MMA Preview – Cub Swanson vs Shane Burgos at UFC Fight Night 151

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 151? Saturday 4th May, 2019 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 151? Canadian Tire Centre, Ontario, Canada

What channel is UFC Fight Night 151 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 151? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 151? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Cub Swanson is admired wherever he goes and Ontario will be no different. He is on a skid of three losses in a row but these were against three of the best fighters in the featherweight division. He was submitted by Brian Ortega and Renato Moicano, sandwiching a Frankie Edgar decision which many fighters have succumbed to over the years.

Shane Burgos is licking his lips with the biggest match-up of his career. He has only lost one fight in his career which was a TKO against Calvin Kattar but he bounced back spectacularly in his last fight against Kurt Holobaugh by finishing with an armbar in the first round.

THE PREDICTION

As Swanson puts it, this fight should be "beautiful destruction". Swanson will try and ignite a war that Burgos will be more than happy to oblige in. We can expect Swanson to force a ferocious pace with wild strikes, utilising a variety of techniques and combinations.

However, he cannot be too reckless as Burgos has tremendous power in his hands. He has devastating hooks and body punches and will look to catch Swanson in the the exchanges.

If Burgos fights composedly and utilises his reach advantage he can catch Swanson on the counter and even find the knockout, but it will be hard to resist the urge of brawling with the veteran who is battle-tested and usually comes out on top in the wars. Swanson's experience and movement should help him pick up a much needed win

Winner: Swanson via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.