MMA Preview – Nasrat Haqparast vs Marc Diakiese at UFC Fight Night 134

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 134? Sunday 22nd July, 2018 - 18:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 134? Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany

What channel is UFC Fight Night 134 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 134? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 134? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

This is one thrilling match-up to kick off the main card in Hamburg. Nasrat Haqparast and Marc ‘Bonecrusher’ Diakiese are two electrifying fighters and strikers who are rarely involved in a boring fight.

Haqparast lost his debut fight at UFC Fight Night 118 where Marcin Held did an excellent job in subduing his striking threat but we can’t forget he arrived to the UFC with eight straight knockouts so Diakiese is going to have his hands full.

The Bonecrusher is one of the most exciting British talents right now and is a human highlight reel. He possesses spectacular spinning techniques as well as a powerful grappling game. He has a crazy amount of potential but has stuttered in his last two fights, losing to Drakkar Klose and Dan Hooker.

THE PREDICTION

Although they are both coming off losses, it is hard to see this fight being anything other than exciting. They are two aggressive strikers with dazzling technique so we expect the fans to be on the edge of their seats from the bell.

Naqparast’s stats are only based on one UFC fight but they are very evenly matched. However, Diakiese’s wrestling is underrated and will be a very valuable weapon against the German. Mixing takedowns and level-changes with his explosive striking may just give him the edge and a very valuable win.

Winner: Diakiese via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.