Another fight to add to your watchlist for the UFC 250 event, is one of the middleweight bouts in the prelims. Excellent betting opportunities await in this battle that is between Charles Byrd and Maki Pitolo.
Charles Byrd (10-6-0)
Byrd is returning to the octagon after being away for nearly a year with a neck injury. His resume shows that he has 3 wins by knockout, 5 by submission, and 2 by decision.
“Kid Dynamite” has a striking accuracy of 60 percent and a grappling accuracy of 20 percent. He breaks even on his significant strikes landed and absorbed per minute. For this ratio, he delivers a 1:1 here with hits and damage taken.
He has a significant strike defense of 58 percent and a takedown defense of 57 percent. He also averages both 1.26 takedowns and submissions every 15 minutes.
Maki Pitolo (11-5-0)
Pitolo has been on the rise in the middleweight division. His resume shows that he has 6 wins by knockout, 3 by submission, and 3 by decision.
“Coconut Bombz” is coming off a loss in his first UFC debut to Callahan Potter. This will be his second attempt at a victory since being able to fight in the UFC.
Pitolo has a slight reach advantage over Byrd. Pitolos reach extends out to 75 inches while Byrd has 73. This could play a factor into if he can defend himself.
Odds For This Event
The market has been steady with their view on this fight. BetOnline has the odds placed for this one currently at:
*odds are subject to changes
Potential Winning Pick
Both of these fighters have been on a somewhat similar path and look hungry to keep moving up. The two of them are looking to end this fight quickly, but are the odds justified?
Pitolo has shown that he can do whatever it takes to get the victory. He has some pretty convincing knockout power and can end the fight quickly.
Byrd also has a similar resume to Pitolo. He has a pretty good striking accuracy and his significant strikes are on the positive side for him.
Overall, this fight should be a good one. I believe that Byrd will be able to get back on a winning streak and make the adjustments as needed.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Byrd wins via decision
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