MMA Preview – Krzysztof Jotko vs Alen Amedovski at UFC Fight Night 149

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 149? Saturday 20th April, 2019 - 16:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 149? Yubileyny Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia

What channel is UFC Fight Night 149 on? BT Sport ESPN

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 149? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 149? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Krzysztof Jotko is on a skid and travels to Saint Petersburg fighting for his UFC career. The Pole has lost three in a row which has dented his impressive record. Jotko only lost once in 20 fights before his recent dip and that included seven UFC fights. Looking like a real prospect in the middleweight division, he met David Branch and just missed out on a split decision and then went on to get knocked out by Uriah Hall and Brad Tavares.

Alen Amedovski steps up for his UFC debut to pour more misery on Jotko. The Macedonian is 8-0 having knocked out all of his victims. After winning his two Bellator fights he got the UFC call up and, although he is up against a fighter with three losses on the bounce, Jotko will be his toughest fight to date.

THE PREDICTION

The game plan for Amedovski will be clear and that will be to hunt the chin but he will need a strategy instead of simply relying on his brute force. A knockout is very likely but knowing his UFC career is in the balance, Jotko will approach this carefully to nullify the strengths of the debutant.

He has all the skills to finish the fight but Jotko is likely to call upon his grappling to grind a decision.

Winner: Jotko via Decision