Two exciting middleweights will be battling it out in the early prelims for UFC 255. As the night begins, you can witness an excellent matchup. This betting opportunity can be found between Kyle Daukaus and Dustin Stoltzfus.
Date: Sat, Nov 21, 5:30 PM
Venue: UFC Apex
Watch on: ESPN 2
Betting Preview: Kyle Daukaus (9-1-0)
Daukaus is stepping into this fight after a decision loss to Brendan Allen back in June. This snapped his previous undefeated nine-fight winning streak.
His fighting resume shows that he has eight wins by submission and one by decision. Out of his nine victories, he has three submission wins that have ended in the first round.
With only two UFC fights on his resume, his striking accuracy has been at 64%, and he has had a grappling accuracy at 50%. He lands 3.40 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.17. This is a good ratio and one that would be great if he can keep it up.
Daukaus has a takedown defense at 90% and a significant strike defense at 39%. He also averages 2.50 takedowns and 2.00 submissions every 15 minutes.
Betting Preview Dustin Stoltzfus (13-1-0)
Stoltzfus is currently on a ten fight win streak and has not lost a fight since 2015. His recent victory was a first-round TKO against Joseph Pyfer back in August.
His fighting resume shows that he has two wins by knockout, five by submission, five by decision, and one by other. Out of his 13 wins, he has five first-round finishes with both knockouts and submissions.
His last fight was his first in UFC style competition for the Dana White’s Contender Series. In that bout, he had a striking accuracy at 76% and a grappling accuracy at 100%. He landed 3.68 significant strikes a minute and absorbed 2.76.
Stoltzfus could not defend against a takedown, but he defended against significant strikes at 52%. He also had a takedown of his own in the short four minutes that the fight lasted.
Daukaus vs. Stoltzfus Betting Preview
The market has this one fairly consistent across the board. For the moneyline, BookMaker has the odds currently set at:
- Daukaus: -320
- Stoltzfus: +241
*odds are subject to changes
Free Betting Pick
Both of these fighters show great potential to do some damage in this division. Still too early to tell, but this would be a great fight to gauge the readiness between these two.
For someone that does not have a knockout on his resume, Daukaus has solid accuracy and a large volume of significant strikes each minute of action. Stoltzfus is roughly the same, but his resume is a little more balanced.
Overall, this one could go the distance as both of these fighters match up well on paper. You can expect Daukaus to be the aggressive one here with his takedowns, and that should lead him to victory alone.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Daukaus wins via decision, at -320
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