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How to Dethrone the Flyweight King

Can Ali Bagautinov Kill The King?
By: Jack Slack, FIGHTLAND
"I believe that one of the most integral points of true fight journalism is to never disregard the chances of any fighter outright.

"Just the other week we were treated to one of the biggest upsets in recent UFC history, when T. J. Dillashaw gave Renan Barao the thrashing of a lifetime through four rounds, before turning the Brazilian champion into an ex-champion—flattening him with punches.

"This weekend, the UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson meets Ali Bagaunitov. While I could never write Bagaunitov off, his skills simply do not seem to stack up with the flyweight king's. I haven't had the time to prepare a Killing the King: Demetrious Johnson (though my previous Killing the King: Renan Barao was recently discussed by Duane Ludwig, T.J. Dillashaw and Joe Rogan on the latter's podcast), though I hope a brief look at the styles of both men can shed some light on the match up."

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