MMA Preview – Felicia Spencer vs Zarah Fairn dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 169

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 169? Sunday 1st March, 2020 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 169? Chartway Arena, Norfolk, Virginia

What channel is UFC Fight Night 169 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 169? 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!

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 169? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The second women’s featherweight scrap of the night takes place in the co-main event featuring Felicia Spencer and Zarah Fairn dos Santos.

Spencer is coming off the performance that really put her on the map. It was a loss, but she went three rounds with Cris Cyborg - giving a great account of herself in showcasing her toughness. This broke her unbeaten record of seven fights and came after her UFC debut in which she impressively submitted established featherweight Megan Anderson.

Dos Santos makes her second UFC appearance after losing her debut back in October. She took on Anderson off the back of three wins but Anderson was on the right side of a submission this time wrapping Dos Santos up with a triangle choke in the first round.

THE PREDICTION

This is not a good match-up for Dos Santos. Her strengths are on the feet and with a significant size and reach advantage she will be desperate to keep the fight standing despite Spencer’s own striking threat.

Spencer’s downfall could come from her confidence in slugging it out with Cyborg and if she doesn’t respect Dos Santos’ power she could get caught. However, the difference is going to be in the grappling. The sooner Spencer decides to take Dos Santos down the the quicker she is expected to notch the fifth submission win of her career.

Winner: Spencer via Submission

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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