MMA Preview – Mark Madsen vs Danilo Belluardo at UFC Fight Night 160

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 160? Saturday 28th September, 2019 - 17:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 160? Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark

What channel is UFC Fight Night 160? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 160? 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 160? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The co-main event in Copenhagen is graced by ‘The Olympian’ Mark Madsen who makes his UFC debut on home soil against Italian prospect Danilo Belluardo.

Madsen is a decorated wrestler and silver medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the talented Dane is continuing his success in MMA sitting proudly on an unbeaten record with five finishes. Now, he faces his toughest test in MMA by entering the UFC but what better occasion than the first UFC event in his home country.

Belluardo is the man sent over to spoil the party who made his UFC debut in his last fight against Joel Alvarez. He had high hopes earning a contract after an impressive six-fight winning streak including two submissions and three knockouts however, he lost via TKO in the second round.

THE PREDICTION

It seemed nerves got the better of Belluardo in his last fight and worryingly he got finished by ground-and-pound after taking Alvarez down at will. He will have to have a different game plan against the Olympic silver medallist.

Madsen is ferociously strong and his technique continues to evolve. He has proven one-punch knockout power and if he can get a hold of Belluardo he is going for a ride.

The Italian is a great MMA grappler but Madsen is an elite wrestler and his power will make all the difference. He is expected to control the fight and likely to earn a finish especially if he gets the fight to the floor.

Winner: Madsen via KO/TKO

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