MMA Preview – Alistair Overeem vs Sergey Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night 141

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 141? Saturday 24th November, 2018 - 23:30 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 141? Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China

What channel is UFC Fight Night 141 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 141? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 141? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The well-travelled legend Alistair Overeem makes his first appearance in China as he welcomes the heavyweight prospect form Russia Sergey Pavlovich for his UFC debut. Overeem continues to churn out fights and continues to pose a threat to anyone who stands in front of him.

However, his vulnerability to the knockout also continues as he has suffered two hellacious finishes in his last two fights against Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes, who will both walk out for the main event. With 13 knockout losses suffered in his MMA career alone, this vulnerability is worrying and now he has to take on a ruthless, unbeaten knockout artist hunting a big name on his record.

THE PREDICTION

Pavlovich is a young beast with the frame to match his counterpart and possesses the same knockout power. Considering the miles on Overeem’s chin, he will be confident of finding his tenth knockout but he does not quite have the technique of the decorated striker.

On paper, Overeem has everything to hand the Russian his first career loss but it will all come down to his defence. He will approach this in his new-found patience and wait for openings which is crucial as he cannot afford to eat any shots. Whether he can avoid these shots for 15 minutes is a different story.

Winner: Pavlovich via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.