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04 Mar 2019 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs Curtis Millender at UFC Fight Night 146

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 146? Saturday 9th March, 2019 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 146? Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas

What channel is UFC Fight Night 146 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 146? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

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Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 146? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos is flying in under the radar in the stacked welterweight division but that will begin to change if he keeps winning in spectacular fashion. After losing his UFC debut he has strung six wins together including two sensational knockouts in his last two fights against Sean Strickland and Luigi Vendramini.

Curtis Millender is rising up the ranks in similar fashion with a nine-fight winning streak. He has had three UFC fights which were very tough match-ups to start a UFC career. He knocked out veteran, Thiago Alves and then went on to earn two unanimous decisions against Max Griffin and Siyar Bahadurzada.

THE PREDICTION

These two exciting talents are fully expected to put on a show. They are both phenomenal eight-limbed strikers with knockout power. A key factor in this fight will be Millender’s size, with a significant height and reach advantage. He is a big welterweight and needs to utilize his attributes to win the exchanges.

However, the Brazilian is a unique striker who grew up training Capoeira which he uses to dramatic effect. His style will be crucial to closing the distance and if he can avoid the power strikes of Millender, in particular the right high kick from range, dos Santos’ movement and kicks could make all the difference.

Winner: Zaleski dos Santos via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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