The UFC will continue its second Fight Island series this weekend with UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17, 2020, at the Flash Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The event will be headlined by the anticipated featherweight clash between former title challenger Brian Ortega and The Korean Zombie.

Although the event lost its co-headliner after Croatian import Ante Delija was unable to resolve his contractual issues with the PFL. With little time to find a replacement opponent for Cyril Gane, the promotion decided to pull the latter from the event. Despite that, UFC Fight Island 6 has some impressive matchups that are worth your betting money.

Let’s take a look at the fights in the main card of UFC Fight Island 6 and make our predictions:

“Fighting" Brian Ortega vs Chan Sung Jung

Brian Ortega is the no. 2 ranked featherweight in the UFC. T-City is a former RFC featherweight champion who joined the UFC in 2014. After a no-contest in his first octagon appearance, Ortega picked up six straight wins to earn a shot at the belt. He fought Max Holloway at UFC 231 and lost via TKO. The 29-year old stands 5-8 tall with a reach of 69 inches and is a switch hitter. Ortega has a record of 14-1 with three knockouts and seven wins via submission.

Chan Sung Jung is more known by his monicker: The Korean Zombie. Known for his incredible recovery skills, The Korean Zombie is the no. 4 ranked featherweight in the UFC and has competed in the WEC, Pancrase, World Victory Road, and DEEP. The 33-year old from South Korea is 6-2 in his UFC career and heads to this bout after back to back wins over Renato Moicano and Frankie Edgar. He stands 5-7 tall with a reach of 72 inches and is an orthodox fighter. He has a record of 16-5 with six knockouts and eight wins via submission.

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Ortega is a very dangerous fighter with his ability to switch stances and his improved striking game. He is most dangerous when he is on the ground and that often leads to a submission lock. However, he hasn’t fought in nearly two years and that’s not a good sign against the Korean Zombie. Chan Sung Jung is the longer striker and has more power in his punches. He’s also the more technical fighter and has the better striking defense. The Korean Zombie is more polished and Ortega can be very wild at times. Chan Sung Jung takes advantage of Ortega’s mistakes and wins with better technique.

Prediction: Chan Sung Jung

“Fighting" Katlyn Chookagian vs Jessica Andrade

Katlyn Chookagian is the no. 1 ranked flyweight in the UFC. The 31-year old from Quakertown Pennsylvania is a former CFFC women’s flyweight and bantamweight champion. She joined the UFC in 2016 and is 7-3 inside the octagon. She lost to Valentina Shevchenko when she challenged for the UFC women’s flyweight title at UFC 247. She bounced back in her next bout, defeating Valentina’s sister Antonia last May. She stands 5-9 tall with a reach of 68 inches and is an orthodox fighter. She has a record of 14-3 with two knockouts and one win via submission.

Jessica Andrade is the former UFC women’s strawweight champion. The 29-year old from Parana, Brazil is also the 6th best female pound for pound fighter in the UFC. She defeated Rose Namajunas at UFC 237 to win the UFC women’s strawweight title but lost the belt to Zhang Weili in her first title defense. She lost to Namajunas in a rematch during her last bout. Andrade is 5-1 tall with a reach of 62 inches and is an orthodox fighter. She has a record of 20-8 with seven knockouts and seven wins via submission.

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Chookagian moves well inside the cage. She is light on her feet and she likes to strike from a distance. She is also a high-volume fighter who is very smart and sticks to the gameplan. Andrade is a powerhouse fighter with an impressive gas tank. She likes to move forward and throws punches in bunches, swinging a lot of hooks both to the head and body. She also possesses the physical strength to easily pick up her opponents and literally throw them down. Just ask Thug Rose. Andrade is simply too powerful and she has a high finish rate. I think Chookagian struggles with Andrade’s pace and could get knocked out cold here if Andrade lands her big bombs.

