MMA Preview – Brok Weaver vs Thomas Gifford at UFC Fight Night 161

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 161? Saturday 12th October, 2019 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 161? Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

What channel is UFC Fight Night 161? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 161? 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!

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 161? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Brok Weaver and Thomas Gifford look to kickstart their UFC careers on the 12th October as Weaver makes his debut and Gifford hopes to bounce back from his debut loss.

After an impressive performance on Dana White’s Contender Series earning a thrilling decision over Devin Smyth, Weaker has been given his UFC opportunity riding an impressive six-fight winning streak. He made a lot of noise back in August and is out to back up his charisma with a performance against Gifford.

Gifford is very experienced but was handed a very tough fight for his UFC debut. Roosevelt Roberts assumed top control for the majority of the fight in between winning stand-up exchanges and now Gifford is hungry to prove his talent.

THE PREDICTION

This should be a scrappy affair. Both fighters are well-rounded and super game for this. They are both great grapplers but they are likely to apply most of their trade on the feet, interrupted by clinches. As they are so durable, a decision is most likely and could fall either way but both men should have a future in the UFC.

Fight cancelled - Weaver pulled out for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Mike Davis

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