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13 Dec 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Rob Font vs Sergio Pettis at UFC on Fox 31

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC on Fox 31? Sunday 16th December, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on Fox 31? Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What channel is UFC on Fox 31 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC on Fox 31? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC on Fox 31? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Rumours of the UFC eradicating the men’s flyweight division continue as Sergio Pettis moves up a division as the number 2 ranked flyweight. He has lost two of his last three – losing to Henry Cejudo, winning against Joseph Benavidez and then losing to Jussier Formiga – but the opportunity has come for him to fight in his home city and it will be intriguing to see how he performs with less weight to cut.

He takes on Rob Font who has also lost two of his last three so another loss for either man will be a big setback. Font lost to Pedro Munhoz, responded with a great knockout against top prospect Thomas Almeida, but then lost to Raphael Assuncao.

THE PREDICTION

Both men are extremely well-rounded but Font is the more natural finisher. He has finished his last seven wins whereas Pettis has gone to a decision in his last eight wins. Expect the majority of the fight to take place on the feet and if it does it will be fought at a very fast pace.

They are both incredibly quick on the feet with constant outputs so the exchange will be very exciting. Pettis will be more energised at bantamweight and will be a threat until the final bell but the extra size and power of the former featherweight should allow him to inflict more damage and be too much for Pettis.

Winner: Font via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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