MMA Preview – Mounir Lazzez vs Ange Loosa at UFC on ESPN 34
MOUNIR LAZZEZ VS ANGE LOOSA FACTS
When is UFC on ESPN 34? Saturday 16th April, 2022 – 23:30 start (UK)
Where is UFC on ESPN 34? UFC APEX, Enterprise, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC on ESPN 34? Click here for the tickets at the O2 Arena
What channel is UFC on ESPN 34 on? BT Sport 2
Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 34? 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!
MOUNIR LAZZEZ VS ANGE LOOSA LOWDOWN
Mounir Lazzez (10-2) is pumped just to stay on the card after Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos pulled out this week. The Middle Eastern star is coming off the second loss of his career in a disappointing performance. He had an exceptional debut on Fight Island against Abdul Razak Alhassan (2020) putting on a striking clinic on his way to a unanimous decision. However, he then took on the veteran Warlley Alves who controlled him with his grappling before finishing him with a brutal body kick.
Ange Loosa (8-2) steps up on just four days’ notice. He is 2-2 in his last four losing a split decision to Jonathan Thomson (2018 - LFA), responding with a split decision of his own against Colin Lubberts (2019 – Titan FC). That was followed by an exciting Contender Series battle with Jack Della Maddalena where he fell on the wrong side of a unanimous decision, but he is coming off a good win over John Howard less than two weeks ago picking up a unanimous decision.
MOUNIR LAZZEZ VS ANGE LOOSA PREDICTION
Lazzez is obviously the favourite, but late replacements are always dangerous when they have nothing to lose especially as Loosa possesses knockout power and will not go away until the bell.
Lazzez will attempt to conduct the tempo as usual trying to pick Loosa apart from range with his jab and long kicks. Judging by his fight with Alvez, he should try and maintain the distance at all costs. Loosa is nowhere near Alves’ level, but it is a good blueprint to nullify ‘The Sniper’s’ skills.
We expect Loosa to be competitive on the feet so there is value considering the odds. However, Lazzez has had a full camp and is a top tier striker who should be able to dictate the pace and win the rounds with his output.
Prediction: Lazzez via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)
Value Bet: Loosa to win