MMA Preview – TJ Brown vs Danny Chavez at UFC 252

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THE FACTS

When is UFC 252? Sunday 16th August, 2020 – 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC 252? UFC APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

What channel is UFC 252? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC 252? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the UFC 252 will be shown live on ESPN+ which can you sign up to here!

Where can I get tickets for UFC 252? This event will take place without spectators

THE LOWDOWN

TJ Brown earned his shot in the UFC after picking up a submission win in Dana White’s Contender Series in season three but he lost his debut fight in the Octagon to Jordan Griffin who submitted him via guillotine choke. That snapped Brown’s four-fight win streak but the submission specialist will be desperate to bounce back here and get a win in the organisation at the second attempt.

Danny Chavez is handed his UFC debut at the age of 33 and the 10-3 fighter will be desperate to take advantage of this huge opportunity. He has earned this shot by winning his last three fights in the first round via knockout so he has great confidence and momentum coming into this one. His previous seven wins all came via the judges’ scorecards so the veteran has added some punching power in recent times albeit against relatively low-quality opposition.

THE PREDICTION

TJ Brown and Danny Chavez are both relative novices at this level and they will both be desperate to get their first wins in the Octagon. Chavez is getting better with age and will be confident after winning his last three bouts via knockout. Brown has a 14-7 record and three of his defeats have been knockouts so he has question marks over his chin that Chavez will look to test. Brown’s route to victory is clearly on the ground as he has good submission skills with nine of his 14 wins coming that way. The outcomes look to be as simple as that in this one, either Brown via submission or Chavez by knockout, but the marginal preference goes to Brown’s greater experience.

Winner: Brown via submission

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