MMA Preview – Jason Witt vs Josh Quinlan at UFC Vegas 59
JASON WITT VS JOSH QUINLAN FACTS
When is UFC Vegas 59? Sunday 7th August, 2022 - 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Vegas 59? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 59? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events
What channel is UFC Vegas 59 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC Vegas 59? 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!
JASON WITT VS JOSH QUINLAN LOWDOWN
Jason Witt (19-8) has had a rocky time in the UFC so far. He is 2-3 getting knocked out in all his losses although he has an impressive unanimous decision win over Bryan Barberena (2021). He got knocked out by Takashi Sato (2020) on debut, responded with a submission over Cole Williams, but then got starched in 16 seconds by Matt Semelsberger (2021). He then put on that ‘Fight of the Night’ with Barberena but Philip Rowe dished out another pounding back in February.
He welcomes Josh Quinlan (5-0(1)) to the UFC. After three amateur knockouts, Quinlan proceeded to finish his first five pro fights including knockouts over Peter Keepers (2020), Joe Boerschig (2021) and Dallas Jennings (2021) all under LFA banner. He then got a shot on the Contender series and impressed Dana by steamrolling Logan Urban (2021) in the first round. However, he popped hot and has only just become eligible to fight after his ban.
JASON WITT VS JOSH QUINLAN PREDICTION
It seems Witt’s chin is being fed to a prospect here. Six knockout losses in the books is a worry for any UFC fighter let alone a hungry up and comer who has finished all of his fights.
Quinlan is a beast with devastating hands and will boast a slight height and reach advantage. He is also a good grappler, but he will be looking for one touch of leather to head back home with his pay check.
Witt is a quality wrestler and he knows he has to close the distance at all costs. If he does manage to close the distance, Quinlan has the takedown defence and strength and to make it difficult for him. However, even if Witt succeeds with the takedown, Quinlan will have plenty of opportunities to land that one punch.
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