MMA Preview – Polyana Viana vs JJ Aldrich at UFC 227

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC 227? Sunday 5th August, 2018 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is UFC 227? Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

What channel is UFC 227 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC 227? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT website

Are tickets still available for UFC 227? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets


THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Polyana Viana is one of Brazil’s top female prospects and her fans can’t wait to see her perform at UFC 227. She has only lost one fight in her career and looked exceptional in her UFC debut back in February. She completely dominated Maia Stevenson on the ground putting on a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu clinic.

JJ Aldrich will be the toughest fight of her career so far and although she is only 6-2, she is a huge threat with great cardio and outstanding striking from a Taekwondo base. She is also really picking up momentum at them moment and coming off two well-earned decisions to Chan-Mi Jeon and Danielle Taylor.


THE PREDICTION

Viana is going to look to get the fight to the ground and Aldrich is going to attempt to keep the Brazilian at a distance by peppering her on the feet. However, this isn’t a classic grappler vs striker match-up as Aldrich’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu evolves every time she fights and Viana’s striking credentials speaks for themselves with four knockouts.

Viana is desperate to prove the hype is real and although her stats are inflated as she has only had one UFC fight - she is one of the best finishers in the division and it is hard not to back her in this one.

Winner: Viana via Submission

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric