MMA Preview – Francisco Trinaldo vs Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC 237

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC 237? Sunday 12th May, 2019 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is UFC 237? Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

What channel is UFC 237? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC 237? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT website

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The wily old veteran Francisco Trinaldo heads to the capital for his 19th UFC fight. He has proved that he is a tough fight for anyone with a UFC record of 13-5 and is coming off one of his best wins. He met Evan Dunham last September and delivered a devastating knee to the body to fold his fellow veteran. This was off the back of a disappointing decision loss to James Vick but him and Kevin Lee are the only fighters he has lost to since 2014.

He takes on another experienced Brazilian in the shape of Carlos Diego Ferreira. After two losses in a row, Ferreira has had a resurgence with four impressive wins on the bounce. He earned a unanimous decision over Oliver Aubin-Mercier before knocking out Jared Gordon and Kyle Nelson. Then, in his last outing he came away with another unanimous decision over Rustam Khabilov, handing him his first loss in seven fights.

THE PREDICTION

Ferriera is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wizard as a 3rd degree black belt but he can also crack. As for Trinaldo, he is a black belt in kickboxing but is also an excellent grappler so this will be a fascinating contest wherever it goes.

Trinaldo will hope the fight stays on the feet where he will look to pick his shots and rely on his exceptional defence to out-strike Ferreira. If Ferreira eats too many shots, expect him to shoot in for a takedown where he will back himself to wrap up a choke but this fight will be close wherever it takes place.

Winner: Ferreira via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric