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13 Nov 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Cynthia Calvillo vs Poliana Botelho at UFC Fight Night 140

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 140? Sunday 18th November, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 140? Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss, Buenos Aires, Argentina

What channel is UFC Fight Night 140 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 140? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 140? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

We have a fantastic start to the main card in Argentina in the shape of Cynthia Calvillo and Poliana Botelho. Both ladies are huge prospects and the fact they are unranked proves just how stacked the women’s strawweight division is right now.

They are both incredible athletes with only one loss on their records, evolving drastically between every fight. Calvillo is coming off her first loss which was a close decision to former champion Carla Esparza and Botelho is on a five-fight winning streak with a decision and TKO in her first two UFC fights.

THE PREDICTION

They are both well-rounded with Calvillo being the stronger grappler and Botelho possessing better stand-up skills as a black belt in Muay Thai. If this fight stays on the feet, you have to back the Brazilian who has the skills, speed and power to smoke any strawweight but Calvillo has been moulded at Team Alpha Male where she has trained specifically for MMA wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Calvillo is a very strong grappler and Botelho is ferocious on the feet so this fight will all come down to the takedown defence of Botelho which has not been tested as much as it will at UFC Fight Night 140.

Winner: Calvillo via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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