ALAN PATRICK VS MASON JONES FACTS
When is UFC Vegas 28? Saturday 5th June, 2021 -22:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Vegas 28? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
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What channel is UFC Vegas 28 on? BT Sport 2
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ALAN PATRICK VS MASON JONES LOWDOWN
Alan Patrick (15-3) is 5-3 in the UFC, but he has been handed some very tough fights. The first loss of his career was to Mairbek Taisumov who knocked him out back in 2015. He went on to rack up three impressive unanimous decisions over Demian Brown, Stevie Ray and Damir Hadzovic but then got paired with Scott Holtzman and Bobby Green. Holtzman finished him again with some murderous elbows on the ground and Green earnt a unanimous decision, so Patrick is now without a win since 2018.
Mason Jones (10-1) made his long-awaited debut back in January after going 10 fights unbeaten and tearing up the Cage Warriors scene and becoming the lightweight and welterweight double champion. However, the bubble was popped by Mike Davis who won the unanimous decision. It was a setback for Jones, but this is a great opportunity to remind everyone of his talent.
ALAN PATRICK VS MASON JONES PREDICTION
Jones is the heavy favourite here with Patrick coming off two losses and not getting any younger at 37 years of age. They match up very similarly physically and they are both very well-rounded.
Patrick is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with decent striking and Jones is a terrific striker and solid grappler. We should see all their skills to be on display here but expect Patrick to rely more on his grappling and for Jones to do most his work on the feet.
If Patrick cannot secure a takedown, you have to back Jones all day who will keep up a ferocious pace on the feet. Patrick will throw some flare with spinning attacks, but Jones should have his number in the exchanges with relentless pressure and if the fight does go to the ground, do not be surprised if Jones finds top position and rains down the punches.
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