MMA Preview – Martin Day vs Davey Grant at UFC 251

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THE FACTS

When is UFC 251? Sunday 12th July, 2020 – 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC 251? UFC Fight Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

What channel is UFC 251 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC 251? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the UFC 251 will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

Where can I get tickets for UFC 251? This event will take place without spectators

THE LOWDOWN

Martin Day makes his second appearance in the Octagon here having lost on his UFC debut as a split decision went against him in his fight with Pingyuan Liu in November 2018. He has been forced out of fights since then due to injuries so it will be some 20 months since his last fight. The Hawaiian native thought he won the fight against Liu despite the decision going against him but all the talk in the build-up to this fight has been on avoiding going to the scorecards.

Englishman Davey Grant has won two and lost two after earning a deal following his display in the Ultimate Fighter back in 2013, so he will be desperate to build on his split decision win over Grigorii Popov last time out. He too has seen plenty of fights cancelled due to injury and has only had two bouts since October 2016, so any cage rust will likely affect him just as much as Day.

THE PREDICTION

This fight really is a pick’em with very little separating the two fighters. A case can be made for Davey Grant based purely on the quality of opponents he has faced. His win over Marlon Vera back in February 2016 was particularly impressive and while this fight really could go either way, his greater experience along with the quality of opponents just about gives the edge to Grant.

Winner: Grant via decision

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