UFC 251 Betting Preview and Free Play: Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo

by Tyler Vaysman | July 6, 2020 |

If you are looking for an excellent betting opportunity and a great fight, then look no further than this one. This bantamweight title bout will be between Petr Yan and Jose Aldo on the main card. 

  • Date: Saturday, July 11, 9:00 PM
  • Venue: UFC Fight Island
  • Watch on: PPV

The Fighters

Petr Yan (14-1-0)

Yan is currently ranked 3rd in the bantamweight division and is on a 9 fight winning streak. His fighting record shows him having 6 wins by knockout, 7 by decision, and 1 by submission. 

“No Mercy” has a striking accuracy at 46 percent and a grappling accuracy at 53 percent. He lands 5.65 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 3.15. This ratio is a great example of a striker that knows how to land hits and defend well. 

Yan has a high takedown defense at 88 percent and a significant strike defense at 68 percent. He also averages 1.73 takedowns and 0.22 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Jose Aldo (28-6-0)

Aldo is currently ranked 6th in the bantamweight division with 7 historic title defenses. His resume shows that he has 17 wins by knockout, 10 by decision, and 1 by submission. 

He has a striking accuracy at 44 percent and a grappling accuracy of 65 percent. He lands 3.47 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 3.18. This ratio is a solid 1 to 1 here. 

He has a high takedown defense at 92 percent and a significant strike defense at 65 percent. Aldo also averages 0.64 takedowns and 0.15 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Odds For This Event 

The market has a few ups and downs for this fight but the consensus is about the same. BookMaker has the odds currently placed at:

Yan: -230

Aldo:+179

*odds are subject to changes 

Potential Winning Pick 

The two of these fighters have had tremendous success and look to continue on the trend. However, one of them presents an interesting side here. 

Yan is an aggressive striker and lands a great ratio for significant strikes. Aldo has been around for a long time and has the experience needed to succeed. 

With this in mind, I like Yan here for this one. He seems to have more of a complete package to his game and looks to prove himself to be at the top of the division. 

Spooky Express Free Pick: Yan wins via decision 

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