Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt and UFC up and comer Brian Ortega has done well for himself in six UFC fights, earning a stoppage every time. And on Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 222, he takes a huge step up in competition to face a former lightweight champ and top featherweight contender in Frankie Edgar.
Can Ortega pull off a win against the craftiest of crafty veterans? Well, sure, anything can happen in a fight. Edgar could get distracted by a passing butterfly, providing the perfect opening for Ortega to nail a flying guillotine. Or the Rapture could happen, leaving Ortega standing in the Octagon alone.
But the odds are stacked against him. Edgar has beaten the best, and he’s been doing it for years.
However, one thing Ortega has on his side is science. Or, at the very least, he has this scientific breakdown of his chokes.
I don’t know if watching the video below is going to influence your pick in this fight, but whatever, it’s content.