Sabah Homasi vs Curtis Millender

Sabah Homasi (+285)

Age: 31

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 170

Reach: 72″

Curtis Millender (-355)

Age: 32

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 170

Reach: 76″

Sabah Homasi (13-8-0)

Homasi’s last fight was a 17 second KO in his Bellator debut. He’s currently on a 2-fight win streak after going 0-3 in the UFC. He was finished by Tim Means and then Abdul Razak Alhassan twice. Homasi has good power but his cardio is questionable. 9 of his 13 wins have come via KO/TKO, however 5 of his 8 losses have as well. He’s got a good fight IQ and he trains at American Top Team.

Curtis Millender (18-5-0)

Millender’s last fight was an unanimous decision over Moses Murrietta in his Bellator debut. He left the UFC on a 2 fight skid after a 3-0 start in the promotion. He had good wins over Thiago Alves, Max Griffin, and Siyar Bahadurzada; but then got submitted by Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and out-grappled by Belal Muhammed. He’s a technical striker with excellent speed. He has decent power but his grappling is poor and his cardio really suffers in those exchanges.

Prediction: Sabah Homasi via KO/TKO

This is an intriguing matchup. The line has steamed from Millender -160 all the way to -355. Millender is a longer, more technical striker, and he’s got guys like Thiago Alves on his resume so the movement makes some sense. He also looked very good in his Bellator debut against Moses Murrietta.

With that said, Murrietta’s striking isn’t nearly as dangerous as Homasi’s and he had zero takedown threat. Millender can strike at range all day but his grappling is good for maybe a round. Even after getting submitted by dos Santos, he looked just as lost on the ground against Muhammed. His cardio goes quickly and he just accepts bottom position.

Homasi has much better grappling and he spars with guys like Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier so he won’t be intimidated on the feet either. Look for him to mix in some takedowns and deliver some heavy ground and pound. Take Homasi to pull-off the upset.

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