Seeking a good bet to place on a UFC event? This next one has a fight you should take a look at. As part of the main card you will find Featherweights Jimmie Rivera and Cody Stamann.
- Date: Wednesday, July 15, 9:00 PM
- Venue: UFC Fight Island
- Watch on: ESPN
Jimmie Rivera (22-4-0)
Rivera has had a lot of success fighting in the featherweight division. His resume shows that he has 16 wins by decision, 4 by knockout, and 2 by submission.
“El Terror” has a striking accuracy at 40 percent and a grappling accuracy at 24 percent. He lands 4.10 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 3.88. Tho ratio is solid here but he could defend better.
Rivera has a high takedown defense at 95 percent and a significant strike defense at 61 percent. He also averages 0.70 takedowns every 15 minutes of fight time.
Cody Stamann (19-2-1)
Stamann has also had great success in the featherweight division. His record shows that he has 11 wins by decision, 6 by knockout, and 2 by submission.
“Spartan” has a striking accuracy at 49 percent and a grappling accuracy at 49 percent. He lands 4.51 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 3.17. This is a little better ratio than what Rivera has here.
Stamann has a pretty good takedown defense at 85 percent and a significant strike defense at 65 percent. He also averages 3.34 takedowns for every 15 minutes of fight time.
Odds For This Event
The market has a fairly consistent view for this one. BetOnline has their odds currently placed at:
*odds are subject to changes
Potential Winning Pick
As these two featherweights battle it out, you can expect to catch a great fight. However, are these odds justified here?
Rivera has had a long career full of decision victories. He has a well balanced fight approach and really earns his points. However, he has not really defended against significant strikes that well and could show a weak spot against a good striker.
Stamann is coming off a unanimous decision win over Kelleher. He also has a well balanced fighting style. He sometimes does not defend well against the significant strike either.
Overall, I like the odds that Stamann has here. He has a better overall fighting package and could earn more points if the fight goes to a decision.
Spooky Express Free Play – Cody Stamann wins via decision
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