UFC on ESPN 29: ‘Cannonier vs. Gastelum’ Preston’s Precise Picks+Best Bet

UFC is hitting us with a 12-fight card that is sure to excite any mma fan!

Our attention turns to a Featherweight fight between Austin Lingo (8-1) versus Luis Saldana (15-6). Lingo is 1-1 under the UFC brand with his last fight being a win by Unanimous Decision. He tends to leave himself open and has taken 3.17 significant strikes per minute. Lingo is only averaging one takedown per fight while Saldana has only defended takedowns inside the octagon.

Saldana is 2-0 under the UFC brand and his first win was an impressive finish by KO/TKO; where he did not let up. That is the killer instinct in a fighter you want when you are placing a wager. Saldana’s next fight was against a brutally tough Jordan Griffin where Saldana went the distance and won by Unanimous Decision.

This is going to be a fast tempo fight with a lot of different looks. Saldana lands more significant strikes with a higher accuracy. Also with a 64% and only absorbing 1.79 significant strikes per minute. I am rolling with the more accurate striker here with better overall optics. Another nugget is Saldana fights out of the MMA Lab which is pushing some major contenders into the octagon. Something to be on the lookout for.

Preston’s Best Bet: Luis Saldana ML (-122)

Categories MMATags ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close