MMA Preview – Li Jingliang vs Daichi Abe at UFC Fight Night 132

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 132? Saturday 23rd June, 2018 - 13:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 132? Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore

What channel is UFC Fight Night 132 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 132? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 132? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The main card in Singapore kicks off in style with Li Jingliang and Daichi Abe. They are fully expected to throw down as both are looking to bounce back from a loss; Jingliang suffered his first loss in five fights which came via a decision to Jake Matthews whereas Abe suffered the first loss of his career against Luke Jumeau which was also a decision.

They both have very promising careers ahead of them and are big stars in their respective nations with very exciting styles. So, it will be intriguing to see how they perform at UFC Fight Night 132 on the back of a loss.

THE PREDICTION

They are both expected to come out aggressive and land early. Their predatory instincts have earned them huge success and they will both back their power to finish the fight. That said, they both have strong chins and are hard to put away so effective movement will be key to wear each other down.

This is Abe’s biggest fight of his career and if he takes home the win it is likely to be with a KO/TKO. However, Jingliang has priceless experience of nine UFC fights and has more tools with a dangerous submission game so has to be the favourite.

Winner: Jingliang via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.