December 02, 2022 12:41 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Eryk Anders vs Kyle Daukaus at UFC Orlando

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When is UFC on ESPN 42? Sunday 4th December, 2022 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 42? Amway Center, Orlando, Florida (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC on ESPN 42? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events

What channel is UFC on ESPN 42 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 42? 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!


If only Eryk Anders’ (14-7(1)) talent matched his consistency. He is 6-7(1) in the UFC now after losing his last two. He earnt a unanimous decision in his rematch with Darren Stewart (2021) after his illegal knee forced a ‘no contest’ in their first meeting. However, he then got caught in a ruthless armbar courtesy of Andre Muniz (2021) and is coming off a disappointing split decision to Jun Yong Park back in May.

Kyle Daukaus (11-3(1)) has experienced a similar ride in the UFC after arriving to the big time boasting an unbeaten record. He is 2-3(1) now and is coming off a vintage submission win over Jamie Pickett wrapping him up in a beautiful brabo choke but he then suffered his first knockout loss to Roman Dolidze eating a hellacious Georgian knee.


Both these guys are hard to predict. Anders has more strings to his bow with brutish strength, wrestling and that monster left hand. Daukaus is a decent boxer despite not having a knockout to his name but his bread and butter is his jiu-jitsu.

Anders has only been submitted once and that was Muniz who could submit just about anyone on the roster. If Daukaus can submit Anders it will most likely be wrapping up a choke when he shoots for a takedown. It is hard to see Anders getting out wrestled or rocked where he ends up on his back.

So, we expect to see Anders to try and keep most of this fight on the feet. He is likely to enforce the clinch, but he knows Daukaus is most dangerous if he leaves his neck out there.

It is surprising to see Daukaus as the favourite with limited avenues to victory. We can see Anders negating the submission threat with his wrestling, controlling him up against the fence and can also see him catching Daukaus clean on the feet. He has the tools to cause the upset but their fights rarely go as predicted.

Prediction: Anders via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)

Value Bet: Anders to win

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