MMA Preview – Charles Oliveira vs Jared Gordon at UFC Fight Night 164

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 164? Saturday 16th November, 2019 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 164? Ginasio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil

What channel is UFC Fight Night 164? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 164? 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 164? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

It is about time Charles Oliveira met a big name again but he is just happy somebody has stepped up to fight him on his home patch in Sao Paulo and that man is Jared Gordon.

Oliveira is 15-8 (1) in the UFC and is on a blistering five-fight winning streak. He submitted Clay Guida, Christos Giagos, Jim Miller and David Teymur to top up his UFC submission record to 13 and is coming off a brilliant TKO over Nik Lentz in their rematch. If Oliveira puts Gordon away, surely a top 10 ranked lightweight awaits.

Gordon is coming off a decent unanimous decision win over Dan Moret to prevent a three-fight skid. After winning his first two UFC fights, he met two beastly Brazilians - Carlos Diego Ferreira and Joaquim Silva - who both ruthlessly finished him but now he is ready and hungry to string some wins together.

THE PREDICTION

Gordon will be aggressive and look to force the pressure on Oliveira with his usual high output of strikes but will have to use combinations to negate the six-inch reach advantage. Gordon also likes to mix in takedowns but he will surely try and avoid the submission threat, which should force a stand-up battle.

Oliveira’s striking is underrated and at lightweight he is a lot more powerful and combine that with the reach advantage, he should get the better of Gordon and test the damaged chin to set up another knockout finish.

Winner: Oliveira via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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