MMA Preview – Alexey Kunchenko vs Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 136

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 136? Saturday 15th August, 2018 - 19:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 136? Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Moscow, Russia

What channel is UFC Fight Night 136 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 136? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 136? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

LAST FIVE FIGHTS

THE BREAKDOWN

Alexey Kunchenko finally makes his debut for the UFC and has a mouth-watering match-up for his first test. The veteran Thiago Alves makes his first appearance on Russian soil which is a brave move at this stage of his career.

He has had a career which has been littered with injuries and has seen him struggle to find any consistency. He was also on the receiving end of a devastating knee courtesy of Curtis Millender in his last fight which is not ideal preparation against an assassin who is unbeaten with 13 knockouts to his name.

Although the Brazilian has a wealth of experience, he just isn’t the fighter he used to be and the M-1 Challenge champion is confident of capitalising on that. Kunchenko is expected to show off his Muay Thai skills and get his UFC career off to a flyer.

Prediction: Kunchenko via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.