MMA Preview – Mark Striegl vs Said Nurmagomedov at UFC Fight Island 6

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MARK STRIEGL VS SAID NURMAGOMEDOV FACTS

When is UFC Fight Island 6? Saturday 18th October, 2020 - 22:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Island 6? Flash Forum, Fight Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Island 6? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators

What channel is UFC Fight Island 6 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Island 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!

MARK STRIEGL VS SAID NURMAGOMEDOV LOWDOWN

Mark Striegl (18-2 (1)) finally makes his UFC debut after he had to pull out of his fight with Timur Valiev in August. After his loss to Reece McLaren in 2015 where he dominated most of the fight and eventually got submitted in a brilliant comeback, Striegl has gone on to win four fights and is coming off that ‘no contest’ with Shunichi Shimizu where Striegl’s kick to the jewels rendered Shimizu unable to continue. A strange one, but Striegl has put that behind him and is raring to go on Fight Island.

He has a huge step-up in competition as Said Nurmagomedov (13-2) welcomes him to the UFC. He lost his last fight back in December last year to the surging Raoni Barcelos who earned the unanimous decision. That broke a seven-fight win streak including two UFC fights where he beat Justin Scoggins down at flyweight via a split decision and then went on to fold Ricardo Ramos with a spinning back kick up at bantamweight.

MARK STRIEGL VS SAID NURMAGOMEDOV PREDICTION

Striegl is getting underestimated here considering how big a favourite Nurmagomedov is. We are still going to back the Russian for the win, but this will be a tough fight for him.

Striegl is very strong and grinds his opponents down, wearing them out with his wrestling until a submission opens up. He will keep working until he finds the back looking for his favourite rear-naked choke.

So, if Nurmagomedov finds himself on his back he will be in trouble however, he has too much experience to make any big mistakes and the skill to keep the fight where he wants it. His striking is on a different level to Striegl and he should earn a decision at least.

Prediction: Nurmagomedov via Decision

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