TUF 29: Predicting the stud & dud for episode 5

TUF 29: Predicting the stud & dud for episode 5

Bryan Battle (Photo by Amy Kaplan/FanSided).
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On the fifth episode of TUF 29 middleweights Bryan Battle and Kemran Lachinov will square off..
On the fourth episode of The Ultimate Fighter, Vince Murdock defeated fellow bantamweight participant Dustin Lampros through preliminary knockout. This win put Team Ortega at 4-0 on this season of TUF. Looking to lastly snap the losing streak of Team Volkanovski will be middleweight Bryan Battle (5-1) as he handles Kemran Lachinov (10-3) of Team Ortega.

Looking to lastly snap the losing streak of Team Volkanovski will be middleweight Bryan Battle (5-1) as he takes on Kemran Lachinov (10-3) of Team Ortega.

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Completing at his typical weight class and standing a couple of inches taller than Lachinov, Battle ought to have a noticeable size advantage over his opponent. Despite having less than half the fights of Lachinov, Battle only has one less finish than his opponent.

Lachinov is a skilled fighter with multiple fights in Bellator and 13 expert contests under his belt. Standing on the other side of the Octagon will be the bigger male in Battle. Competing at his normal weight class and standing a couple of inches taller than Lachinov, Battle must have an obvious size benefit over his opponent. Despite having less than half the fights of Lachinov, Battle just has one less finish than his challenger. This ability to push the action might prove to be reliable in the possible two round TUF battle.
Team Volkanovski is truly moving downhill at this moment in the confidence and the season (perhaps overconfidence) revealed by Brian Ortega in the last episode of TUF might have lit a fire underneath coach Alex Volkanovski and his group. Try to find Volkanovski to show some increased attention to this battle as the pressure constructs on him to discover his team a win.
Fight looks like a prime prospect to knock off a member of Team Ortega and his size and completing rate suffices factor to think that he can defeat Lachinov and assist his team get on the scoreboard on this season of TUF..