MMA Preview – Shana Dobson vs Casey O’Neill at UFC Vegas 19

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SHANA DOBSON VS CASEY O’NEILL FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 19? Saturday 20th February, 2021 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 19? UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 19? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events

What channel is UFC Vegas 19 on? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 19? 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!

SHANA DOBSON VS CASEY O’NEILL LOWDOWN

Shana Dobson (4-4) TKO’d Ariel Beck on her UFC debut after the Ultimate Fighter series in 2017 but she just did not look UFC calibre losing three fights in a row losing unanimous decisions to Lauren Mueller and Sabina Mazo before getting knocked out by Priscilla Cachoeira. She then seemed to be fed to the new prospect in the division, Mariya Agapova and was a huge underdog, but she shocked the world weathering the storm and finishing her in the second round with the second knockout of her career.

She welcomes unbeaten newcomer Casey O’Neill (5-0) to the octagon and will be the underdog again. That is because O’Neill has not really been troubled so far in her career. She picked up her first four wins for the Eternal MMA promotion in Australia and is coming off a brilliant knockout over Christina Stelliou at UAE Warriors 23.

SHANA DOBSON VS CASEY O’NEILL PREDICTION

This is a great opportunity for O’Neill. Dobson is coming off the biggest win of her career, but this is a good stylistic match-up for her. They both do not have a ton of experience, but Dobson’s UFC fights will be very valuable here.

Dobson is a good striker and will be full of confidence going into this bout. She will hope O’Neill stands and trades and she has the confidence to oblige training at Tiger Muay Thai, but she also has the takedown in her locker with fierce ground-and-pound. We expect O’Neill to come out aggressive and hunt a quick finish by shooting in for a takedown and wrapping up a submission.

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