Date: Sunday 19th November, 3am (UK)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Venue: Qudos Bank Arena
Jesse Taylor was the first of many to drop out of this card, and in this case it was for being flagged by USADA for a potential doping violation. So, Tim ‘The Dirty Bird’ Means fills the void to take on Belal ‘Remember The Name’ Muhammad in Sydney.
The Dirty Bird gets the nod in the experience department as well as the nickname department but Muhammad is coming off two fantastic wins over Randy Brown and Jordan Mein. Means will be another impressive name on his record but the veteran is an elite striker and will be Muhammad’s toughest fight so far
The key stat highlighted in our statistical breakdown is the reach advantage of Means. This is particularly significant as his range is a crucial part of his strengths, allowing him to inflict damage from distance and avoid takedowns. Muhammad is a decent striker himself but may look to initiate the clinch as he struggles to land on the feet.
Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.