MMA Preview – Alexander Hernandez vs Drew Dober at UFC Fight Night 171

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 171? Thursday 14th May, 2020 - 00:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 171? VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

What channel is UFC Fight Night 171 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 171? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 171? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two exceptional talents in the lightweight division look to build more momentum as Alexander Hernandez and Drew Dober look to make a dent in the stacked rankings.

After Hernandez’ slap or kick of reality back in January last year, he has bounced back into the win column with a hard-fought decision win over tough veteran Francisco Trinaldo. Hernandez had a reason to be cocky as he was riding an eight-fight winning streak but Donald Cerrone gave him a taste of the big time with a ruthless finish, and this will have been a steep learning curve.

Dober is only 31 but been around for a hot minute as he makes his 15th UFC appearance. Dober has looked sensational of late and after Beneil Dariush snapped his three-fight winning streak with a submission, Dober has proceeded to knock out his next two opponents – Marco Polo Reyes and Nasrat Haqparast.

THE PREDICTION

On paper, this is a very even contest between two dark horses in the division as they are both very well-rounded and explosive fighters. They are both strong grapplers but this could come down to who has the most output.

Winner: Hernandez via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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