MMA Preview – Court McGee vs Ramiz Brahimaj at UFC on ESPN 32
COURT MCGEE VS RAMIZ BRAHIMAJ 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!
COURT MCGEE VS RAMIZ BRAHIMAJ LOWDOWN
Court McGee (20-10) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Claudio Silva in May which was his first win since 2018. The writing appeared to be on the wall when he lost a unanimous decision to Carlos Condit (2020) which was his fifth loss in his last six. The win was against Alex Garcia but then dropped the points to Dhiego Lima (2019) and Sean Brady (2019) before the loss to Condit.
Ramiz Brahimaj (9-3) is 3-3 in his last six, but he has not even begun to fulfil his potential. He made a name for himself for the Legacy Fighting Alliance picking up quality submissions over the likes of Bilal Williams (2018), William Macario (2018) and Carlos Martinez (2019) but lost unanimous decisions in between those wins. He then fought Max Griffin (2020) for his UFC debut and suffered a horrendous injury with Griffin almost elbowing his ear off. However, he got back to his old submitting ways in August by cinching Sasha Palatnikov up in a rear-naked choke.
COURT MCGEE VS RAMIZ BRAHIMAJ PREDICTION
The narrative here is can the submission artist submit the man who has never been submitted. This is a very important test for Brahimaj, not whether he can submit McGee or not but whether he can get past a tough yet ageing veteran who is way past his prime.
McGee is well-rounded and incredibly durable. He will look to keep the fight standing and although he is a good wrestler, he will be confident that his hands can get the job done. However, Brahimaj has the speed and youth to win the exchanges on the feet.
Brahimaj will also look for any opportunity to get the fight to the floor and hunt a submission. We know how difficult it is for get past McGee let alone submit him, but we feel Brahimaj has the tools and his youth and confidence swing this in his favour for us.
We are backing him to earn a classy decision, and although McGee’s last eight fights have gone the distance, do not be surprised if he hands McGee his first submission loss.
Prediction: Brahimaj via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)
Value Bet: Brahimaj via Submission