MMA Preview – Frank Camacho vs Manuel Torres at UFC Vegas 54
FRANK CAMACHO VS MANUEL TORRES FACTS
When is UFC Vegas 54? Sunday 15th May, 2022 - 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Vegas 54? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 54? Click here for the tickets at the O2 Arena
What channel is UFC Vegas 54 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC Vegas 54? 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!
FRANK CAMACHO VS MANUEL TORRES LOWDOWN
Serious injuries, covid and a wild car accident has kept Frank Camacho (22-9) out for nearly two years. The exciting slugger needs to get back in the cage and more importantly, he needs a win with just one dub in his last five. In 2018, he got outpointed by Drew Dober and then got decapitated by a Geoff Neal head kick. He bounced back with a vintage TKO over Nick Hein (2019) but then went on to get submitted by Beneil Dariush (2019) and get knocked out in under a minute by Justin Jaynes (2020).
He welcomes Manuel Torres (12-2) to the UFC who is coming in hot with three straight finishes. He submitted Daniel Vega (2020) for El Combate and Carlos Enrique Canada (2021) for UWC Mexico to earn an audition on the Contender Series. He passed it with flying colours knocking out Koltan Englund last October in the first round to earn his first UFC contract and set up this clash.
FRANK CAMACHO VS MANUEL TORRES PREDICTION
There is no harm in getting beat by Dober, Neal and Dariush but getting knocked out by Jaynes who went on to lose his next five is a real worry. Especially taking on a natural finisher in Torres who has five knockouts and six submissions all in the first round.
It is easy to forget that Camacho is a decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner as he only uses his hands. He has 17 knockouts out of his 22 wins so we can understand why however, at this stage in his career, it may not be wise to trade with a young gunslinger like Torres.
Camacho has the experience and skill, in particular his grappling to give the Mexican a miserable debut, but there are so many question marks on how he will perform on the night. If the Guam native fights composed and executes a confident game plan, he should take this, but if he is hesitant or reckless, he could get caught ending the night early.
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Prediction: Camacho to win