November 18, 2022 1:34 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Brady Hiestand vs Fernie Garcia at UFC Vegas 65

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When is UFC Fight Night 215? Sunday 20th November, 2022 - 10:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 215? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)

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What channel is UFC Fight Night 215 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 215? 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!


We have not seen Brady Heistand (5-2) since losing The Ultimate Fighter 29 finale. He came close to winning the crown, but failed toto convince two judges losing a split decision to Ricky Turcios who is also on the card. That was over a year ago and now he is back at the APEX to shake off the cobwebs.

Fernie Garcia (10-2) is also coming off a decision loss. He earnt four decisions in a row for LFA to earn an audition on the Contender Series which he passed by knocking out Joshua Weems. However, Journey Newson ruined his debut back in May.


Hiestand has been out for a hot minute, but he has still been training like a beast. He should bring some different looks to the table, but we can expect him to wrestle for three rounds.

He will set up his takedown attempts with heavy punches which will be a risk as Garcia is a solid technical boxer. He will be ready to sprawl, but if Hiestand throws wild looping shots, Garcia will counter like a sniper.

We can see Garcia causing a lot of damage, but we are leaning towards a Heistand decision as he will be relentless in his takedown attempts and only needs a couple per round to bag the points.

Prediction: Hiestand via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)

Value Bet: Garcia to win

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