May 10, 2024 1:02 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Alonzo Menifield vs Carlos Ulberg at UFC on ESPN 56

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When is UFC on ESPN 56? Saturday 11th May, 2024 - 22:00 (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 56? Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC on ESPN 56? Click here to buy tickets for UFC on ESPN

What channel is UFC on ESPN 56 on? TNT Sports 2

Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 56? TNT Sports subscribers can stream the fight online via the TNT Sports website and Discovery+

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!


Alonzo Menifield (15-3-1) is beginning to put everything together after that disappointing unanimous decision loss to William Knight (2021). He has gone unbeaten since knocking out Askar Mozharov (2022), Misha Cirkunov (2022) before fighting to a draw with Jimmy Crute (2023). He submitted the Aussie in the rematch five months later and is now coming off a unanimous decision over Dustin Jacoby (2023).

Carlos Ulberg (9-1) is enjoying a storming run himself. He got knocked out on his UFC debut by Kennedy Nzechukwu (2021) which inevitably caused fans to write him off. However, he has gone on to outpoint Fabio Cherant (2022), knock out Tafon Nchukwi (2022), Nicolae Negumereanu (2022) and Ihor Potieiria (2023) before submitting Da Un Jung back at UFC 293 to prove the doubters wrong.


This is a fascinating stylistic match-up. On paper, this looks like it will be an explosive striking battle. They are both extremely dangerous on the feet with ferocious knockout power however, Ulberg is the better more technical striker.

Menifield is showing that he can grapple offensively as well as defensively now and he has the ability to mix in takedowns with his nuclear bombs. However, it is hard to see him executing a well-thought-out strategy.

He has the ability to take Ulberg down, but we expect him to head hunt which will play into the Kiwi’s hands. Ulberg will be able to pick him apart with legs kicks and his jab while sniping counters when Menifield explodes.

Prediction: Ulberg via KO/TKO

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