MMA Preview – Geoff Neal vs Niko Price at UFC 240

THE FACTS

When is UFC 240? Sunday 28th July, 2019 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is UFC 240? Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

What channel is UFC 240? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC 240? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT 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 240? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two explosive middleweights are ready to light up Rogers Place and continue their rise up the division. Geoff Neal is looking for six wins on the bounce but Niko Price is confident of snapping the streak fresh off his knockout win over Tim Means.

Neal has achieved what few fighters have achieved so far and that’s looking better after stepping up to UFC competition. He was 8-2 pre-UFC but has gone on to submit Brian Camozzi, defeat Frank Camacho and earn a unanimous decision over Belal Muhammad.

Despite getting submitted by Vicente Luque and put to sleep by Abdul Razak Alhassan, Price has made a habit of finishing established middleweight contenders. In fact, he has only gone to a decision once in his career and all of his UFC wins have been super impressive submissions and knockouts.

THE PREDICTION

Only four out of their combined 29 fights have gone to a decision and it’s unlikely this will be a fifth. They are as skilled as they are athletic and have fight-ending power that will last for the three rounds.

Whoever has the best defence on the feet is likely to come out on top in this one. They are going to come out aggressive and hunt each other’s jaw and, considering their power, it could be over in a flash. This can so easily go either way but Price gets the nudge on account of his experience.

Winner: Price via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric

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