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15 May 2018 by HUGZ

MMA Preview – Jared Cannonier vs Dominick Reyes 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

Two heavy sluggers are looking to light up Santiago when Jared Cannonier takes on the unbeaten Dominick Reyes, which on paper, should produce fireworks. They are both natural finishers – whether that be rendering their opponents unconscious from the feet or on the ground.

Although Cannonier is 2-2 as a light heavyweight in the UFC, he looks more at home in the division after dropping down from heavyweight. These losses came via decisions at the hands of top contenders Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira so don’t doubt his pedigree.

Reyes has looked electrifying throughout his career. He is rangy and very powerful with the technique to match with five knockouts and two submissions out of his eight wins.

THE PREDICTION

Two confident knockout artists should produce a very intense battle, with Cannonier desperate to keep the fight standing and showcase his heavyweight power. However, Reyes is extremely dangerous in all areas. He is a devastating striker which is complimented by exceptional grappling and has proven he can finish the fight anywhere.

This fight is unlikely to go the distance as they both have the power and skills to end the fight at any moment. Reyes has to be wary of Cannonier’s power and will not have a reach advantage but may just have too many weapons in his arsenal to be outclassed on the night.

Another impressive performance from Reyes could pave the way for a much-needed new star in the light heavyweight division.

Winner: Reyes via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.