Football Fantasy Football Cricket Rugby League Other Sports eSportsZone Entertainment About Jobs Contact
02 Oct 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Ovince Saint Preux vs Dominick Reyes at UFC 229

Email

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC 229? Sunday 7th October, 2018 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is UFC 229? T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada

What channel is UFC 229 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC 229? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT website

Are tickets still available for UFC 229? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Dominick Reyes’ impeccable start to his UFC career has been rewarded with a huge fight against Ovince Saint Preux (OSP). Reyes arrived to the UFC at 6-0 with five finishes but there is always a question whether a fighter can step up when faced with UFC competition. He answered that question spectacularly with knockouts over Joachim Christensen and Jared Cannonier and a submission over Jeremy Kimball.

OSP is in a different class to these opponents and is also a potent finisher so this is a highly anticipated test for Reyes. OSP has been in the cage with some of the best light heavyweights in the world and this experience will make him the heavy favourite even though Reyes is unbeaten.

THE PREDICTION

Both these guys have proven their submission prowess, especially OSP, who is the only fighter in the UFC with three Von Flue chokes to his name. However, this fight is expected to remain on the feet unless damage forces the fight to the ground.

Both fighters are long but Reyes utilizes his reach more effectively as he strikes from range, and that will be the key for him. OSP has all the experience but if Reyes is patient and keeps the distance by circling he can pick shots from range to set up the killer blow and cause the upset.

Winner: Reyes via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric

Comments