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12 Feb 2019 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Alex Caceres vs Kron Gracie at UFC on ESPN 1

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC on ESPN 1? Monday 18th February, 2019 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 1? Talking Stick Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

What channel is UFC on ESPN 1? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 1? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT website

Are tickets still available for UFC on ESPN 1? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Kron Gracie makes his UFC debut and although he hasn’t had an MMA fight in over two years, he arrives with a lot of hype. As a member of the Gracie family, it is no surprise he is an incredibly accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and he has generated the hype by successfully transferring these skills over to MMA, winning all four of his fights via submission.

Welcoming him back to MMA and the UFC is Alex Caceres. He is a very talented fighter but has struggled in the top flight with a UFC record of 9-9 (1). However, he is coming off a narrow decision win over Martin Bravo and is hoping to gain some momentum

THE PREDICTION

It seems the UFC want to build Gracie as this is a very kind match-up for him. Caceres is a well-known name and exciting fighter but he has a weakness in his grappling, highlighted by six submission losses.

Great news for a decorated Gracie who only needs to get the fight to the floor once so if Careres’ takedown defence is not immaculate, he will be in trouble. ‘Bruce Leroy’ is a different class on the feet but with a takedown defence of only 59.6%, he may be receiving a lesson from Gracie.

Winner: Gracie via Submission

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