MMA Preview – Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs Maxim Grishin at UFC Fight Island 6
GADZHIMURAD ANTIGULOV VS MAXIM GRISHIN FACTS
When is UFC Fight Island 6? Saturday 18th October, 2020 - 22:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Fight Island 6? Flash Forum, Fight Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Island 6? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators
What channel is UFC Fight Island 6 on? BT Sport 2
Where can I stream UFC Fight Island 6? 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!
GADZHIMURAD ANTIGULOV VS MAXIM GRISHIN LOWDOWN
Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-7) is potentially fighting to save his UFC career after three losses on the bounce. After submitting Marcos Rogerio de Lima and Joachim Christensen in his first two UFC fights, he was sitting at 20-4 but then ran into Ion Cutelaba. The Moldovan knocked him out in the first round and then Michal Oleksiejczuk followed suit in his next fight. He was then grateful to fight a fellow grappler but suffered his third first round finish in a row getting caught in Paul Craig’s triangle back in July.
He takes on Maxin Grishin who is at the start of his UFC career. He got the call-up after impressing in the PFL where he went 4-0-2 against quality competition. He impressed enough to get the call-up and landed UFC veteran and heavyweight Marcin Tybura for a debut. He lost via unanimous decision back in July, but he knows he has a lot more to offer and this is a great chance to show that.
GADZHIMURAD ANTIGULOV VS MAXIM GRISHIN PREDICTION
We know how dangerous Antigulov is, particularly on the ground but the odds are stacked against him here. Grishin has an eight-inch reach and four-inch height advantage and a decision loss to Tybura up at heavyweight should not carry too much weight for this fight.
Grishin is a beast but if Antigulov can take him down he is in trouble. Antigulov may not waste any time in shooting in as he knows his UFC career is on the line. Grishin knows he has the power to finish Antigulov on the feet and his best form of takedown defence may be leverage that reach to hunt the knockout early.
Prediction: Grishin via KO/TKO