MMA Preview – Karl Roberson vs Jack Marshman at UFC 230

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC 230? Sunday 4th November, 2018 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is UFC 230? Madison Square Garden, New York

What channel is UFC 230 on? BT Sport 3

Where can I stream UFC 230? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT website

Are tickets still available for UFC 230? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The hype train of Karl Roberson was briefly derailed after getting choked unconscious by Cezar Ferreira in his last outing. He arrived at the UFC at 6-0 on the back on a brutal 15 second knockout over Ryan Spann on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. He is looking to get back on a winning track against Jack Marshman who cannot wait to perform at Madison Square Garden.

The Welshman is also coming off a loss, losing two of his last three. Although these were against two of the toughest fighters in the division – Thiago Santos and Antonio Carlos Junior.

THE PREDICTION

These guys are both extremely dangerous and natural finishers. Marshman in particular has ferocious power in his hands as well as a wealth of experience so he will look to feel Roberson out on the feet, respecting his offence while looking for openings.

Although Roberson only has seven professional MMA fights to his name, he is a mature and well-rounded fighter. He is also explosive on the feet and will be confident of trading with the Welsh slugger and although he got dominated in the grappling department against Ferreira, he is no slouch on the ground.

Roberson’s Wrestling advantage may be the deciding factor in earning his first decision but he will have to resist the urge to trade bombs with Marshman.

Winner: Roberson via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric