Danny Henry vs. Makwan Amirkhani UFC 251 Best Bets and Picks
The best USA sportsbooks favor Makwan Amirkhani over Danny Henry at UFC 251 on July 12, 2020, at the UFC Fight Island facility on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Winner of two of his last three, Amirkhani is coming off a third-round stoppage loss to Shane Burgos in November at UFC 244.
Before that, he picked up back-to-back victories over Jason Knight and Chris Fishgold. After getting wins in his first two Octagon bouts over Daniel Teymur and Hakeem Dawodu, Henry submitted in the first round to Dan Ige in March 2019 in London.
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry Betting Odds
Betting Danny Henry
The Hatchet is the underdog of the best online sportsbooks. Henry enters with a 12-3 record. He has won 42% of his fights by submission. Henry has won nine of his last 11. He is coming off a March (2019) loss to Dan Ige. Henry averages 5.85 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 53%. He is averaging 0.89 takedowns with an accuracy of 33%. His five-fight winning streak came to an end at UFC Fight Night 147 in a first-round submission loss. That was the first time he was finished his career.
Henry hopes to avoid straight losses for the first time in his career. He is balanced and has knockout power, boxing skills, and grappling with submission ability. Can knock out his opponent on his feet. He can deliver ground and pound or scramble his way into submission. At almost 32 years of age, Henry can make some noise in this division. It all starts with a win here. This will be Henry’s first career fight in Abu Dhabi.
Betting Makwan Amirkhani
Mr. Finland is the favorite of the best USA sportsbooks. Amirkhani enters with a 15-4 record. He has won 67% of his fights by submission. Amirkhani has won six of his last eight. He is coming off a November loss to Shane Burgos. Amirkhani averages 1.60 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 47%. Amirkhani is averaging 3.39 takedowns with an accuracy of 34%. He is coming off a third-round knockout loss at UFC 244, a fight where he was dominated in from the beginning.
Amirkhani hopes to avoid consecutive losses for the first time in his career. You know what you get from Amirkhani. He comes from a deep wrestling background. He has been effective with his takedowns at the UFC level. Amirkhani wants a fight on the ground where he can position himself and find a submission hold. 10 of his 15 wins have come via submission. Amirkhani also has an amateur boxing experience. He can hold his own standing up if needed. He’s more comfortable on the canvas. This will be Amirkhani’s first career fight in Abu Dhabi.
Amirkhani is hoping to get back on track after his loss to Shane Burgos at UFC 244. Before his UFC 244 bout, the featherweight had a two-fight winning streak. He dropped Jason Knight by split decision at UFC Fight Night 130. And Chris Fishgold by submission at UFC Fight Night 153.
Amirkhani vs. Henry at UFC 251 Pick
Amirkhani is the favorite based on his experience and high-level wrestling. Henry is still a little unknown when it comes to fighting above-average fighters. And he’s coming off a loss. Having said that, Henry’s grappling skills are good enough to keep him in the fight. He has a clear advantage on his feet. With Henry’s ability, getting him as an underdog in this spot is tough to turn down. Users of the best USA sportsbooks should take Henry and the plus money.