MMA Preview – Molly McCann vs Taila Santos at UFC on ESPN 13

THE FACTS

When is UFC on ESPN 13? Thursday 16th July, 2020 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on ESPN 13? Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

What channel is UFC on ESPN 13 on? BT Sport 2

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, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

THE STATISTICS

Stats sourced via ufcstats.com
Stats sourced via Ewan Lavender's UFC Form Guide

THE LOWDOWN

The meatball returns to the octagon as Molly McCann takes on Taila Santos on Fight Island.

After that heart-breaking loss on her UFC debut in Liverpool to Gillian Robertson, she has got back to winning ways. She has responded with three unanimous decision wins over Priscila Cachoeira, Ariane Lipski and Diana Belbita to become the fourth most in form flyweight.

Santos suffered her first career loss in her last outing which was her UFC debut. She took on Italian, Mara Romero Borella and fought to a very close split decision. Despite only losing once, she slips down to #20 in the form table with no UFC wins under her belt.

THE PREDICTION

That is the question mark with Santos. She came to the UFC 15-0 but the standard of her opponents were not UFC calibre. That said, 10 of those wins have come via knockout and she is clearly a threat on the feet with a diverse arsenal.

If McCann can stay patient and keep moving to avoid that threat, she is expected to implement her game plan and overwhelm Santos with her output and mixing in takedowns and clinches.

They are both very tough and durable so we may not see a knockout, but it should be a violent scrap with McCann’s output and volume sealing a decision.

Winner: McCann via Decision

Ewan Lavender's UFC Form Guide

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