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27 May 2019 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Makwan Amirkhani vs Chris Fishgold at UFC Fight Night 153

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 153? Saturday 1st June, 2019 - 16:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 153? Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden

What channel is UFC Fight Night 153 on? BT Sport 3

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 153? 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 153? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two bright European and charismatic prospects square-off in Stockholm with Makwan Amirkhani and Chris Fishgold eyeing up a win to catapult them towards the top 15.

‘Mr Finland’ Amirkhani suffered his first loss in the UFC back in March 2017 in a close split decision against Arnold Allen but responded well in another close fight against Jason Knight, earning a split decision of his own. Now he is hungry to gain some momentum but needs to fight more regularly than once a year.

Fishgold has also has only fought once a year since 2016 but after racking up seven wins in a row, he earned the UFC call-up. He was handed a tough fight for his debut against Calvin Kattar who made light work of the Englishman, knocking him out in the first round. However, he responded with a vintage submission finish over Daniel Teymur in his last fight.

THE PREDICTION

Amirkhani is a national champion wrestler and Fishgold is a Jiu-Jitsu wizard so it will be fascinating to see this scrapped out on the ground. However, we are likely to see a lot of striking as they respect each other's skills.

This is where Fishgold has the edge. He is a powerful and aggressive striker and Amirkhani should have too much class to prevent a finish but Fishgold’s output will help him sway the judges.

Winner: Fishgold via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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