MMA Preview – Niko Price vs Philip Rowe at UFC Orlando
NIKO PRICE VS PHILIP ROWE FACTS
When is UFC on ESPN 42? Sunday 4th December, 2022 - 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC on ESPN 42? Amway Center, Orlando, Florida (US)
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What channel is UFC on ESPN 42 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC on ESPN 42? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
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NIKO PRICE VS PHILIP ROWE LOWDOWN
Niko Price (15-5(2)) is finally back after his fight with Alex Oliveira over a year ago. It was a huge fight and unanimous decision win for him as his last dub was in 2019. That was that sensational upkick knockout on James Vick. However, he then got TKO’d by Vicente Luque (2020), drew with Donald Cerrone (2020) and then lost a unanimous decision to Michel Pereira (2021).
Philip Rowe (9-3) has only lost once in his last 10 fights. That came on his UFC debut losing a unanimous decision to Gabe Green (2021) at UFC 251. However, he regained all of his stock and more by going on to knock out Orion Cosce (2021) and Jason Witt back in February.
NIKO PRICE VS PHILIP ROWE PREDICTION
Price brings the fireworks in every fight but it comes with a cost neglecting his defence which is a worry when his opponent is coming off two knockouts. That said, a strong gust of wind could knock out Witt with the damage he has racked up.
Price is a significant step-up in competition regardless of his rust. He is a rangy welterweight, but Rowe is one of the longest in the division and will have a four-inch reach and three-inch height advantage.
Price must be the favourite due to Rowe’s suspect takedown defence. He is a good wrestler and we expect him to shoot in for the takedown early, but Rowe has very slick jiu-jitsu and he has the striking to capitalize on Price’s recklessness. As long as Rowe does not get lured into a brawl, he has the range and power to counter.
If Price wrestles for three rounds he could make this look easy. However, he is fighting on home soil and we could easily him bring out the fireworks and get caught.
This is tough to call and we are leaning toward Price and his wrestling to sway the judges, but Rowe holds all the value.
Prediction: Price via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)
Value Bet: Rowe to win