles is the older, more experienced and well-rounded fighter coming into this fight with Darren Stewart, this scrap will give Kid Dynamite the perfect chance to show the UFC fans what his made of.
Fighting out of Fortis MMA gym in Dallas Texas, the Dallas native Byrd stormed through Dana Whites contender series on two occasions beating both his opponents by submission and then in his debut for the UFC he gave the London fans a good reason to dislike him when he tapped out John Phillips in round 1.
Not only does Byrd have the skill to put your lights out, his wrestling and ground game have led him to 5 wins by submission in his professional career. In a recent interview with Fightful News, Charles seemed so relaxed and confident I can’t help but think he knows this fight is being laid out on a red carpet for him in his hometown. Talking on his opponent he said, “I match up well with Darren, I feel like my skill set, athletically and experience matches me up well with him”, “I believe at this point in time its a perfect matchup for me allowing me to showcase more of my ability in the octagon”. On being asked about his training camp Byrd said, ” Training camp has been phenomenal”.
Byrds opponent has the power to K.O majority of middleweights in the UFC but I feel like the game plan for Charles Byrd and his team will be to avoid the standup with Darren Stewart, and although every fight starts standing I know Byrd has the skill and strength to take this fight where he pleases.
Sorry to wrap up this weeks preview up so quickly as I’m running out of time and have been celebrating my birthday on holiday/vacation this week. Plenty of sporting action coming from me this week so please stay tuned and follow me on twitter.
Final Thought’s & Prediction
If Byrd doesn’t win this fight by submission, I feel like he will take the decision with ease. Unless Darren can land a lucky K.O punch (which nobody has ever done against Byrd) this is Kid Dynamites fight for the taking in his hometown of Dallas. With that said, my prediction and free tip for this weekend’s UFC 228 card will be Charles Byrd to win. Good luck to Mr.Byrd and I cannot wait to see his future progression in the MMA world.
Charles Byrd To Win @ 1.66
Stake : 2 Units