MMA Preview – Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Michelle Waterson 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

Karolina Kowalkiewicz is looking to brush herself off after suffering one of the most brutal knockouts in strawweight history. One-punch knockouts are rare in the division but last September, she was flatlined by a Jessica Andrade bomb. Now, she needs to get past another top contender in the hope of starting another run for the title.

Michelle Waterson looks back to her best after losing to Rose Namajunas and Tecia Torres. She went on to earn decisions over Cortney Casey and Felice Herrig and is determined to continue her own run for gold and become the first Mum to win a coveted UFC belt.

THE PREDICTION

This fight will be a showcase of talent. Kowalkiewicz is a phenomenal striker from a Muay Thai background and Waterson is also an experienced and dynamic striker with a Karate background.

It will be an even contest on the feet but the difference may come in Waterson’s grappling. She is a strong wrestler with a slick submission game and will be wise to avoid Kowalkiewicz’s strengths by getting her to the ground and keeping her there. Whatever happens, it will be a close fight where the judges are likely to be called upon.

Winner: Waterson via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric