Octagon Cynosure featuring ‘Deron Winn’: UFC on ESPN 6 predictions & UFC analysis


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:55 AM UTC

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 10:55 AM UTC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) takes the crew into Boston, Massachusetts for UFC on ESPN 6 where the TD Garden arena will play host to 13 fights this weekend.
<div><h2>Deron Winn</h2><p>Rising (UFC) middleweight prospect ‘Deron Winn’ is no stranger to combat sports. High-School wrestling state champion, two-time junior college champion and three-time all American at University, the resume isn’t too shabby for the American Kick-Boxing Academy hopeful. This week’s spotlight will shine on Deron Winn, let’s take a closer look.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/gazt2lHtFpgEe57t3KC0zHsfNQ4=/0x0:2880x1920/1200x800/filters:focal(1100x244:1560x704)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63622769/049_Deron_Winn_x_Tom_Lawlor.0.jpg" style="width:650px;height:433px" /></p><p>Born and raised in Liberty, Missouri. Winn has been a champion from an early age. Liberty high-school is where he would first taste gold, out-wrestling his fellow classmates and opposing high-schools awarded Winn with the state championship title on three separate occasions. College wasn’t much different. Two junior college championships later then saw Winn become an All-American at Lindenwood University. Olympic try-outs placed Winn in fourth, eventually leading Winn into full-time mixed martial arts training.</p><p>Similar to last weeks ‘Octagon Cynosure’ featuring the ultra-talented Luis Pena, we’re focusing on another American Kick-Boxing Academy prospect (hopefully the judges aren’t high this week) in Deron Winn. Much like his team-mate Daniel Cormier, Winn has the high-level wrestling background helping him defeat the opposition who always have the height and reach advantage. Winn is the smallest middleweight in the history of the UFC at 5’ but don’t let that fool you; size hasn’t stopped Winn from dominating his foes.</p><p>Winn has the strongest base in mixed martial arts covered, his wrestling. With the reach advantage obvious, finding his way inside of the challenger's distance hasn’t been a problem for Winn. The potential for greatness is there, Winn has to piece together the puzzle in order to take over the game.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><h2>Fight Talk</h2><p>A clear disadvantage for Winn will be the height and reach of Darren Stewart. The aggression paired with wrestling offence will make up for what Winn lacks in size.</p><p>Training at the AKA gym alongside the likes of Daniel Cormier, Khabib, Cain Velasquez, Luis Pena and an endless amount of talent, Winn has the tools at his disposal. His first UFC bout didn’t even award us with the wrestling dominance that was expected, now stepping up against a talented striker; we should all prepare ourselves for a wrestling master-class.</p><p>Winn’s style is so reminiscent of Daniel Cormier he is almost a carbon copy. The speed advantage will always favour Winn, and so will the grappling. I can visualise Deron Winn sitting inside the top #10 of the UFC middleweight division this time next year.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/y9Wn5Qgk84Y\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;"}[/]</p><h2>The Outcome</h2><p>Don’t be surprised if Winn tests himself standing and striking with Darren Stewart, which shouldn’t last for long. Setting up the takedown will be simplistic against Darren; whose takedown defence has failed him against opponent’s who aren’t wrestling champions.</p><p>The chin of Winn has been tested and proved strong. Offensive striking for Winn is usually a setup for the takedown, with swinging hooks and diving jabs attempting to force him inside the striking distance range.</p><p>Wrestling will be the tool to end it all in this matchup. Darren will struggle to defend any takedown attempt’s from Winn when one fighter has such a huge advantage over the other, how can we have confidence in putting ours on the line. The bookmaker continues to dish-out some juicy odds on fighters with small records, and I don’t blame them. Although, this time Deron Winn is a bargain at 1.83 [-120], as far as UFC betting predictions go.</p><p>Stewart has been taken down an alarming amount of times in his UFC career; he now faces arguably, the best wrestler in the middleweight division. Winn or pass is the only option this week, if placing your money on Stewart has entered your mind, slap it right out. Stewart has a punchers chance and if that’s your strategy as a long-term bettor, you’ll be scraping the barrel before you know it.</p><p>A wrestling master class is what I’m expecting to see this weekend in Boston when Deron Winn makes his second UFC middleweight appearance against journeyman Darren Stewart.</p><p>UFC on ESPN 6 will be live on Friday the 18th October live from Boston, Massachusetts.</p><p><strong>UFC Boston Prediction: 1.5u on Deron Winn @ [1.83] [-120] with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a></strong></p></div>
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