June 14, 2024 8:57 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Douglas Silva de Andrade vs Miles Johns at UFC Fight Night 242

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DOUGLAS SILVA DE ANDRADE VS MILES JOHNS FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 242? Sunday 16th June, 2024 - 01:00 (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 242? UFC Apex, Enterprise, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Night 242? Click here to buy tickets for UFC Fight Night

What channel is UFC Fight Night 242 on? TNT Sports 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 242? TNT Sports subscribers can stream the fight online via the TNT Sports website and Discovery+

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!

DOUGLAS SILVA DE ANDRADE VS MILES JOHNS LOWDOWN

Douglas Silva De Andrade (29-5(1)) appears for the first time this year after only one fight in 2023. That was a unanimous decision win over Cody Stamann which came in response to losing a unanimous decision to Said Nurmagomedov in 2022. He now sits on a UFC record of 7-5 and would love to top that tally up before hanging up the gloves.

Those gloves will be full as his next assignment is Miles Johns (14-2(1)). He is also coming off a unanimous decision win which was over Cody Gibson back in March at UFC on ESPN 53. That came after another decision win over Dan Argueta although that was turned to a ‘no contest’ after a failed drugs test taking his UFC tally to 5-2(1).

DOUGLAS SILVA DE ANDRADE VS MILES JOHNS PREDICTION

Johns has a strong background in wrestling, but he has fallen in love with his hands. He will be wise to call upon his bread and butter as Silva de Andrade is very dangerous on the feet. He has a wealth of experience, so Johns needs to be less predictable and mix his attacks up.

If he throws low volume again, Silva de Andrade will settle quickly. He is explosive and will look to land combinations ending in that left hook. If Johns is patient and respects his power, he can find a way to win.

Expect Johns to open up with leg kicks and if he just relies on his striking, Silva de Andrade will cause the upset. However, we are backing him to play it smart and mix in his wrestling to close out a very tight decision.

Prediction: Johns via Decision

Value Bet: Silva de Andrade via Decision

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