MMA Preview – Brian Kelleher vs Kevin Natividad at UFC Vegas 9

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BRIAN KELLEHER VS KEVIN NATIVIDAD FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 9? Saturday 5th August, 2020 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 9? APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

What channel is UFC Vegas 9? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 9? 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!

BRIAN KELLEHER VS KEVIN NATIVIDAD LOWDOWN

Brian Kelleher is coming off a Cody Stamann shaped speed bump after racing into 2020. He looked exceptional in submitting Ode Osbourne at the start of the year and starched Hunter Azure up at featherweight in May but Stamann stifled Kelleher’s momentum clinching a unanimous decision.

Unfortunately, Ricky Simon pulled out after his cornerman tested positive for COVID-19 as that would have been a great fight. His loss is Kevin Natividad’s gain as he makes his UFC debut. A deserved debut as he heads to the APEX on a five-fight winning streak and making a name for himself for the Legacy Fighting Alliance and coming off a big knockout over Kyle Estrada.

BRIAN KELLEHER VS KEVIN NATIVIDAD PREDICTION

Estrada will obviously be the underdog, but he deserves his place in the UFC and will give Kelleher a tough fight. Estrada is a strong, stocky fighter and is very dangerous in the pocket. However, Kelleher is called ‘Boom Boom’ for a reason and is also lethal at close range.

All of the pressure is on him as Estrada has nothing to lose but we expect him to earn a decision at least but it will not be an easy outing.

Winner: Kelleher via KO/TKO

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