MMA Preview – Josh Emmett vs Michael Johnson at UFC on ESPN 2

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC on ESPN 2? Saturday 30th March, 2019 – 23:00 (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 2? Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What channel is UFC on ESPN 2? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 2? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT website

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Josh Emmett makes his return to the cage after nearly a year out after recovering from some terrible injuries courtesy of Jeremy Stephens. In their fight back in February, Stephens finished Emmett with brutal strikes, including an illegal knee which left Emmett with multiple facial fractures. Fortunately, he is healed up and ready for another battle.

Michael Johnson seems to have got over his rut of losses with two well-earned decisions over Andre Fili and Artem Lobov. Johnson has fought a who’s who of lightweight animals and felt the wrath of the ever-growing standard of UFC contenders but he is looking to regain the form that made him a top contender with wins over the likes of Edson Barboza and Dustin Poirier.

THE PREDICTION

This will be a question of which version of Michael Johnson turns up. He has all the skill and experience to put Emmett away but if he does not perform near his best he will be in for a long night.

This fight is likely to be as close as the stats suggest. They are very evenly-matched but the experience of Johnson may just help him grind out a decision.

Winner: Johnson via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric