MMA Preview – Mike Trizano vs Luis Peña at UFC Fight Night 139

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 139? Sunday 11th November, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 139? Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

What channel is UFC Fight Night 139 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 139? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 139? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The main card kicks off in style between fellow Ultimate Fighter 27 contestants Mike Trizano and Luis Peña. Trizano claimed the prize after defeating Joe Giannetti in the finale. This was a close decision but Trizano looked brilliant throughout the series.

However, Peña’s hopes of winning the tournament were cut short after sustaining an injury which ruled him out after one fight. This was very unfortunate as he was one of the favourites but he was given the opportunity to fight in the finale against Richie Smullen which he dominated. So, this is an intriguing fight as Peña is looking to prove he is the unofficial winner of the series.

THE PREDICTION

Both men are unbeaten and extremely well-rounded. Although Peña has only had three professional fights, he is worthy of his place in the UFC and will look to dictate the fight against the more experienced Trizano.

The key factor in this fight will be Peña’s height and reach advantage which is embedded in his style. He throws punches and kicks from range whilst keeping a suffocating pressure. Trizano has the speed and power to stifle the flow but may look to take the fight to the ground. Take their stats with a pinch of salt as it is only based on one fight.

Winner: Peña via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.