MMA Preview – Jussier Formiga vs Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC Fight Night 148

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 148? Sunday 24th March, 2019 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 148? Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

What channel is UFC Fight Night 148 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 148? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The #1 ranked flyweight contender is gunning for a shot at Henry Cejudo’s belt and avenge his loss to him back in 2015. However, a title shot is far from a certainty as the only people who seem interested in the division are the flyweights themselves, which is unfortunate as there are some hugely talented fighters floating around. Formiga is looking for a fourth win in a row to stake a claim for that title shot.

Formiga has a huge task in the shape of Deiveson Figueredo, who is unbeaten and blazing through the division. He has impressively won all four of his UFC fights – none more so than his last two where he knocked out established fighters Joseph Morales and John Moraga.

THE PREDICTION

This is a fanatastic match-up between two of the most in-form flyweights. The experienced Formiga is one of the best grapplers in the division as a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo which has given his ten submission wins.

Then, we have Figueiredo who is a ferocious striker and yet to taste significant adversity. He can also grapple but not quite on the level of Formiga so it will be a case Figueiredo trying to keep the fight on the feet and Formiga attempting to take the fight to the floor.

If Formiga can time his takedowns to avoid the knockout power of Figueiredo, he can control the fight but he will need a perfect performance to find a finish.

Winner: Formiga via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.