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20 Feb 2018 by TSZ

MMA Preview – Jessica Andrade vs Tecia Torres at UFC on Fox 28

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC on Fox 28? Saturday 24th February, 2018 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on Fox 28? Amway Center, Orlando, Florida (US)

What channel is UFC on Fox 28 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC on Fox 28? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC on Fox 28? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two young and very talented young women grace the co-main event in the shape of Jessica Andrade and Tecia Torres, with the winner on course for a shot at the victor of the rematch between Rose Namajunas and Joannna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 223.

Andrade is an absolute powerhouse who predatorily hunts the finish with an onslaught of wild strikes and takedowns. Contrastingly, Torres relies on immaculate technique and movement from an array of skills including Karate, Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She only has one loss to her name and has bossed her way to nine unanimous decisions with one submission.

These ladies represent the elite of the division and the contrast in styles should provide an intriguing contest especially as they are carrying confidence off the back of great decision wins – Andrade over top contender Claudia Gadelha and Torres over Michelle Waterson.

THE PREDICTION

It is so hard to bet against Torres but Andrade is coming off the most impressive win of her career against Claudia Gadelha. She is also a beast and after fighting at 135 lbs she will have a huge power advantage. Her wild hands can cause a lot of damage which will set up takedowns but that is if she can get near ‘the Tiny Tornado’ who has the movement and speed to easily squeak out another decision.

That said, Andrade’s power and aggression may just be enough to overwhelm Torres, especially on the ground which is why her takedown average is highlighted in the breakdown. The significant strikes landed per minute is also a key stat with both fighters boasting very high numbers.

Torres is an expert in outpointing her opponents but the Brazilian does not care for points. She will look to dismantle Torres with an incredibly high output herself which could lead to a finish or control over the three rounds.

Winner: Andrade via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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