MMA Preview – Andre Fili vs Charles Jourdain at UFC Fight Night 172

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 172? Sunday 14th June, 2020 – 00:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 172? The APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada

What channel is UFC Fight Night 172 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 172? 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!

THE STATISTICS

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric
Stats sourced via Ewan Lavender's UFC Form Guide

Click here for Ewan Lavender's full UFC Form Guide

THE LOWDOWN

A very exciting clashed wedged in the main card takes place as Andre Fili takes on Charles Jourdain.

Fili is only 29 but steps out for his 15th UFC fight. After a brilliant outing and unanimous decision win over Myles Jury, Fili put on his best performance to date, knocking out Sheymon Moraes in the first round. However, he met Sodiq Yusuff back in January and although he took the rising star to the final bell, he lost a unanimous decision.

Jourdain lost his UFC debut back in May last year, losing a decision to Desmond Green who was able to take him down four times. However, he pulled off a big upset in his last fight taking on Doo Ho Choi. Jourdain displayed his kickboxing prowess and finished the brawler in the second round.

THE PREDICTION

This is a great match-up on paper. If it stays on the feet, we will be in for a treat and Jourdain will certainly hope Fili obliges in a stand-up battle. The Canadian is a phenomenal striker and a younger Fili may test his ego in slugging it out but he is a veteran now and is likely to call upon his grappling at some point to secure the points at least.

Winner: Fili via Decision

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