MMA Preview – Dusko Todorovic vs Gregory Rodrigues at UFC Vegas 28

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DUSKO TODOROVIC VS GREGORY RODRIGUES FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 28? Saturday 5th June, 2021 -22:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 28? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 28? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events

What channel is UFC Vegas 28 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 28? 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!

DUSKO TODOROVIC VS GREGORY RODRIGUES LOWDOWN

Dusko Todorovic (10-1) met Punahele Soriano for his second UFC fight with one man having to surrender their perfect record. He came off second best in the stand-up battle getting knocked out at the end of a violent first round. This loss came after storming to 10-0 making Dequan Townsend his sixth knockout victim on his UFC debut. The Serbian is a deadly finisher and has only gone to a decision once which was a unanimous one against Teddy Ash on the Contender Series.

Gregory Rodrigues (9-3) seizes his opportunity for a UFC debut after Maki Pitolo had to pull out with an injury. The Brazilian is also a finisher with only one decision in the win column. He has fought for a variety of promotions and got a chance on the Contender Series in September last year after compiling a six-fight win streak. It did not go to plan after getting knocked out in the first round by Jordan Williams. However, he got straight back in the action appearing twice for LFA and knocked out Al Matavao and Josh Fremd.

DUSKO TODOROVIC VS GREGORY RODRIGUES PREDICTION

Todorovic had a lot of hype after his UFC debut. It was a great finish but your stock does not rise that much after knocking out Townsend as he lost all four of his UFC fights and we saw some glaring holes in his game against Soriano.

That said, he is still an exciting prospect and this is a tough fight for him. Rodrigues has clear knockout power and in Todorovic’s last fight, he was too complacent, keeping his hands low and relying on his head movement. His movement is good but, he inevitably got caught by Soriano and if he does not adjust, Rodrigues will walk away with the same outcome.

The Brazilian takes the fight on short notice and is only a slight underdog. Todorovic needs to gets his hands up, avoid head hunting and mix in leg kicks. If he doesn’t, Rodrigues has the size and power to make him pay and taking the fight on short notice could work for or against him.

We expect the Serb to make enough adjustments to get back on the winning trail but we can easily see him getting knocked out again.

Prediction: Todorovic via KO/TKO - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)

Value Bet: Rodrigues via KO/TKO

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