MMA Preview – Markus Perez vs Wellington Turman at UFC Fight Night 164

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 164? Saturday 16th November, 2019 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 164? Ginasio do Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil

What channel is UFC Fight Night 164? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 164? 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 164? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Sao Paulo’s own Markus Perez was scheduled to fight Jack Marshman but the Welshman has had to withdraw, leaving the door open for fellow Brazilian Wellington Turman, who is desperate for a UFC win.

The former software developer is coming off a brilliant anaconda choke over Anthony Hernandez to bring his UFC record to 2-2. Perez arrived in the UFC with a perfect 9-0 record and fresh off a submission over Ian Heinisch to earn the Legacy Fighting Alliance middleweight title. His only losses are decisions to Eryk Anders and Andrew Sanchez and is clearly a talent and on the cusp of showing his full potential.

Wellington Turman also arrived in the UFC with high expectations. He was riding a four-fight winning streak with only two losses to his name. However, Karl Roberson was the man assigned to show him the standard of the UFC and although he lost, he took Roberson to a split decision to prove his worth.

THE PREDICTION

Both guys are super tough and dangerous everywhere. That said, Turman will prefer to grapple and get the fight to the floor and Perez will prefer to stand and trade. Expect this fight to have a bit of everything from violent exchanges on the feet to clinches and takedowns. This promises to be a fiercely contested scrap but Perez just gets the nod, especially fighting in his home town with a full training camp.

Winner: Perez via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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