MMA Preview – Charles Rosa vs TJ Brown at UFC on ESPN 32
CHARLES ROSA VS TJ BROWN FACTS
When is UFC on ESPN 32? Saturday 15th January, 2022 - 22:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC on ESPN 32? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC on ESPN 32? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events
What channel is UFC on ESPN 32 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 32? 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!
CHARLES ROSA VS TJ BROWN LOWDOWN
Charles Rosa (14-6) steps in for Gabriel Benitez on just three days’ notice. He is clearly desperate to bounce back from his heated fight with Damon Jackson back in October where he lost a unanimous decision. That loss has kept up an unfortunate streak for Rosa who has gone on an alternate win – loss streak since his debut which spans 11 fights.
TJ Brown (15-8) is also in ropey form losing two of his last three. He got submitted by Jordan Wright (2020) on his UFC debut which snapped a four-fight win streak including a submission of his own against Dylan Lockard (2019) on the Contender Series. Danny Chavez (2020) made it two losses in a row with a unanimous decision, but he is coming off a much-needed win albeit a split decision over Kai Kamaka who has since been cut.
CHARLES ROSA VS TJ BROWN PREDICTION
Understandably this fight has been moved up to 155 lbs to give Rosa a chance of making weight. His last three losses have come to elite grapplers, and he seems to enjoy those matchups to test his black belt jiu-jitsu skills.
Brown is also a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and averages over four takedowns a fight. So, unfortunately for Rosa, we expect him to spend more time defending the takedown. He will not need a training camp as he has had enough practice in the cage, but the only issue will be his cardio.
We expect the first two rounds to be very even exchanging takedowns. If there is a finish, a Rosa submission is your best bet but if this goes into the third round, you have to back Brown.
Prediction: Brown via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)
Value Bet: Rosa via Submission