The co-main event on this next UFC series of fights is one to definitely add to your watch list. This heavyweight showdown consists of Ciryl Gane and Ante Delija.
- Date: Saturday, October 17, 6:00 PM
- Venue: Flash Forum
- Watch on: ESPN+
Ciryl Gane (6-0-0)
Gane is currently ranked as the 12th best fighter in the heavyweight division. His undefeated fighting resume shows that he has 2 wins by knockout, 3 by submission, and 1 by decision.
“Bon Gamin” has a striking accuracy at 49 percent and a grappling accuracy at 60 percent. He lands 5.12 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.09. If he can keep this up, this is an excellent ratio to have.
Gane has a takedown defense at 100 percent and a significant strike defense at 73 percent. He also averages 1.32 takedowns and 0.90 submissions every 15 minutes.
Ante Delija (17-3-0)
Delija is coming into this fight on a three fight win streak. His fighting resume shows that he has 6 wins by knockout, 7 by submission, and 4 by decision.
“Walking Trouble” will be making his UFC debut after accepting the fight invitation on short notice. He does not have any tracked stats yet for the UFC, but we can take a look at his resume so far.
He can handle himself in any situation he is put in. Even though he is entering this fight as a huge underdog, he is an elite fighter that has picked up excellent wins in other leagues.
Odds For This Event
The market is heavily favoring Gane for this matchup. Intertops has the odds currently set at:
*odds are subject to changes
Potential Winning Pick
Both of these fighters have some great resumes so far into their careers. With that in mind, can these odds be justified here?
Gane is coming in here as the heavy favorite. As such, he is an excellent pick here but I believe that people are underestimating his opponent just because they might not know who he is or do not care.
Deljita is not someone to take lightly, as he has more experience in this division, for other leagues, but still puts up excellent fights. I believe we will see an excellent co-main fight with a stunning underdog victory, even though he is not really an underdog.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Delija wins via decision
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