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04 Apr 2018 by TSZ

MMA Preview – Al Iaquinta vs Paul Felder at UFC 223

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC 223? Sunday 8th April, 2018 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is UFC 223? Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

What channel is UFC 223 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC 223? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT website

Are tickets still available for UFC 223? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

This could easily be the ‘Fight of the Night’, which is a big claim considering the talent on this card. These two natural fighters are as skilled as they are exciting and they tend to put on electrifying shows which have made them thorough fan-favourites.

They also arrive to New York in good form. Although Felder is now showing off his talents on the mic – calling UFC fights, we can’t forget his talents inside the cage coming off three devastating knockout wins against stellar competition.

The brash and entertaining Iaquinta is coming off five straight wins of his own, finishing all but one via knockout. He has only fought once in nearly three years but it was like he had never been away when he made Diego Sanchez his seventh knockout back in April 2017.

THE PREDICTION

This is going to be an intense battle with both fighters possessing frightening finishing ability. Neither of them ever give an inch or back down from violence – they are stubborn in hunting the finish which makes a decision unlikely. They are both decent grapplers but we should expect a technical war on the feet in which Felder’s size and power advantage may just enable that killer blow.

Winner: Felder via KO/TKO

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