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31 Jul 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Cub Swanson vs Renato Moicano at UFC 227

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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

The main card in Los Angeles kicks off with thorough fan-favourite, Cub Swanson and rising star, Renato Moicano. This will be Swanson’s 16th UFC fight and although he is coming off two losses, he is still one of the best in the featherweight division and is adamant in derailing Moicano who has only one loss to his name.

This loss came to Brian Ortega via submission which highlights just how good Ortega is as Moicano is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wizard. Ortega also strangled Swanson who then went on to get outpointed by Frankie Edgar.

They are at very different stages of their career but are battling out with some of the best in the division and a win at UFC 227 is likely to set up another fight with a top five opponent.


THE PREDICTION

We know what to expect from Swanson. He is going to come out frothing with energy and throw as hard and as often as possible in his usual unorthodox style. He will look to overwhelm the Brazilian with a high output and grind him down minute by minute.

On paper, you would think Moicano has to get the fight to the mat but Swanson has a very underrated ground game and likes to attack from his back. Although Moicano has not won a fight via knockout he is a dangerous and talented striker and he may just decide to stand and trade with the veteran.

As unpredictable and nasty Swanson is on the feet – he is prone to taking damage and Moicano will look to capitalize on that and if he can defend the wild onslaught, he can grind out a victory.

Winner: Moicano via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric

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