MMA Preview – Jun Yong Park vs Marc-Andre Barriault at UFC Fight Night 165

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 165? Saturday 21st December, 2019 - 08:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 165? Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea

What channel is UFC Fight Night 165 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 165? 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+ which can you sign up to here!

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 165? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Jun Young Park welcomes Marc-Andre Barriault to South Korea as both middleweights are desperate for their first UFC win.

Park got his UFC opportunity off the back of seven straight wins which included three knockouts and three submissions. However, he lost his debut against Anthony Hernandez who ended Park’s winning run with an anaconda choke.

Barriault also steamrolled his way to a UFC contract but had a tough assignment for a UFC debut. He met the seasoned Andrew Sanchez who out-grappled him to a unanimous decision. He then suffered another decision loss to a resurgent Krzysztof Jotko, but forced a split decision that time.

THE PREDICTION

They are both under heaps of pressure to get a UFC win. Barriault wants to prevent a three-fight skid and Park is fighting on home soil so this could create cagey performances. They are both strikers by trade so whoever is more confident and relaxed on the night should get their hand raised.

Winner: Barriault via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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