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31 May 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Walt Harris vs Daniel Spitz at UFC Fight Night 131

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 131? Saturday 2nd June, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 131? Adirondack Bank Center, Utica, New York

What channel is UFC Fight Night 131 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 131? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 131? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Daniel Spitz is a real heavyweight prospect making his third UFC appearance. He lost his debut against Mark Godbeer but bounced back by ending Anthony Hamilton in just 24 seconds, overwhelming him with heavy punches on the ground.

Standing at 6’7”, he is strong, powerful and uses his range to cause damage but he is also athletic. He moves very well for a big man and has all the tools to give Walt Harris some serious problems.

UFC veteran Harris is coming off two losses but they are not a good reflection of his form. He lost to Fabricio Werdum but stepped in at late notice to save the card and was disqualified against Godbeer due to illegal strikes after the referee paused the fight.

THE PREDICTION

This is Spitz’ toughest test so far in his career and considering the size and finishing ability of both men, the fight can end due to the slightest mistake and Harris’ knockout threat is clear, finishing every win with his hands.

Spitz has more tools but has to avoid the power punches of Harris so his reach and movement will be crucial. Spitz has the edge on the mat with a skilled Jiu-Jitsu game along with good conditioning so as long as he can defend the Harris onslaught, he will have enough in the locker to take home the win.

Winner: Spitz via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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