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UFC Fight Island 7 Betting Prediction: Dusko Todorovic vs. Punahele Soriano

by Cole Paganelli | January 13, 2021 |

Setting the tone for the main event will be an excellent matchup in the upcoming UFC event. For this battle, you will get to see two undefeated fighters in Punahele Soriano and Dusko Todorovic. 

Date: Sat, Jan 16, 2:00 PM

Venue: Flash Forum

Watch on: ABC

The Fighters 

Punahele Soriano (7-0-0)

Soriano is currently on a seven fight, undefeated winning streak. His most recent victory was back in December of 2019 against Oskar Piechota. 

His fighting resume shows that he has four wins by knockout, two by submission, and one by decision. Out of his seven fights, he has six first round finishes with a combination of knockouts and submissions. 

“Story Time” only has two UFC fights on his resume but has a striking accuracy at 42 percent and a grappling accuracy at 80 percent. He lands 3.99 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.41. This is a solid ratio, without having to sacrifice any aggressiveness. 

Soriano has a significant strike defense at 46 percent and nothing for a takedown defense. He also averages 3.28 takedowns per 15 minutes. 

Dusko Todorovic (10-0-0)

Todorovic steps into this matchup with a 10 fight, undefeated winning streak on the line. His most recent victory was a TKO back in October of 2020 against Dequan Townsend. 

His fighting resume shows that he has six wins by knockout, three by submission, and one by decision. Out of his 10 wins, he also has seven first round finishes with a combined effort of knockouts and submissions. 

He only has two UFC fights on his resume so far but has managed to have a striking accuracy at 67 percent and a grappling accuracy at six percent. He lands 8.04 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 5.25. This ratio is positive and somewhat on the high side so he will need to defend better going forward

Todorovic does not yet have a takedown defense but has a significant defense at 44 percent. He also averages 0.65 takedowns per 15 min. 

Odds For This Event 

The market is showing this one being close to a coin flip. For the moneyline, BetDSI has the odds currently placed at:

Soriano: +133

Todorovic: -161

*odds are subject to changes 

Free Betting Pick 

Both of these fighters have earned their way to an undefeated record. This will unfortunately come to an end for one of them. 

They both stack up well on paper and have the stats to back up any claims. You could almost take a coin flip here to decide the winner, but there are some things that stick out. 

Soriano has a very solid all around performance to his fight game as well as Todorovic. However, Todorovic slightly edges him out when it comes to taking the fight to someone and being the aggressor.  

Overall, this will either end quickly with one knocking the other out or we will see a long distance striking match. 

Spooky Express Free Pick: Todorovic wins via knockout, at -161

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