MMA Preview – Martin Bravo vs Steven Peterson at UFC Fight Night 159

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 159? Saturday 21st September, 2019 – 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 159? Mexico City Arena, Mexico City

What channel is UFC Fight Night 159? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 159? 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 159? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Martin Bravo and Steven Peterson kick off the main card in Mexico with both men coming off two consecutive losses and desperate to get back on the winning track.

Bravo was boasting an impressive unbeaten record of 10-0 before carving his way through The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 tournament and finished Claudio Puelles in the finale to top up his win count. However, that was nearly three years ago and has only fought twice since, getting kneed stiff by Humberto Bandenay and then lost a close split decision to Alex Caceres in his last outing back in July last year.

Peterson has been struggling for consistency in recent years and is 1-3 in the UFC. He lost a unanimous decision to Brandon Davis on his debut and responded with a hard-fought split decision over Matt Bessette but is coming off two more unanimous decision losses to Luis Pena and Alex Caceres.

THE PREDICTION

Both men are exciting fighters and very well-rounded. Peterson is desperate to prove what he is capable of and will look to get the fight to the floor where he can attack with ground-and-pound to set up a submission.

However, Bravo is very adept on the ground and has the power and output to take the fight away from Peterson on the feet. The Mexican is buzzing for this opportunity to finally redeem those two losses he can get back to his best in front of his home fans, although Peterson will push him all the way to a decision.

Winner: Bravo via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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