MMA Preview – Anderson dos Santos vs Miles Johns at UFC Vegas 31

ANDERSON DOS SANTOS VS MILES JOHNS FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 31? Sunday 18th July, 2021 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 31? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 31? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events

What channel is UFC Vegas 31 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 31? 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+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!

ANDERSON DOS SANTOS VS MILES JOHNS LOWDOWN

Anderson dos Santos bounced back followed two defeats in a row with a submission victory over Martin Day back in November so he comes into this bout with confidence. The submission specialist went back to basics as he won via guillotine choke and he will be looking to follow that up against Johns here.

Only three of Johns’ professional MMA wins have come via knockout but he will take great heart from the knockout win over Kevin Natividad in his last fight. The Kansas native brings an 11-1 record into this bout and barring the only loss of his career which came at UFC 247 against Mario Bautista and his flying knee, Johns is doing well since progressing through Dana White’s Contender Series back in 2019.

ANDERSON DOS SANTOS VS MILES JOHNS PREDICTION

This matchup between Miles Johns and Anderson dos Santos represents an intriguing battle with both fighters looking to build on victory last time out. Neither fighter has been in the UFC for long but it ids Anderson dos Santos who possess the far greater experience. That said, the level of quality in terms of opponents fought is not that different and it is Johns who has the greater momentum. Dos Santos has a 21-8 record versus Johns’ 11-1 and the 27-year-old American will be confident of extending his strong run of form. Neither fighter possess much in the way of firepower so a decision on the scorecards appears most likely. Johns is marginally favoured in that department and Dos Santos’ best chance of victory of a submission. Otherwise, the safest play is backing the fight to go the distance here.

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