UFC 251 Betting Preview and Free Play: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry

by Tyler Vaysman | July 8, 2020 |

A key fight to look forward to watching will be present in the next UFC 251 event, specifically in the prelims. Two featherweights, Makwan Amirkhani and Danny Henry will be battling it out in this showdown. 

  • Date: Saturday , July 11, 7:00 PM
  • Venue: UFC Fight Island
  • Watch on: ESPN

The Fighters 

Makwan Amirkhani (15-4-0)

Amirkhani is coming into this fight looking to make a statement. So far he has had a great resume built, with 10 wins by submission, 4 by decision, and 1 by knockout. 

“Mr. Finland” has a striking accuracy at 50 percent and a grappling accuracy at 48 percent. He lands 1.75 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 1.60. Nothing too crazy here but he has some very solid numbers. 

Amirkhani has a takedown defense at 57 percent and a significant strike defense at 60 percent. He also averages 3.84 takedowns and 1.60 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Danny Henry (12-3-0)

Henry is also coming into this fight trying to make some noise for himself. He has a solid resume with 5 wins by knockout, 5 by submission, and 2 by decision. 

“The Hatchet” has a striking accuracy at 53 percent and a grappling accuracy at 33 percent. He lands 5.85 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 4.84. This ratio is solid, but he could use a little more defending here. 

Henry has a takedown defense at 67 percent and a significant strike defense at 45 percent. He also averages 0.89 takedowns and 2.66 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Odds For This Event 

The consensus for this fight is very consistent across the board. BetOnline has the odds currently placed at:

Amirkhani: -192

Henry: +167

*odds are subject to changes 

Potential Winning Pick 

Looking into this fight, both of them are highly motivated to win this and keep having success in the UFC. When viewing the odds, can they be justified for this one?

Henry is a great striker and loves to keep the tempo up at a fast pace. However, his defenses are a little worrisome especially if he goes up against a good striker. 

Amirkhani seems to be balanced offensively, but does not appear to land many significant strikes to make a big difference. His defenses are a little lacking but he seems to rely mostly on the ground game. 

Spooky Express Free Pick: Amirkhani wins via submission 

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