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22 May 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Neil Magny vs Craig White at UFC Fight Night 130

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 130? Sunday 27th May, 2018 - 16:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 130? Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK

What channel is UFC Fight Night 130 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 130? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 130? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Gunnar Nelson withdrew from the card due to a knee injury leaving Neil Magny without an opponent two weeks out. Step up Craig White for his UFC debut which was earned after four phenomenal performances for Cage Warriors.

He has made short work of his last four opponents with three submissions and one knockout, staying true to his reputation as an exciting finisher. White has only been to a decision once in his career and that was a loss back in 2012.

Magny should be wary of the threat of White but considering his experience of fighting the best fighters in the world for the last three years, he is fully expected to make short work himself at UFC Fight Night 130.

THE PREDICTION

Magny will feel like he can finish the fight as he pleases but it won’t be that easy. White is very experienced for his age and he doesn’t just grind out wins, he finishes fights – on the feet and on the ground.

However, Magny is in a different league compared to the fighters he has fought but there is nothing to lose and everything to gain for White which puts the pressure on Magny.

If the fight remains on the feet we should expect Magny to outclass White but if the fight goes to the ground it could be a different story. White is very tricky on the mat and is very aggressive, even off his back which does leave him open to getting submitted himself.

Although this could be closer than people expect, you have to back Magny’s experience and reach advantage to dictate the fight.

Winner: Magny via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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