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Martin should be in a competitive bout against opponent Beneil Dariush, but he has several distinct advantages that should put him over the top come fight time. The biggest advantage is his overall size. Martin is a physical specimen at lightweight and will be significantly bigger and stronger than Dariush when they clash inside the Octagon. The other key component will be Martin's chin strength. He can take a punch much, much better than Dariush can, and should both men land a big shot at the same time, it'll be Martin who stands tall.
Both men have had conditioning issues in the past, so their faults should cancel each other out and while Dariush has a deservedly-hyped submission game, Martin is no slouch on the ground either and should be able to neutralize the submission game when you factor in his size. We feel Martin could win via knockout or by decision here and expect him to put on a solid performance in his second UFC appearance.
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