Horiguchi is new to the UFC, serving as the organization’s next attempt at finding a Japanese star. He’s on a five-fight winning streak and has eight total finishes, so the potential is there on paper. However, Pague is tough and well-rounded. He may have lost his last three tilts but expect him to take advantage of Horiguchi’s inexperience in the Octagon and possible fatigue from travelling overseas to the event. / PREDICTION: Dustin Pague def. Kyoji Horiguchi via Unanimous Decision
The main card for UFC 166 may have fans salivating but let’s not forget about the excellent undercard efforts destined to highlight Saturday night’s show. The preliminary portion of the lineup boasts eight bouts including a few sure to be featured towards the top of a Fight Night event such as Sarah Kaufman-Jessica Eye, Tim Boetsch-C.B. Dollaway, and Hector Lombard-Nate Marquardt. In general, the talent involved is Texas-sized to say the least, giving MMA enthusiasts plenty of reason to tune in early this weekend and enjoy the action unfolding inside the Octagon.
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