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17 Jul 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Danny Roberts vs David Zawada at UFC Fight Night 134

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 134? Sunday 22nd July, 2018 - 18:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 134? Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany

What channel is UFC Fight Night 134 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 134? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 134? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Fight Night 134 has been laden with drop-outs with Alan Jouban being the latest casualty. However, his neck injury has given David Zawada a dream opportunity for his UFC debut on home soil.

Although he is a late replacement he will be a problem for Danny Roberts. He has won his last five fights and is a devastating striker with 11 knockouts in his 16 wins. The Englishman has a similar record but has the priceless experience of six UFC fights. He is 4-2 in the UFC and is coming off a spectacular knockout finish over Oliver Enkamp.

THE PREDICTION

Zawada hasn’t had long to prepare so will surely stick to what he is best at and keep the fight standing. He will look to unsettle Roberts early with his usual forward pressing and aggressive style.

As a terrific Boxer, Roberts will welcome this approach and counter-punch with venom. Like Zawada, he has genuine knockout power and will be very confident of finding his chin – especially if Zawada attempts to recklessly walk him down in attempts to close the distance.

Roberts has to be very careful and respect the talents of Zawada. He has stepped up on late notice and he is making his debut in front of his home fans so really has nothing to lose. The German only needs a slight mistake to land his power shots and will be very dangerous.

So, an upset is more than likely but Roberts surely has too much class and is too well-rounded to slip up.

Winner: Roberts via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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