MMA Preview – Modestas Bukauskas vs Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC 260

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MODESTAS BUKAUSKAS VS MICHAL OLEKSIEJCZUK FACTS

When is UFC 260? Sunday 28th March, 2021 - 00:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC 260? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC 260? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events

What channel is UFC 260 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC 260? 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+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!

MODESTAS BUKAUSKAS VS MICHAL OLEKSIEJCZUK LOWDOWN

Modestas Bukauskas (11-3) is coming off his first loss in eight fights and it was a devastating knockout at the hands of Jimmy Crute. It came after his very impressive UFC debut three months prior last year when he notched his fifth knockout in a row after elbowing Andreas Michailidis out of the octagon door.

Fellow knockout artist, Michal Oleksiejczuk (14-4(1)) is also coming off a loss to Crute. He met him over a year ago and the Aussie exploited the holes in his ground game by securing a kimura in the first round. This came after Ovince Saint Preux (OSP) also displaying his superior submission game with a vintage Von Flue choke. These losses snapped a blistering 12-fight unbeaten run, but they were to two of the most dangerous grapplers in the division.

MODESTAS BUKAUSKAS VS MICHAL OLEKSIEJCZUK PREDICTION

It is hard to see this fight being anything other than fireworks. They both have ferocious power in their hands and they do not need to make much contact to put someone to sleep. Bukauskas does not quite have the submission prowess as Crute and OSP so he is likely to back himself on the feet and this is when the fireworks will ignite.

They both have the power and the technique to land a knockout at any point of the fight, but we give Oleksiejczuk the slight edge considering his proven experience at a higher level and the damage Bukauskas took in his last outing.

Prediction: Oleksiejczuk via KO/TKO - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)

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