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19 Sep 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Sam Alvey vs Antônio Rogério Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 137

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 137? Sunday 23rd September, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 137? Ginasio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil

What channel is UFC Fight Night 137 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 137? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 137? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

A light heavyweight showdown between two veterans. Sam Alvey has only lost two of his last nine fights and looks rejuvenated since moving up to light heavyweight and you could say Antônio Rogério Nogueira is also rejuvenated after some time off. However, almost two years away from the cage may be too much time off.

THE PREDICTION

The legendary Brazilian is going to have to shake off any ring rust as Alvey has been in good form and with less weight to cut he has even more power in his hands and at the ripe old age of 42, there are only so many strikes to the dome Nogueira can afford to eat.

This is a very tall order for Nogueira who has all the class, especially on the floor as a pioneer of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but Alvey has the speed and power to shut out his comeback.

Winner: Alvey via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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