Petr Yan vs. José Aldo UFC 251 Betting Pick, Odds and Best Bets
USA betting sites favor Petr Yan over José Aldo at UFC 251 on July 12, 2020, at the UFC Fight Island facility on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo UFC 251 Betting Odds
Betting Jose Aldo
This is the underdog as foretold by the best online sportsbooks. Aldo enters with a 28-6 record. He has won 61% of his fights by knockout. Aldo has split his last 10 fights. He is coming off a December loss to Marlon Moraes. Aldo averages 3.47 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 44%. He is averaging 0.64 takedowns with an accuracy of 65%. Aldo is coming off a split decision loss at UFC 245 in his bantamweight debut. His opponent was a more accurate striker and had a takedown.
Aldo has lost consecutive fights and four of his last six fights. He nears 34 years of age. His halcyon days may be long behind him. Aldo is a black belt in BJJ. He has a background in Muay Thai. Aldo is mostly known for his striking power and leg kicks. Three of his last six wins have come by knockout. Aldo is also one of the better-conditioned fighters. That has allowed him to win 10 of his 12 career decisions. He has a takedown defense percentage of 91. Aldo gets to fight where he feels most comfortable. That has led to a Hall of Fame career. This will be Aldo’s first career fight in Abu Dhabi.
Betting Petr Yan
No Mercy is the favorite or so betting site sayeth. Yan enters with a 14-1 record. He has won 50% of his fights by decision. Yan has won his last nine straight fights. He is coming off a December win over Urijah Faber. Yan averages 5.65 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 46%. He is averaging 1.73 takedowns with an accuracy of 53%. Yan is 6-0 with the UFC. He is coming off an outing where he earned the performance of the night honors at UFC 245. Yan almost kicked his opponent’s head off in the third round, finishing a fight he dominated all the way to that point.
Yan is a tough Russian with a strong chin and willing to trade punches. He has mowed down the competition so far. Yan grew up fighting in the streets. He comes from a deep boxing background which he learned from his brother. That has been his fighting style throughout his career. He keeps his hands up, walks down his opponent, and follows up his jab with a strong right. Yan has a dangerous elbow. He likes to throw it in the clinch. Moreover, his opponents have to watch his legs after his last fight. Yan is possibly on his feet in his division. He’s gotta as his chances provided he avoids the ground. This will be Yan’s first career fight in Abu Dhabi.
Petr Yan vs. José Aldo UFC 251 Pick
Aldo has been on the losing end more often than not as of late. But you can never sleep on a champion as well as one of the best fighters ever. That makes these betting sites’ big plus money odds sort of a head-scratcher. Aldo is going to have a comfortable night standing up on his feet and has the advantage on the floor if the bout goes there. On the other hand, you don’t go lightly about betting against Yan. His boxing style many is just too hard to match up against. Yan is very polished when he is on his feet. It’s rather difficult to see someone, anyone in this division getting the best of him.