MMA Preview – Thomas Almeida vs Jonathan Martinez at UFC Fight Island 6
THOMAS ALMEIDA VS JONATHAN MARTINEZ FACTS
When is UFC Fight Island 6? Saturday 18th October, 2020 - 22:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Fight Island 6? Flash Forum, Fight Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Island 6? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators
What channel is UFC Fight Island 6 on? BT Sport 2
Where can I stream UFC Fight Island 6? 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!
THOMAS ALMEIDA VS JONATHAN MARTINEZ LOWDOWN
Thomas Almeida (21-3) emerges for the first time since January 2018. He has been left on the side lines stewing over three losses in his last four fights. His hype train was at full speed after winning his first four UFC fights all via knockout to take his unbeaten record to a staggering 20-0. However, he then met Cody Garbrandt suffering a taste of his own medicine, but he bounced back with another TKO over Albert Morales. He then went on to get outpointed by Jimmie Rivera and then ate a head kick from Rob Font to suffer his third loss and now he is desperate to get that winning feeling back.
Almeida was scheduled to return against Alejandro Perez but as he tested positive for COVID-19, Jonathan Martinez (12-3) has stepped up and the fight has been pushed forward a week. Martinez is coming off the seventh knockout of his career against Frankie Saenz back in August which came in response to losing a split decision to Andre Ewell.
THOMAS ALMEIDA VS JONATHAN MARTINEZ PREDICTION
This should be fireworks. Seven out of Martinez’ 12 wins and 17 out of Almeida’s 21 have come via knockout so we know what to expect. Almeida has also won a ‘performance of the night’ in all of his UFC wins so if he arrives to Fight Island with confidence you have to back him for another bonus.
However, we do not know how he will turn up especially as he is in the unfamiliar territory of losing two in a row and Martinez will pounce on any opportunity to pull the trigger and capitalize if Almeida is hesitant to throw.
That said, we are backing Almeida to show up and even just a few glimpses of the old Almeida will be enough to add to the highlight reel.
Prediction: Almeida via KO/TKO