June 14, 2024 8:57 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Jimmy Flick vs Nate Maness at UFC on ESPN 58

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JIMMY FLICK VS NATE MANESS FACTS

When is UFC on ESPN 58? Sunday 16th June, 2024 - 01:00 (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 58? UFC Apex, Enterprise, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC on ESPN 58? Click here to buy tickets for UFC Fight Night

What channel is UFC on ESPN 58 on? TNT Sports 1

Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 58? TNT Sports subscribers can stream the fight online via the TNT Sports website and Discovery+

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 FLICK VS NATE MANESS LOWDOWN

Jimmy Flick (17-7) picked up a much-needed win back in January. He took a surprise retirement after his epic flying triangle debut win over Cody Durden (2020). He strapped the gloves back up last year and got knocked out twice by Charles Johnson (2023) and Alessandro Costa (2023). It was looking like a terrible decision to come out retirement, but he bounced back and earnt a vintage submission win over Malcolm Gordon at UFC 297.

Nate Maness (15-3) is also coming off a brilliant finish to prevent a three-fight skid. He was handed a couple of very tough matchups in the form of Umar Nurmagomedov (2022) who outpointed him and Tagir Ulanbekov (2022) who caught him in a guillotine choke. However, he retuned in October last year to knock out Mateus Mendona in the first round.

JIMMY FLICK VS NATE MANESS PREDICTION

Flick is a huge underdog which is somewhat surprising considering his threat on the ground. He only needs one opportunity to cinch up a choke but that said, that is his only route to victory.

Maness is a better striker and wrestler. He also has good jiu-jitsu and will boast a four-inch reach and three-inch height advantage. We expect him to leverage his size and wrestling to fend of the takedown attempts and proceed to piece Flick up on the feet and eventually find the damaged chin displaying his superiority.

Prediction: Maness via KO/TKO

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