Yuya Shirai is the DEEP welterweight champion and a Judo black belt and former national Sambo champion. Fabricio Monteiro is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt who has won numerous national and international grappling tournaments and both men are highly experienced mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans.
Shirai is the favorite courtesy of a superior 22-10-1 record and the fact that he has been fighting regularly recently.
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