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04 Apr 2018 by TSZ

MMA Preview – Renato Moicano vs Calvin Kattar at UFC 223

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC 223? Sunday 8th April, 2018 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is UFC 223? Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

What channel is UFC 223 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC 223? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT website

Are tickets still available for UFC 223? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two rising stars are looking to throw their hats into the featherweight title ring at UFC 223. Renato Moicano and Calvin Kattar have amassed an incredible combined 29-3 record and with another win in Brooklyn, they will propel themselves towards the top of the rankings.

Moicano suffered his first career loss back in July 2017 which was to Brian Ortega who has steamrolled his way to a title of shot of his own. Already testing himself against the best of the division in Ortega and Jeremy Stephens who he beat, the young Brazilian faces another stern test in attempts to bounce back against one of the most in-form fighters in the division.

Kattar is enjoying the ride of a 10-fight win streak with two UFC wins over Shane Burgos and Andre Fili to boost his stock.

THE PREDICTION

A decision would be a safe bet if it wasn’t for Kattar’s brutal knockout finish of Burgos in his last fight. He lived up to his nickname of the ‘Boston Finisher’ with his first finish in nine fights. Although Moicano is coming off a loss, this will be a closely contested battle with skill levels worthy of a place on this stacked main card.

The output of these guys will lay out the route to victory which are both their strengths with an incredibly high number of strikes thrown per minute. They will both look to break each other down with a constant debilitating flow of strikes which is likely to last until the bell. Cardio will play a huge factor.

Winner: Kattar via Decision

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