MMA Preview – Joaquin Buckley vs Jordan Wright at UFC 255

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JOAQUIN BUCKLEY VS JORDAN WRIGHT FACTS

When is UFC 255? Sunday 22nd November, 2020 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC 255? UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC 255? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators

What channel is UFC 255 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC 255? 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!

JOAQUIN BUCKLEY VS JORDAN WRIGHT LOWDOWN

Joaquin Buckley (11-3) is coming off one of the best knockouts of all time in the UFC. He was taking on the undefeated Impa Kasanganay who caught a kick, but Buckley hopped off his right and stiffened Kasanganay with a perfect spinning back kick. Whatever happens in his career, Buckley will be remembered for that and it certainly made people forget about getting knocked out on his debut by Kevin Holland two months prior in August.

Jordan Wright (11-0 (1)) still has his unbeaten record intact but that is only because marijuana is considered a performance enhancing drug. Wright got ruthlessly finished by Anthony Hernandez on the Contender Series, but the loss was later overturned to a ‘no contest’. However, ‘The Beverly Hills Ninja’ bounced back with a TKO over Gabriel Checco for the Legacy Fighting Alliance to earn his UFC debut where he added Isaac Villanueva to his knockout column.

JOAQUIN BUCKLEY VS JORDAN WRIGHT PREDICTION

Although Wright is technically undefeated, Buckley is the favourite which is due to a combination of the viral knockout and because Wright’s level of competition has been rather low.

This is an excellent and even match-up and it should be an exhilarating stand-up battle. We know what Buckley is capable of and Wright has made a name for himself with his exciting technique and dangerous kicks. He puts on a show on the feet and has finished all of his fights including five submissions.

They both specialise in knockouts and have been knocked out three times between them so it is likely one of them will get slept. Buckley gets the nod but do not be surprised if Wright pulls off a highlight reel knockout himself.

Prediction: Buckley via KO/TKO

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