Canadian native Brad Katona has his second fight at Bantamweight against his toughest opposition to date, Merab Dvalishvilli. The Ultimate Fighter 27 winner fight’s out of SBG Ireland and makes the trip back home to Canada defending soil versus Dvalishvilli who has been struggling to get in the win column since his UFC debut. Merab has great wrestling but I think Brad takes his personal progression seriously and will surprise a lot of people in this fight.
With a fight card so short on the amount of decent looking underdogs, Brad was one of the only play’s that I evaluated and actually felt comfortable playing. I do like Merab but he is renowned for handing the fight to his opponent, his lack of effort and fight IQ allows the judges to sway. Fighting against the home town boy will do him no favours if he continues this bad habit.