MMA Preview – Misha Cirkunov vs Patrick Cummins at UFC Fight Night 138

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 138? Sunday 28th October, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 138? Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

What channel is UFC Fight Night 138 on? BT Sport 3

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 138? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 138? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Another 205 lb showdown in Canada takes place between Misha Cirkunov and Patrick Cummins. These thick light heavyweights are desperate for a win as Cummins is coming off a loss to Corey Anderson and Cirkunov is coming off two losses to Glover Teixeira and Volkan Oezdemir. They both have tremendous power but their strengths lie in their grappling which makes this a fascinating match-up.

THE PREDICTION

They will try and test each other on the feet at first but will waste no time in trying to take the fight to the ground. Cummins is a NCAA Division 1 wrestler and Cirkunov is a gold medallist in Submission Wrestling with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which may just be the key difference in quality.

When two fighters have a high and similar skillset, it is common for strengths to cancel each other out and we may end up seeing a less convincing stand-up battle but let’s hope we see a grappling contest where Cirkunov will have the confidence of edging out Cummins on home soil.

Winner: Cirkunov via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.