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UFC Fight Night APEX Betting Preview and Free Play: Ray Borg vs Nate Maness

by Tyler Vaysman | July 28, 2020 |

Taking a peak in the next UFC event, there is another fight with a newcomer to this octagon. Ray Borg will be taking on the new guy in Nate Maness. 

  • Date: Saturday, August 1, 5:00 PM
  • Venue: UFC APEX
  • Watch on: ESPN+

The Fighters 

Ray Borg (13-5-0)

Borg has had some steady success in the bantamweight division. His fighting resume shows that he has 1 win by knockout, 6 by submission, and 6 by decision. 

“The Tazmexican Devil” has a striking accuracy at 52 percent and a grappling accuracy at 50 percent. He lands 1.52 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 1.93. This ratio is not bad but could defend just a little better here or land more hits. 

He has a takedown defense at 47 percent and a significant strike defense at 48 percent. He also averages 3.89 takedowns and 1.04 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Nate Maness (11-1-0)

Maness is making his UFC bantamweight debut here with this fight. His fighting resume shows that he has 4 wins by knockout, 2 by submission, and 5 by decision. 

“Mayhem” does not have any official UFC stats yet to accompany his case here. He does however have a resume that we can go by to look at his tendencies. 

His only loss so far came last year due to a wicked kick to the body that got him down. Other than that, he has been dominant. He recently came off a win back in February to have some momentum going into this one. 

Odds For This Event 

The market has a fairly consistent view for this fight. BetDSI has the odds currently sitting at:

Borg: -227

Maness: +187

*odds are subject to changes 

Potential Winning Pick 

This is an excellent matchup for Borg and a good year for the newcomer in Maness. With this in mind, are these odds justified for them?

Maness has a lot to prove right out the gate. He will have a lot of motivation to make his name known in the UFC. However, can he defend against aggressive takedowns?

Borg will have his work cut out for him against Maness. He needs to keep attacking him and showing no mercy when he takes him down to the ground. I like Borg for this one if he can keep the pressure and aggressive action to Maness. 

Spooky Express Free Pick: Borg wins via decision 

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