UFC Fight Night APEX Vegas #6 Betting Preview and Free Play: Beneil Dariush vs. Scott Holtzman

by Tyler Vaysman | August 2, 2020 |

A great betting opportunity is heading your way with the next UFC event. On the main card, you can watch lightweights Beneil Dariush and Scott Holtzman as both fighters will put on an excellent show. 

  • Date: Saturday, August 8
  • Venue: UFC APEX
  • Watch on: ESPN+

The Fighters 

Beneil Dariush (18-4-1)

Dariush is currently ranked 14th in the lightweight division. His fighting resume shows that he has 4 wins by knockout, 8 by submission, and 6 by decision. 

He has a striking accuracy at 49 percent and a grappling accuracy at 34 percent. He lands 3.87 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.65. This ratio is a good example of balance. 

Dariush has a takedown defense at 80 percent and a significant strike defense at 60 percent. He also averages 1.80 takedowns and 1.10 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Scott Holtzman (14-3-0)

Holtzman has been great thus far into the lightweight division. His fighting resume shows that he has 5 wins by knockout, 2 by submission, and 7 by decision. 

“Hot Sauce” has a striking accuracy at 50 percent and a grappling accuracy of 60 percent. He lands 4.52 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 3.33. This ratio is also good, but he needs to defend a little more going forward. 

Holtzman has a takedown defense at 66 percent and a significant strike defense at 55 percent. He also averages 2.23 takedowns and 0.21 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Odds For This Event 

The market has been steady on the odds for this one. BetOnline has the odds currently placed at:

Dariush: -147

Holtzman: +127

*odds are subject to changes 

Potential Winning Pick 

The matchup for this one has a compelling argument to be made on both sides. Are the odds justified or is the market overreacting?

Dariush has an all around fight game here. He has solid defenses as well as great offensive numbers. However, his accuracy in both grappling and strikes could be better and I believe this fight will result in who is more accurate. 

Holtzman has a similar resume to Dariush, but his defense is on the lower side of things. I like his ability to be aggressive on his significant strikes and still defend at a moderate level. He should have the advantage if he can stay aggressive. 

Spooky Express Free Pick: Holtzman wins via TKO

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