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UFC 254 picks and preview with featherweight Billy Quarantillo

One of the rising stars of the UFC makes his picks and predictions for the bettors ahead of UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje.

One of the biggest MMA pay-per-view cards of the year is here in UFC 254, and we got a rising star from the UFC roster to break it down for us!

Featherweight Billy Quarantillo is 4-0 in the UFC and 15-2 as a mixed martial arts professional. He won his way to a full-time spot on the UFC roster thanks to his Dana White’s Contender Series victory in July of 2019. Since then he’s been victorious once each via knockout, submission, and decision. With his next fight close to being booked, he’s looking to get in the mix for the Top-15 rankings at 145 lbs., one of the toughest weight classes in the sport today.

The Buffalo native and Tampa resident is also a huge fan of his sport, as evidenced by his breakdowns of the odds and matchups of some of the fights on this Saturday’s supercard.

2:15: On living and training in Tampa, the current City of Champions

3:35: On his potential next opponent in the octagon

5:35: Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick

8:25: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba

9:55: Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa

11:50: Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris

13:40: On fighting at a lighter weight class and the injury differences between lighter weight classes and competing as a heavyweight.

15:40: On his weight between training camps, and how his weight-cutting process works ahead of a fight.

18:10: The co-main event, Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier

20:10: The main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

Thanks so much to Billy Q for the time, who you can follow on Twitter @billyqmma and Instagram @billyqmma. And you can follow all of DKNation’s UFC coverage from each card here!

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