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19 Feb 2019 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Liz Carmouche vs Lucie Pudilová at UFC Fight Night 145

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 145? Saturday 23rd February, 2019 - 17:30 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 145? O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

What channel is UFC Fight Night 145 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 145? 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 145? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The only Czechoslovakian on the UFC Fight Night 145 card is Lucie Pudilová who steps back down to flyweight to take on the veteran Liz Carmouche.

Pudilová can’t wait to fight in front of her home fans and showcase her skills on the first UFC event in the Czech Republic. She is coming off a loss to Irene Aldana which was a thrilling fight going to a split decision but she is fully expected to be a force down at flyweight.

However, she has a very tough match-up in the shape of Carmouche who made her professional debut all the way in 2010 and has racked up eight UFC fights. Although she has lost four of her UFC fights, she is also a natural bantamweight and was one of the strongest fighters competing in that division. She narrowly lost her flyweight debut to Alexis Davis but bounced back with a dominant decision over Jennifer Maia.

THE PREDICTION

Pudilová is expected to be a real threat in this division as an exceptional striker with a tall frame and is only 24. However, this is a bad match-up for her as Carmouche has the strength and ability to take her down and keep her there.

If Pudilová can avoid the takedown she will pepper Carmouche on the feet but the veteran is a beast grappler and when she gets her hands on the youngster she will punish her in front of her home fans.

Winner: Carmouche via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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