MMA Preview – Josh Emmett vs Mirsad Bektic at UFC Fight Night 155

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 155? Saturday 13th July, 2019 - 22:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 155? Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California

What channel is UFC Fight Night 155 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 155? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 155? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Josh Emmett and Mirsad Bektic are hoping to break the top five but have very difficult assignments in front of them in what is destined to be an ultra-competitive scrap.

Emmett has fully recovered from his nasty facial injuries from a hellacious and somewhat controversial knockout courtesy of Jeremy Stephens and got back to enjoying his developed one-punch knockout power in his last fight, helping him put Michael Johnson to bed in the third round of a fight he was getting outclassed in.

There is a lot of hype behind ‘The Bosnian Bomber’ in Europe and he is desperate to live up to it and make a charge at the title. He has responded well to the sole loss of his career and shock comeback knockout against Darren Elkins with two good wins: a knockout finish over Godofredo Pepey and a split decision over Ricardo Lamas.

THE PREDICTION

Both fighters are extremely well-rounded and this fight will be fiercely competitive wherever it takes place. Bektic has the power and technique to out-grapple Emmett and control him but he can only grind his way to a win if he can avoid the knockout power in Emmett’s hands.

Winner: Bektic via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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