MMA Preview – Walt Harris vs Sergey Spivak at UFC Fight Night 151

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 151? Saturday 4th May, 2019 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 151? Canadian Tire Centre, Ontario, Canada

What channel is UFC Fight Night 151 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 151? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 151? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Walt Harris should be coming off the biggest win of his career, but he failed a post-fight drugs test. After earning a split decision over legend Andrei Arlovski at UFC 232, Harris tested positive for a banned substance and it is likely that this was from a tainted supplement so he was only banned for four months. He is now back and ready to pick up where he left off.

He welcomes Sergey Spivak for his UFC debut who is yet to taste defeat after nine fights. Like Harris, Spivak prefers to deal in finishes, with four knockouts and five submissions, and the World Warriors Fighting Championship heavyweight champion hopes to carve his way into the UFC division that could do with some more contenders.

THE PREDICTION

Don’t expect this to go to the bell, as these powerhouses need little opportunity to get the finish. Although this is Spivak’s debut, Harris cannot take him too lightly. He has heavy hands but he is not just a boxer, with thunderous knees and kicks.

Harris’ biggest danger will be if the fight goes to the floor as Spivak has destructive ground and pound as well as having the submission skills to end the fight. The Ukrainian has hardly been tested in his young career but this could be his undoing.

Harris has had nine UFC fights and been in the cage with the likes of Fabricio Werdum and Arlovski, whom he beat, and this experience should help him avoid any danger to serve up his 12th win, and knockout, of his career.

Winner: Harris via KO/TKO