MMA Preview – Mike Perry vs Max Griffin at UFC on Fox 28

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC on Fox 28? Saturday 24th February, 2018 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on Fox 28? Amway Center, Orlando, Florida (US)

What channel is UFC on Fox 28 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC on Fox 28? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC on Fox 28? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

After blazing onto the UFC scene back in 2016, Mike Perry has promised so much but has fallen short in the big fights. His character and skillset make him impossible to ignore – he is charismatic and a true fighter who loves nothing more than to throw down with violence and he has done so with success. In his 13 fights, he has 11 wins all via knockout but his electrifying runs have been halted by tactical opponents.

His first career loss came to Alan Jouban in his third UFC fight and he was also outpointed in his last outing against Santiago Ponzinibbio. Desperate to get back to the octagon as quickly as possible, he has accepted this fight with Max Griffin who is also coming off a loss. Griffin is another hugely talented striker and, excitingly for the fans, will be willing to engage with the brawler. Griffin is 1-2 in the UFC with losses to Colby Covington and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and a great TKO win over Erick Montano but he only fought once last year so hopes a big win over Perry will kick start a consistent UFC run.

THE PREDICTION

These guys are well-rounded but are most comfortable standing in the pocket, exchanging angry leather in pursuit of a quick knockout. The results of these intentions are highlighted in the breakdown with a staggering 18 knockouts between them.

This fight may not last for long with an early stand-up trade but Perry’s ferociousness and granite chin make him the favourite. The effectiveness of their striking is the key to victory and Griffin could easily land that killer strike himself or even take the fight to the ground but the motivation of Perry from that disappointing loss that went to a decision in his last fight will spark a venomous fire that could burn right through Griffin on the night.

Winner: Perry via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.