UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan Picks
Updated: Sep 8
Options are nice. For example, I have the option of writing about how I am going to lose money betting on baseball or how how I am going to lose money betting on the UFC. I chose the latter. But don't you worry baseball I will be back soon enough with a new false sense of self confidence.
I thought it would be interesting to compare the significant strike accuracy of fighters for their upcoming bouts:
Edmen Shahbazyan (-335)
The Golden Boy is coming off 3 straight first round finishes and will be up against his toughest test in the UFC. While he is the more accurate striker, Brunson has been up against the elites in the division. A win for Shahbazyan here could propel him to a title shot.
Eric Spicely (+165)
Spicely and Perez are identical in height, reach, and UFC wins. Spicely is the more active fighter on a per minute basis while Perez tends to go further in fights. I don't expect this to go to a decision and will be looking for Spicely to land a submission win.
Kevin Holland (-225)
Holland is coming off an impressive win over Anthony Hernandez, looking to see him continue with that momentum.
Data provided by www.UFCStats.com
Lines provided by www.DraftKings.com