December 02, 2022 12:39 PM
James Evans

MMA Preview – Francis Marshall vs Marcelo Rojo 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 (USA)

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

What TV 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 live 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!


Fighting out of New Jersey, USA, Francis Marshall (6-0) will be making his UFC debut this weekend. Marshall earned the chance to compete under the UFC banner following a successful stint on the Dana White’s Contender Series against Connor Matthews. The 23-year-old will be looking to show the UFC faithful what he is capable of.

As for his opponent this weekend, Marcelo Rojo (16-8) has not tasted victory inside the octagon for over three years. His last win came against Victor Hugo Madrigal back in 2019. So far, Rojo has lost his first two fights in the UFC. Another defeat could spell the end of his UFC dream and will be desperate to get back in the win column.


Heading into this weekend’s featherweight bout, Marshall will have the edge in both the height and reach departments.

There is no doubt that Marshall is a real talent and will do big things in the UFC. His wrestling will prove to be the deciding factor this weekend. With that being said, Marshall has shown that he is very hittable but his standup has improved in recent times. If Rojo can land a few heavy kicks in, it may cause Marshall a few problems. From the off, we suspect that Marshall will look to get Rojo backpedalling and take the fight to the floor and chase the submission finish.

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

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