MMA Preview – Michal Oleksiejczuk vs Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night 160

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 160? Saturday 28th September, 2019 - 17:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 160? Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark

What channel is UFC Fight Night 160? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 160? 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 160? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The first of two light heavyweight bouts at UFC Fight Night 160 features two top talents, Michal Oleksiejczuk and Ovince Saint Preux, which should be a fiercely competitive scrap.

Oleksiejczuk has completely flown in under the radar of the division and would be on a 12-fight winning streak if he had not tested positive for clomiphene after his unanimous decision win over Khalil Rountree at UFC 219. After that was deemed a ‘no contest’, Oleksiejczuk picked up where he left off and looked even better going on to smoke Gian Villante and Gadzhimurad Antigulov.

Saint Preux has had 19 UFC fights (11-8) going to war with some of the very best light heavyweights in the world which has inevitably seen him suffer losses. After a superb performance finishing Tyson Pedro with an armbar, he is now coming off two disappointing losses – a unanimous decision to Dominick Reyes and a submission to Nikita Krylov.

THE PREDICTION

The key for Saint Preux is to respect the power in Oleksiejczuk’s hands. The Pole’s striking always seems to be underestimated, but he has a touch of death capable of a knockout from awkward angles.

If Saint Preux does not game plan to avoid his hands he could easily become Oleksiejczuk’s 11th knockout victim. However, it is hard to see someone of the calibre and experience of Saint Preux losing three in a row and he is likely to call upon his impeccable grappling to tie Oleksiejczuk up and wrap up a submission.

Winner: Saint Preux via Submission

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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