The last UFC event in the month of February comes your way this Saturday afternoon with UFC Fight Night 146 (a.k.a. UFC Fight Night Prague.)
Due to ESPN’s presentation of College GameDay and coverage of the Boston College at Clemson University basketball game, the undercard of this UFC Fight Night event will be seen on ESPN2 this Saturday. This marks the first time that a live UFC event will be broadcast on ESPN’s sister station.
Undercard action begins at 11 a.m. EST, 8 a.m. PST Saturday morning, followed by the main card at 2 p.m. EST, 11 a.m. PST on ESPN+, ESPN’s subscription-based streaming platform.
Highlighting UFC Fight Night this weekend is a Light Heavyweight main event matching No. 4 contender Jan Blachowicz (23-7) and No. 6 contender Thiago Santos (20-6). Both competitors are coming off of victories in their most recent UFC appearances.
Both fighters come into this Saturday afternoon’s main event standing 6-foot-2 inches tall. Blachowicz has posted a record of 4-1 in his last five UFC appearances, including a win last time out against Nikita Krylov in the UFC Fight Night Moscow co-main event in September on UFC Fight Pass, via second-round submission.
In the other corner, Santos has also posted a 4-1 record in his last five fights, including the victory last time out vs. Jimi Manuwa in UFC 231 on Dec. 8 by second-round knockout.
The Tale of the Tape:
Blachowicz owns the advantage in both reach (78 inches to 76 inches) and leg reach (44 inches to 42.5 inches) over Santos heading into the main event.
Prediction: Blachowicz by second-round knockout.
Other fights on Saturday afternoon’s main card:
No. 15 contender Stefan Struve (28-11) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (16-6-1)[Heavyweight, co-main event]
Gian Villante (17-10) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (12-2, one no-contest) [Light Heavyweight]
No. 6 contender Liz Carmouche (11-6) vs. Lucie Pudilova (8-3) [Women’s Flyweight]
No. 9 contender John Dodson (20-10) vs. No. 14 contender Petr Yan (11-1) [Bantamweight]
Magomed Ankalev (10-1) vs. Klidson Abreu (14-2, first UFC appearance) [Light Heavyweight]
UFC Prague at a Glance:
Prelims: Saturday, 11 a.m. EST, 8 a.m. PST, ESPN2
Main Card: Saturday, 2 p.m. EST, 11 a.m. PST, ESPN+
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