MMA Preview – Eddie Wineland vs Sean O’Malley at UFC 250

THE FACTS

When is UFC 250? Sunday 7th June, 2020 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC 250? UFC APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada

What channel is UFC 250 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC 250? 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!

THE STATISTICS

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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THE LOWDOWN

The scrappy veteran Eddie Wineland returns to action as he attempts to derail bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley.

The former WEC champion has only fought once a year since 2016 with two unanimous decision losses to John Dodson (2017) and Alejandro Perez (2018), but Wineland gave everyone a tasty reminder of his striking prowess in June last year with a second round TKO of Grigory Popov back at UFC 238.

The O’Malley hype train is picking up the pace again after his last outing in March this year. After suffering injuries and being caught up in tainted supplements, his fight prior was two years ago where he defeated Andre Soukhamthath. Now, O’Malley is desperate to build momentum after his dispatching of Jose Alberto Quinonez.

THE PREDICTION

O’Malley looked superb against Quinonez and showed no signs of ring rust and this is a great match-up for him to build upon that performance.

Wineland is experienced, tough and has undeniable knockout ability. However, his aggressive style and reach discrepancy will play right into O’Malley’s hands. O’Malley will patiently wait for Wineland to attack while calmly picking him off with counter punches and kicks.

O’Malley also has an excellent ground game, but this will remain on the feet until O’Malley piles on enough damage to land the killer blow.

Winner: O’Malley via KO/TKO

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