MMA Preview – Marc-Andre Barriault vs Andrew Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 151

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 151? Saturday 4th May, 2019 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 151? Canadian Tire Centre, Ontario, Canada

What channel is UFC Fight Night 151 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 151? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 151? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

After winning The Ultimate Fighter 23, Andrew Sanchez has had mixed fortunes with a UFC record of 3-2. As a high-level wrestler, he earned a unanimous decision over Khalil Rountree to win the tournament and then outpointed Trevor Smith but suffered humbling knockouts to Anthony Smith and Ryan Janes. However, he got back to his old self against Markus Perez by earning another comfortable decision.

Marc-Andre Barriault makes his eagerly awaited entrance to the UFC and his home fans cannot wait to see him perform. Barriault arrives as the TKO MMA middleweight champion with a healthy 11-1 record and 8 knockouts to his name. He is on an eight-fight winning streak but has his biggest test ahead of him in the form of an experienced wrestler.

THE PREDICTION

The Canadian fans can’t wait to see Barriault perform and that’s not just because he is one of their own but because he is an exciting fighter. He is a knockout artist and although his technique isn’t the most finely tuned, he has the power to put anyone away.

The game plan for Sanchez will be typical; to take the Canadian down and keep him there looking for submissions and ground and pound. He will however have to be cautious as Barriault can also wrestle and if he can use these skills to avoid the takedown, Sanchez will be in for a world of trouble on the feet.

Winner: Barriault via KO/TKO