MMA Preview – Rodolfo Vieira vs Oskar Piechota at UFC Fight Night 156

THE FACTS

When is UFC Fight Night 156? Saturday 10th August, 2019 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 156? Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay

What channel is UFC Fight Night 156? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 156? 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!

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 156? https://www.ufc.com/tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Rodolfo ‘The Black Belt Hunter’ Vieira makes his UFC debut after just five fights but he enters the octagon as one of the very best Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world and Oskar Piechota is the black belt assigned to escape his clutches.

Vieira is incredibly decorated with a house full of World Championship and World Cup gold medals. He is jacked, and in his five previous fights he choked out four opponents and knocked out the other. However, he is in the UFC now and up against his toughest foe to date.

Piechota is a black belt but his skills pale in comparison to the multiple world champion. However, the Pole is also an excellent striker and only suffered the first lost of his career in his last fight against Gerald Meerschaert. He was submitted, but this was due to him being severely concussed.

THE PREDICTION

On paper, this looks like a great match-up. However, Vieira only needs one opportunity to display his higher class of grappling. Piechota needs to keep the fight on the feet at all costs as he has the clear striking advantage but Vieira’s explosiveness will enable him to get Piechota to the mat where he will mercilessly find a submission.

Winner: Vieira via Submission

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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