MMA Preview – Ion Cutelaba vs Khalil Rountree Jr at UFC Fight Night 160

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 160? Saturday 28th September, 2019 - 17:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 160? Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark

What channel is UFC Fight Night 160? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 160? 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 160? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

This stacked Copenhagen card will be complimented by fireworks in the form of the two light heavyweight powerhouses Ion Cutelaba and Khalil Rountree Jr.

Cutelaba was full of promise before entering the UFC finishing all of his wins in devastating fashion but his UFC record is now 4-3. After losing a decision to Jared Cannonier we saw vintage Cutelaba when he starched Henrique da Silva and Gadzhimurad Antigulov, but he was outclassed and submitted by Glover Teixeira in his last fight.

Rountree has also looked full of promise but has suffered big losses. He racked up the fifth knockout of his career in shocking fashion when he decided to stand and trade with legendary kickboxer Gokhan Saki. However, he then got a taste of his own medicine, and a taste of Johnny Walker’s elbow, but completely rejuvenated himself in his last fight against Eryk Anders dishing out a three-round beating.

THE PREDICTION

Rountree’s time in Thailand paid dividends as he put on a Muay Thai clinic in his last fight and he is fully expected to come out with the same style. Anders was not prepared for this but Cutelaba will be.

The Moldovan will not care for that performance and will be his usual aggressive and explosive self. He will hunt the knockout while Rountree will square up and attack the legs and body to break Cutelaba down.

A knockout for either man is likely but if Rountree settles he will pile on more and more damage to frustrate Cutelaba and set him up for a finishing blow.

Winner: Rountree via KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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