The next UFC event showcases a great betting matchup between some top-quality fighters out of the middleweight division. The fight to check out is between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland.
These two will battle for position within the middleweight division, as they both are near the top 10. Look for this battle to be an explosive matchup, as they each need a win to cover ground in a stacked division With all that in mind, let’s take a closer look at both fighters so you can bet against their UFC odds.
MMA Betting Analysis for Hall vs. Strickland
Main Event Breakdown
- Date: Sat, Jul 31, 8:00 PM
- Venue: UFC Apex
- Watch on: ESPN
Uriah “Primetime” Hall (18-9-0)
Hall is returning to the octagon with a four-fight winning streak. His last battle was a first-round TKO against Chris Weidman, which everyone knows about the ugly leg injury that put him out in 17 seconds.
Looking at what he has accomplished so far, his fighting resume reveals that he has 13 wins by knockout, one by submission, and three by decision.
He strikes with accuracy at 51 percent and has a grappling accuracy at 38 percent. He delivers roughly 3.34 significant strikes each minute and takes on 3.54.
Hall even has a respectable takedown defense coming in at 69 percent and defends against significant strikes with a defense at 53 percent. In addition, he has been able to average 0.67 takedowns in every 15 minutes of action.
Sean “Tarzan” Strickland (23-3-0)
Strickland finally gets a test that fans have been wanting to see for a while. His upcoming battle with Hall should complement what he has been able to do, assuming he can continue to add onto his four-fight winning streak.
Looking at what he has accomplished inside the octagon, his fighting resume is constructed of 10 wins by knockout, four by submission, and nine by decision.
He strikes with accuracy at a modest 39 percent and has a grappling accuracy at 60 percent. He delivers 5.14 significant strikes each minute but also only takes on 3.64.
Strickland defends against takedowns at 82 percent and defends against significant strikes with a defense at 67 percent. He has also been able to throw in 1.14 takedowns per 15 minutes of action.
Odds for Main Event
The betting market is showing this battle to slightly favor Strickland. MyBookie has their latest odds currently placed at:
*odds are subject to changes
Potential Winning Pick
Each fighter makes a strong case for why they should be able to win this matchup. Hall is currently the eighth-best fighter in that division while Strickland comes in at 11th.
Hall is a bit older and one could argue that he is slightly leaving his prime. However, try telling him that to his face and stop one of his explosive strikes like he has the last four battles.
Strickland has a great opportunity to show exactly how good he is. By knocking out Hall, he will let the division know that he is the real deal.