The upcoming UFC event shows off an exciting matchup that is going to be a significant betting opportunity. For the co-main event, you will be able to see Arnold Allen take on Sodiq Yusuff.
Date: Sat, Apr 10, 2:00 PM
Venue: UFC Apex
Watch on: ABC
Arnold Allen (16-1-0)
Allen has been able to put up a nine-fight winning streak dating back to 2014. His last battle was a Unanimous decision victory against Nik Lentz back in January of 2020.
His fighting resume shows that he has a balanced winning section, with five wins by knockout, four by submission, and seven by decision. He also has three first-round finishes, with two of them by knockout and one by submission.
“Almighty” has a striking accuracy of 41 percent and a grappling accuracy at 52 percent. He lands 3.19 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.00. This is a very solid ratio between these two averages, showing that he clearly out strikes his opponents.
Allen has takedown defense at 76 percent and a significant strike defense at 67 percent. He also averages 1.36 takedowns and 0.50 submissions every 15 minutes.
Sodiq Yusuff (11-1-0)
Yusuff is currently riding a six-fight winning streak that goes back to early 2018. His last encounter was a unanimous decision victory against Andre Fili back in January of 2020.
His fighting resume shows that he has six wins by knockout and five by decision. He also has put up four knockout wins that have resulted in first-round finishes.
“Super” has a striking accuracy at 49 percent but nothing yet for a grappling accuracy. He lands 6.10 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 4.06. This is a solid ratio but a little bit on the higher side for volume when looking at how many he absorbs.
Yusuff has a takedown defense at 72 percent and a significant strike defense at 58 percent. He does not yet have averages for takedowns or submissions per 15 minutes.
Allen vs. Yusuff Betting Odds & Lines
The market has this one coming in closer each day. For the moneyline, Intertops has the odds currently placed at:
Arnold Allen: +110
Sodiq Yusuff: -140
*odds are subject to changes
Free Betting Pick
This will be another interesting matchup, especially for Yusuff. Most of his opponents have been moderate strikers, but against Fili, he hit the ground three times but still ended up winning the fight.
Allen has a very good all-around performance when it comes to his fighting game and which way he can finish it. However, a majority of his fights have gone to a decision or further on after the second round to land a knockout or submission.
Expect a close and exciting bout. Overall, if this fight stays a striking match, then this one points in the favor of Yusuff. Look for this one to be a long-distance fight as well.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Sodiq Yusuff to win via decision, at -140
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