MMA Preview – Sergei Pavlovich vs Marcelo Golm at UFC Fight Night 149

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 149? Saturday 20th April, 2019 - 16:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 149? Yubileyny Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia

What channel is UFC Fight Night 149 on? BT Sport ESPN

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 149? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 149? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Sergei Pavlovich is hoping to bounce back from his devastating debut loss to Alistair Overeem back in November. The Russian powerhouse was sitting pretty on 12 wins without a loss, earning a call up to the UFC, but received a baptism of fire when he swallowed the vicious ground-and-pound of the veteran striker.

He welcomes Marcelo Golm to Russia who is also desperate to get back to winning ways after suffering his first two career losses. After submitting Christian Colombo on his UFC debut, Golm lost two unanimous decisions to Timothy Johnson and Arjan Bhullar.

THE PREDICTION

This fight will not last long as they are two heavy-hitting knockout artists desperate for a win. Take their fight stats with a pinch of salt as Pavlovich’s stats are only based off his one-sided fight with Overeem. What is hard to miss is their combined 14 knockouts out of their 18 wins, this is what we can expect in Saint Petersburg.

Their strike defence will have to improve to stand a chance and although Golm has never been finished, the brutish power of Pavlovich is likely to hand him his first UFC win.

Winner: Pavlovich via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.