MMA Preview – Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana at UFC 278
SEAN WOODSON VS LUIS SALDANA FACTS
When is UFC 278? Sunday 21st August, 2022 - 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC 278? Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC 278? Click here to buy tickets for UFC 278
What channel is UFC 278 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC 278? 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!
SEAN WOODSON VS LUIS SALDANA LOWDOWN
Sean Woodson (9-1) is starting to claw some stock back after Julian Erosa submitted him a couple years ago. He had just slept Terrance McKinney (2019) with a flying knee on the Contender series and earnt a unanimous decision over Kyle Bochniak (2019) on his debut. Now, he has responded to that derailing with two good wins – a split decision over Youssef Zalal (2021) and a vintage TKO over Collin Anglin (2021).
Luis Saldana (16-7) also got his chance after a brilliant knockout on the Contender Series. He TKO’d Vince Murdock and went on to earn a unanimous decision over Jordan Griffin (2021) on debut. However, Austin Lingo snapped the five-fight win streak with a unanimous decision of his own. Saldana replied in kind back in March outpointing Bruno Silva to set up this exciting match up.
SEAN WOODSON VS LUIS SALDANA PREDICTION
Saldana is a big and long featherweight, but he will be giving up a five-inch reach and three-inch height advantage. There are not many welterweights that are 6’2” let alone at featherweight, but what makes Woodson so dangerous is that he has great technique.
He is a former Golden Gloves champion and has dangerous kicks firing from a distance. Saldana has five submissions in the bank, but he is also a good striker and will not be afraid to trade with the sniper. His ego could lose him this fight as Woodson can pick him apart and break him down with his rips to the body setting up a finish.
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