MMA Preview – Modestas Bukauskas vs Andreas Michailidis at UFC ON ESPN 13

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THE FACTS

When is UFC ON ESPN 13? Thursday 16th July, 2020 – 02:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC ON ESPN 13? Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi

What channel is UFC ON ESPN 13 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC ON ESPN 13? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, UFC ON ESPN 13 will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

Where can I get tickets for UFC ON ESPN 13? This event will be held without spectators

THE LOWDOWN

Modestas Bukauskas is a Lithuanian light heavyweight who brings a 10-2 record into his UFC debut. After two consecutive defeats in 2016 followed by some 20 months of inactivity, Bukauskas has responded by putting together a six-fight win streak in Cage Warriors and his last four wins have all come via knockout so he has good confidence ahead of his UFC debut.

Andreas Michailidis is five years older than Bukauskas and carries a 12-3 record into what is also his UFC debut so he too will be desperate to impress on Fight Island. The Greek has a similarly strong recent record with seven wins from his last eight fights with his last five wins all coming via knockout.

THE PREDICTION

This is a fascinating fight between heay-hitting UFC debutants with Lithuanian Modestas Bukauskas having off against Greek Andreas Michailidis in the light heavyweight division. Both are enjoying good win streaks and come into this bout with plenty of confidence. The surest outcome is that this will not go the distance with both fighters expected to be throwing haymakers right from the start. This really is a pick’em fight but the marginal preference goes to Bukauskas who has been the more active fighter in the last couple of years.

Prediction: Fight will not go the distance

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