June 21, 2024 12:10 PM
Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Kyung Ho Kang vs Muin Gafurov at UFC on ABC 6

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When is UFC on ABC 6? Saturday 22nd June, 2024 - 18:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on ABC 6? Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC on ABC 6? Click here to buy tickets for UFC on ABC 6

What channel is UFC on ABC 6 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC on ABC 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!


Kyung Ho Kang (19-10(1)) got a rare two fights in a year in 2023. He was coming off a unanimous decision win over Batgerel Danaa in his sole outing of 2022. He made it two on the bounce with a slick submission over Cristian Quinonez however, he ended the year with a disappointing unanimous decision loss to John Castaneda chipping his UFC record down to 8-4(1).

Muin Gafurov (18-6) is still searching for his first UFC win after two attempts last year. He arrived to the UFC off the back of two brilliant knockouts for the Legacy Fighting Alliance. However, he has found life tougher in the big time also losing a unanimous decision to Castaneda and getting submitted by Said Nurmagomedov at UFC 294.


Despite being on a two-fight skid, expect Gafurov to bring a pace, walk Kang down and throw a lot of volume. He is a very strong grappler and will shoot in once he walks into range.

He will have to be careful in leaving his neck exposed as Kang has dangerous jiu-jitsu. He will also boast a five-inch reach advantage which he will leverage by popping his jab and striking from range. He will also throw leg kicks knowing Gafurov does not have the best defence.

As the fight goes on, we can see Gafurov getting the better of the striking exchanges forcing Kang to shoot in and try and get the fight to the floor. However, Gafurov has the wrestling to fend off the takedown attempts, inflict damage on the feet and earn a decision at least.

Prediction: Gafurov via Decision

Value Bet: Kang via Submission

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