Fighting organization Bellator, being one of the top promotions in the world, has repeatedly confirmed the status of a lifeline for athletes who have lost their place in the UFC roster. Six months ago, the list of fighters she picked up was added to Myles Jury, who, through the efforts of the strong grappler Benson Henderson, failed the debut match under her banner. He will try to restore his reputation in the battle against Brandon Girtz – the co-main event of the Bellator 239 event, which will be held on February 22.
At what time Brandon Girtz vs Myles Jury fight?
The fight time is February 22, 2020, at 02:30 AM EST.
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+, ESPN, and PPV
How many wins and losses Brandon Girtz have?
Brandon Girtz has 16 wins and 8 loss.
How many wins and losses Myles Jury have?
Myles Jury has 18 wins and 6 loss.
The fighter currently represents the Genesis Training Center. The base is a freestyle wrestling, played in the 2nd division of the NCAA, but, despite this, the poor set of skills in the rack prefers to work on its feet and does not mind hacking. It does not differ in large dimensions, but it has impressive physical strength and good durability.
Under the auspices of the Bellator, Girtz fought 15 battles, but before signing up for the promotion, the American marked a dozen fights in other organizations, including VFC, CFX, and KOTC. During this time, he was weaker than Alvin Robinson and Eric Wisely, and won, among others, against fighters such as Mike Plazola and Drew Dober.
At first, Brandon’s career at Bellator went well – for 3 years, the athlete dismantled Michael Quinones, Poppies Martinez, Mike Estus, Benny Madrid, Melvin Guillard, and Derek Campos, from whom he was defeated with Derek Anderson. But then this period was replaced by the bus strike, begun by Adam Piccolotti and extended by the efforts of Fernando Gonzalez and the same Derek Campos. After that, Girtz defeated Luka Jelcic with a technical knockout, fell for a submission from Michael Chandler and defeated Saad Awad in a final battle by unanimous decision.
Miles “The Fury” Jury
Fighter trains in Alliance MMA and Fuse MMA. He seems to be a versatile athlete, able to work in any plane – he uses kickboxing skills on his feet, and on the ground a black belt in BJ. Nevertheless, he gives preference to a stand where he performs better than in the stalls.
Initial career and TUF The first fights of Juri according to the rules of MMA fell in the amateur field, which he left with a record of 5-0. The athlete spent most of the fights in the KOTC promotion and, going to the pros, continued to play in it.
As now, then Miles fought relatively irregularly and for 4 years he marked 10 fights. The list of scalps he shot then, among others, was supplemented by Mikey Bennett, Garrett Olson, and Sam Oropeza. With a record of 10-0, Jury went on to TUF 15 – in the first battle, Akbarh Arreola was defeated by him, but then he was stopped by the split by Al Iaquinta. However, the UFC leadership believed in a fighter, and for good reason.
Brandon Girtz vs Myles Jury Prediction
Despite the not-so-famous names, an interesting duel awaits us. Brandon – Justin Gaethje local spill. Only not so high, he hits less accurately and, despite being shot down, does not have knockout power as such. In turn, Myles looks like a more skill striker, has high protection against punches and surpasses his counterparts in growth and reach by 11 and 10 centimeters, respectively.
In addition, Jury is no worse than Girtz in the stalls, he is especially strong in top positions and knows when to and do not need to carry out takedowns. In general, his fighting IQ will be definitely higher.
Nevertheless, in our opinion, the battle will take place mainly on its feet, since translating Myles hardly fits into Brandon’s interests, and in the rack, the ex-UFC fighter, who has repeatedly shown the ability to effectively use his anthropometry, shoots his opponent in 3 rounds.
Prediction: Miles Jury wins by the decision of the judges.