MMA Preview – Jimmy Crute vs Modestas Bukauskas at UFC Fight Island 6

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JIMMY CRUTE VS MODESTAS BUKAUKAS 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!

JIMMY CRUTE VS MODESTAS BUKAUKAS LOWDOWN

After starting his UFC career with a submission over Paul Craig and a TKO over Sam Alvey, Jimmy Crute (11-1) was sitting at 10-0 eyeing up the 10. However, he got derailed after getting caught in Misha Cirkunov’s Peruvian necktie. It was an amazing submission and Cirkunov is a stalwart, so this was a valuable lesson for the Aussie. As we saw in his last fight against Michal Oleksiejczuk racking up his fourth submission and ‘performance of the night’ bonus.

Modestas Bukauskas (11-2) has a similar aura to Crute when he started in the UFC. He is relatively unknown globally, but fans who have followed his career know he will be a serious problem in the light heavyweight division. He suffered his only two losses in 2016 and is now on a seven-fight winning streak (two submissions and five knockouts) including his UFC debut against Andreas Michailidis finishing him in the first round.

JIMMY CRUTE VS MODESTAS BUKAUKAS PREDICTION

Jimmy Crute for your second UFC fight is one tall order but Bukauskas has the tools to win. If he can keep the fight on the feet, he has the power to find the knockout but he has to keep moving and strike from range leveraging his four-inch reach advantage.

Bukaukas is also dangerous on the ground with submissions and ground-and-pound but Crute is on a different level when it comes to submission skills. If Crute can hold his own on the feet and not leave his head exposed when shooting in for takedowns he will find a way to win and it will most likely come on the ground.

Prediction: Crute via Submission

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