MMA Preview – Michael Johnson vs Stevie Ray at UFC Fight Night 162

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 162? Saturday 26th October, 2019 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 162? Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore

What channel is UFC Fight Night 162? BT Sport 3

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 162? 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 162? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two UFC veterans meet in Singapore desperate for some momentum as Michael Johnson and Stevie Ray duke it out in what should be a thrilling scrap.

Johnson has an array of qualities, but consistency is not one of them. He has wins over the likes of Joe Lauzon, Gleison Tibau, Dustin Poirier and is the last man to beat Tony Ferguson but he is 3-6 in his last nine. He has fought killers such as Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje but squeaked out decisions against Andre Fili and Artem Lobov to pick up some much-needed wins. He then looked great against Josh Emmett in his last fight but got caught with a vicious knockout in the third round.

Stevie Ray is also struggling for form, losing three of his last four. He got elbowed out of consciousness by Paul Felder and then lost a tight decision to Kajan Johnson. He bounced back with a decision win over Jessin Ayari but in his last fight, Leanardo Santos cleaned his clock with a hellacious right hand.

THE PREDICTION

This will be a high-level contest which will mainly be conducted on the feet. Ray has the power advantage and will be more than willing to tangle on the canvas. However, if Johnson shows up confident and performs like he did against Emmett before getting caught he should have the speed to out-land and class to out-point the Scotsman if the fight goes the distance.

Winner: Johnson via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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