MMA Preview – Jake Collier vs Chase Sherman at UFC on ESPN 32
JAKE COLLIER VS CHASE SHERMAN FACTS
When is UFC on ESPN 32? Saturday 15th January, 2022 - 22:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC on ESPN 32? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
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What channel is UFC on ESPN 32 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 32? 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!
JAKE COLLIER VS CHASE SHERMAN LOWDOWN
Very little was expected from Jake Collier (12-6) after nearly three years out of the game and returning at heavyweight with some extra timber. He was fed to one of the hottest prospects in the division Tom Aspinall (2020) and was inevitably knocked out. He returned five months later to take on Gian Villante who is a lot closer to his level and proved to be the better man on the night earning a unanimous decision. He then got handed a step-up in competition in Carlos Felipe (2021) and even got a nod from one of the judges but ended up losing the decision.
Chase Sherman (15-8) is clinging on to his UFC career. He went 2-5 during his first stint (2016-2018) and then racked up three knockouts in a row on the local scene with some bare knuckle fights in between to earn a second chance. He got off to a great start knocking out Ike Villanueva, but he has failed to prove he is UFC calibre since losing unanimous decisions to Andrei Arlovski and Parker Porter last year.
JAKE COLLIER VS CHASE SHERMAN PREDICTION
These big boys will not be fighting for a title anytime soon and has little right being placed on a main card. That said, they are both heavy hitters and will be corked, ready to throw heat in search of a knockout.
Fortunately for us, they will both be active as they like to throw a lot of volume. In fact, Collier throws over five significant strikes per minute and Sherman over six. They also eat a lot of shots, especially Sherman (6.3). So, despite both of their last two fights ending in a decision, we could see a knockout.
We feel Sherman is more likely to find a finish out of the two especially as Collier has only one knockout since 2012. If the fight goes three rounds, we would back Collier who has the better technique and defence to finish stronger.
Prediction: Collier via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)
Value Bet: Sherman via KO/TKO