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UFC 250 Betting Analysis: Jussier Formiga vs. Alex Perez Odds & Tips

Jussier Formiga vs. Alex Perez Betting Preview - UFC 250

The best USA sportsbooks favor Alex Perez in his match against Jussier Formiga at UFC 250 on June 6th, 2020, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. This could very well be a ground-based battle, as both of these fighters are as good at defending the takedown as anyone on the roster. Formiga for example repels 86% of shoots, and Perez 87%.

Alex Perez vs. Jussier Formiga UFC 250 Money Line

FighterOdds
Jussier Formiga+105
Alex Perez-135


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Betting Jussier Formiga at UFC 250

The Antman is the underdog as established by the best online sportsbooks. Formiga competed at the last UFC show on March 14. He lost a decision to Brandon Moreno. The Brazilian vet has wins over the likes of Deiveson Figueiredo and Sergio Pettis, and is looking to end a two-fight losing streak. Formiga is ranked No. 4 in the division and has a 23-7 career record, as well as 9-6 in the UFC. The Brazilian is a true jiu-jitsu-er, with none of those 23 wins coming by KO, whereas he has 10 stoppages by submission. Despite losing his last two fights to Joseph Benavidez and Brandon Moreno, he’s still in the picture for a shot at the flyweight title.

Betting Alex Perez at UFC 250

The Team Omaya fighter is the best USA sportsbooks’ favorite. Perez is coming off a Performance of the Night-worthy submission win over Jordan Espinosa in January. That was the first bonus of his UFC career, but not the last if he has his way. As a matter of fact, he said he would like to secure another post-fight bonus check for his bout with Formiga. “I’m always looking for the finish, whether it’s on the feet (or) on the ground,” Perez said. “So I’m going to be coming forward. I’m going to be attacking from every which way. Not scared to take this guy down, I’m not scared to stand with him. I’m looking for a finish, I’m looking to get another ‘Fight of the Night’ performance, make some extra money, and then move on to the next [and] hopefully fight in August.”

Formiga is ranked in the top five and has a win over title challenger Deiveson Figueiredo, but Perez isn’t sweating where a win puts him in the division. He simply plans to remain active until he gets all the way to the tippy-top. “There are also guys up there, as well,” Perez added. “You got Pantoja, you got Moreno, you got all those guys, Figueiredo, you got Benavidez – I mean, we’re still without a champion. So, to me, I’m not really worried about what happens. Like I said, when I win this fight, then it’s on to the next one. Whether it’s No. 1 contender or whether I have to fight a few more times to get it, it doesn’t matter to me. Just better for me, I guess. I get to rack up more checks.”

This will be another chance for Perez to test his mettle against a high-ranked flyweight in Jussier Formiga at the June 6th UFC card. The 28-year-old Californian is on a two-fight winning streak, a decision over Mark De La Rosa and a first-round arm-triangle choke finish over Jordan Espinosa in January. Perez is 5-1 in the UFC following a successful appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2017, suffering his only octagon loss to flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez. Perez is the No. 9 flyweight and is 23-5 in MMA and 5-1 since debuting in the UFC. He has 11 career stoppages, seven of which have been submissions. He’s also the busier fighter, averaging 4.48 significant strikes per minute and 3.47 takedowns per 15 minutes.

Our Pick:

Perez is younger, and has the momentum as well as the motivation. Users of the best USA sportsbooks can expect him to win by submission or by unanimous decision.