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15 May 2018 by TSZ

MMA Preview – Diego Rivas vs Guido Cannetti at UFC Fight Night 129

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 129? Sunday 20nd May, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 129? Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile

What channel is UFC Fight Night 129 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 129? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC on Fox 29? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Diego Rivas is thrilled to be fighting on home turf and would love nothing more than a win to not only bounce back from the first loss of his career but also a successful battle with testicular cancer. He welcomes Guido Cannetti who makes the short trip from Argentina and is also looking to bounce back from a loss and pick up a second UFC win.

Rivas amassed an impressive seven wins with five finishes before losing out on a decision to Jose Alberto Quinonez back in August. Cannetti, who despite making his professional debut back in 2007, has only had ten fights and is hoping to boost his UFC record to 2-2.

THE PREDICTION

All of Cannetti’s losses have come via submissions which will whet the appetite of Rivas who takes pride in his improving Jiu-Jitsu. That said, Cannetti will look for that takedown as usual to control the fight but will have to be wary of the submission threat.

This fight could easily be won in the grappling exchanges but you have to back the youth and motivation of Rivas fighting in Chile.

Winner: Rivas via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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