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13 Mar 2018 by TSZ

MMA Preview – Leon Edwards vs Peter Sobotta at UFC Fight Night 127

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 127? Saturday 17th March, 2018 – 21:00 (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 127? The O2 Arena, London, England

What channel is UFC Fight Night 127 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 127? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 127? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Leon Edwards may not be in the welterweight spotlight at the moment but the British fans know exactly what he is capable of and at only 26 years old, he as all the potential to be competing at championship level in the near future.

Already a UFC veteran with eight fights, he has only lost one of his last seven which was to Kamaru Usman which did not really damage his stock as Usman is beating and out-grappling everybody at the moment. Edwards has responded with four straight wins and now meets Peter Sobotta who is coming off two superb wins of his own; most impressive of which was his TKO of Ben Saunders in his last fight, ending a dominant performance with a hellacious knee.

THE PREDICTION

They are both in the best form of their lives and although Edwards was nearly put away against Bryan Barberena in his last fight, he displayed tremendous heart and courage to come back and steal the win.

They are both great grapplers with Edwards edging the wrestling and Sobotta edging the submission game and their preferences are illustrated by the takedown average stats. However, with the respect of each other’s strengths we may see a lot of this bout fought on the feet.

Winner: Edwards via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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