MMA Preview – Mirsad Bektic vs Dan Ige at UFC 247

THE FACTS

When is UFC 247? Sunday 8th February, 2020 - 00:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC 247? Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

What channel is UFC 247 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC 247? 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 247? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two up and coming featherweights provide a great match-up in Houston as Mirsad Bektic takes on Dan Ige.

Bektic suffered the first loss of his career in 2017 against Darren Elkins but he was cruising before getting caught and finished late in the third round. The Bosnian bounced back with two good wins – a TKO over Godofredo Pepey and a split decision over Ricardo Lamas but he is coming off his second TKO loss which was to Josh Emmett.

Ige also only has two losses on his record and after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Julio Arce back in 2018, Ige has re-surged with four wins on the bounce. He finished Mike Santiago before earning a unanimous decision over Jordan Griffin and then went on to submit Danny Henry and earn another decision over Kevin Aguillar.

THE PREDICTION

This fight promises to be as close as the fights suggest. They are very evenly matched and extremely well-rounded. Their skills could cancel each other out to create a scrappy decision and if Bektic can enforce his will on Ige with his grappling he can avoid enough damage to take home the win.

Winner: Bektic via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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