MMA Preview – Julio Arce vs Daniel Teymur at UFC Fight Night 131

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 131? Saturday 2nd June, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 131? Adirondack Bank Center, Utica, New York

What channel is UFC Fight Night 131 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 131? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 131? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two electrifying strikers in the featherweight division will look to thrown down which could easily be a contender for the fight of the night. Both fighters are heavily experienced for their age and champions in their field.

Julio Arce, hailing from a Kickboxing and Boxing background, is in superb form - winning his last six and after making a huge statement with a knockout on ‘Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series’, he went on to win his UFC debut with a unanimous decision over Dan Ige.

Daniel Teymur – the elder brother of David who is also on the card, blazed on to the MMA scene as an accomplished striker. With championships in Muay Thai and Kickboxing, he effortlessly transferred these skills over with three knockouts from his six wins but he has also showcased his grappling skills with three submissions.

THE PREDICTION

This should be an exciting stand-up battle fought at a ferocious pace as they both prefer to keep the fight standing and deploy elite striking skills.

Contrary to the stats (which you should take with a pinch of salt as they have only had one UFC fight each), Arce is more than capable of a takedown and if he has struggles with Teymur on the feet, he may force the fight to the ground and grind out the win.

These guys are very evenly matched and it is hard to pick a winner with any result possible. Knockouts obviously come natural to them but their stand-up skills could easily cancel each other out and force a decision.

Winner: Arce via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.