MMA Preview – Danny Roberts vs Cláudio Silva at UFC Fight Night 147

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 147? Saturday 16th March, 2019 - 18:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 147? The O2 Arena, London

What channel is UFC Fight Night 147 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 147? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Danny Roberts walks out in front of his home fans looking for a third win in a row. After winning his first two UFC fights he met Mike Perry in a brutal exchange in which he was left lifeless after a late stoppage. He bounced back superbly with a knockout over Bobby Nash but then suffered the same fate against Nordine Taleb who finished him in the first round. ‘Hot Chocolate’ is looking to put a run together now after knocking out Oliver Enkamp and earning a rare decision in his last fight against David Zawada.

Cláudio Silva is a forgotten talent after suffering injures that have kept him out for a considerable amount of time. The Brazilian arrived to the UFC in 2014 and outpointed other Brits Brad Scott and Leon Edwards but only returned to the octagon fours years later. He proved he is still a force by submitting Taleb and is looking to do the same against Danny Roberts.

THE PREDICTION

Roberts is going to try and light Silva up on the feet early. He has a clear advantage in the striking department and has the power to knock him out. So, Silva will look for the takedown as soon as he smells danger and considering his takedown success and Roberts’ average defence he is likely to get the fight to the ground where the black belt will back himself for a submission.

Winner: Silva via Submission

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.