Prediction: Jessica Andrade

“Fighting" Jimmy Crute vs Modestas Bukauskas

Jimmy Crute was Australia’s Hex Fighting Series light heavyweight champion. The 24-year old from New South Wales in Australia joined the UFC via the Contender Series. He is 3-1 in four Octagon appearances and is coming off a win over Michal Oleksiejczuk last February. Crute is 6-2 tall with a reach of 74 inches while fighting out of the orthodox stance. He has a record of 11-1 with four knockouts and four wins via submission.

Modestas Bukauskas is a former Cage Warriors light heavyweight titleholder. The 26-year old from Lithuania has won his last seven fights and was victorious in his octagon debut against Andreas Michailidis last July. The Baltic Gladiator is a switch hitter who stands 6-3 tall with a reach of 78 inches. He has a record of 11-2 with 8 knockouts and two wins via submission. His last seven bouts have been won via stoppage.

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Crute has a well-rounded game. At 24, he has clean boxing and also has power behind his punches. He is a physical wrestler and has some good submission skills when he is on the mat. Bukauskas has finished every opponent he’s faced and most of the stoppage came via strikes. He has solid kickboxing and deadly kicks but I think Crute has faced better opposition and is the more proven fighter. Crute avoids the killer elbows here and takes the fight to the ground where he works his way to a submission win.

Prediction: Jim Crute

“Fighting" Thomas Almeida vs Jonathan Martinez

Thomas Almeida was the former Legacy FC bantamweight champion who vacated the belt to join the UFC in 2014. Almeida won his first four UFC bouts before losing to Cody Garbrandt. Almeida is 1-2 since that loss and he has not fought since a TKO loss to Rob Font in January 2018. Almeida stands is a southpaw who stands 5-7 tall with a reach of 70 inches. He has a record of 21-3 with 17 knockouts and three wins via submission.

Jonathan Martinez fought for the XFL, Fury Fighting, and Legacy FC before heading over to the UFC in 2018. After losing his maiden UFC bout, he has won three out of his last four bouts. Martinez is also a southpaw who stands 5-8 tall with a reach of 70 inches. The 26-year old from Texas, USA has a record of 12-3 with seven knockouts and two wins via submission. He is coming off a win over Frankie Saenz last August.

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This should be a fun fight between two exciting southpaws who like to fight on the feet and have a high finishing ability. Martinez has the edge in clinch fighting and has some takedown ability. Almeida is favored here because he is the fighter who has more pop in his punches. However, there are a lot of unknowns for Almeida heading to this bout. First, there is that eye issue and second, he has not fought in two years. Third, we haven’t seen him win in four years. I don’t like picking fighters with a lot of question marks around him. I have to go with Martinez here.

Prediction: Jonathan Martinez

“Fighting" Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs Maxim Grishin

Gadzhimurad Antigulov is a former Absolute Championship Berkut light heavyweight champion, winning the title twice. The 33-year old from Dagestan joined the UFC in 2016 and won his first two bouts. He hasn’t tasted victory since then and has been stopped in his last three bouts. Antigulov is an orthodox fighter who stands 5-11 tall with a reach of 70 inches. He has a record of 20-7 with four knockouts and 15 wins via submission.

Maxim Grishin fought for WFCA and the Professional Fighters League. He joined the UFC earlier this year and lost to Marcin Tybura in his UFC debut. The 36-year old Russian has a record of 30-8 with 15 knockouts and six wins via submission. He is an orthodox fighter who stands 6-3 tall with a reach of 78 inches. He has two wins, two draws, and one loss in his last five bouts.

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Antigulov is in a terrible spot as he has lost his last three bouts, all via finish. He is a solid grappler but has not been able to put together a brilliant run because he lacks athleticism and speed. Grishin also had those issues when he was fighting at heavyweight. At 205, he’s much better and should be good enough to beat the struggling Antigulov. If he can defend well against Antigulov’s takedowns, he should be able to control the tempo of this fight and win via decision.

Prediction: Maxim Grishin

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