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Cody Garbrandt: Chinless Thomas Almeida f---ed up his fight prediction, will get smashed with 'big concussive punches'

One thing I can appreciate is a fighter who doesn't beat around the bush.

Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight prospect Cody Garbrandt is gearing up for his upcoming UFC Fight Night 88 headliner opposite rising Brazilian star Thomas Almeida, which takes place Sun., May 29, 2016 inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And the Team Alpha Male product told Submission Radio his "Sin City" opponent already fucked up.

"I'm a better martial artist than him all around. Wherever this fight's going to go, I'm going to dictate the pace. He's going to be my dancing partner, he's gonna step to my beat. I guarantee you that. I'm a better athlete than him, I hit harder than him, I'm meaner than him. But this is the fight that I get up for. You know, the fights that may make me have to do extra work. I have a threat in there and he's trying to give me my first loss, so I'm gonna give him his first loss. You know, he's trying to do that, but I'm gonna do that. I really believe in myself. Like, he said that he's gonna knock me out in the second round? If you truly believe that you're the best, you're 21-0 and this and that and everyone's praising you, you finish me in the first round. You know? That's where he fucked up. He don't believe in himself. I'm gonna take him out in first round, guarantee it. He better hope that his chin holds up in the first round so he can make his prediction right in the second round and take me out. But it's not gonna happen. He's got no chin. I'm gonna test that early on, and you know, with a lot of big punches that he's not going to be able to survive. You know, big concussive punches that are going to turn his brain off for sure."

That sounds painful.

Garbrandt (8-0) is perfect in three trips to the Octagon, including his knockout win over submission ace Augusto Mendes back in February. Almeida (20-0), meanwhile, made a mockery of the Brazilian circuit before transitioning to the ranks of ZUFFA in late 2014.

Fun fight.

To see who else is fighting at UFC Fight Night 88 click here.

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