MMA Preview – Paige VanZant vs Rachael Ostovich at UFC Fight Night 143

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 143? Sunday 20th January, 2019 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 143? Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

What channel is UFC Fight Night 143 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 143? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 143? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Rachael Ostovich has been on the end of some unwanted attention as her fight with Paige VanZant has been in serious jeopardy due to an attack by her husband that left her with a broken orbital bone. It is hard to imagine what she has been going through, especially prior to a fight, but against the UFC’s wishes she was adamant on remaining on the card.

VanZant is grateful, and eager to get back to winning ways after suffering her second straight loss against Jessica Rose-Clark and breaking her arm in the process. It has been a difficult recovery, but she is ready and confident of handing Ostovich her own second straight loss.

THE PREDICTION

UFC fans hope Ostovich is in a healthy state of mind and she performs to her best ability, as this is a great fight on paper. Both fighters are aggressive and very well-rounded. They are strong grapplers, but the difference is likely to come on the feet as VanZant has the technique and speed advantage.

Winner: VanZant via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.