UFC on ESPN 9 Betting: Daniel Rodriguez vs. Gabriel Green Odds & Pick
UFC betting sites favor Daniel Rodriguez to beat Gabriel Green at UFC Fight Night 176 on May 30, 2020, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Rodriguez vs. Green Betting Odds
Betting Daniel Rodriguez
D-Rod will be the favorite for this match, per the best online sportsbooks. Rodriguez enters with an 11-1 record. He has won 55% of his fights by knockout. Rodriguez has won his last seven fights. He is coming off a February win over Tim Means. It was an impressive second-round submission. Rodriguez has finished 10 of his 11 career victories. He is averaging 6.65 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 45%. Rodriguez averages 2.54 takedowns with an accuracy of 80%.
This is Rodriguez’s third fight since December. A win would certainly set him apart. Even though he has four submission victories, Rodriguez is really a striker with a powerful left hand. Rodriguez is most effective standing up, but he can all over the places at times and has difficulty finding his range. Some might argue that Rodriguez is a little green at this point in his career. On the other hand, winning is winning, so it doesn’t matter if his pulling victories out of his ass. This will be Rodriguez’s second career fight in Las Vegas.
Betting Gabriel Green
Green is going to be the underdog – or rather deer in the headlights – for this one, according to the UFC betting sites. Kevin Holland was expected to face Rodriguez, but an undisclosed injury that has forced him to withdraw. One might think that having just fought at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris on May 16, 2020, could have had something to do with his injury. However, Holland made very short work of Anthony Hernandez, so unless he broke a hand on Hernandez’s face, that can’t be it. The 27-year-old was aiming to join the exclusive club of fighters to pick up two UFC wins in a 14-day period.
Holland picked up a first-round TKO finish over Anthony Hernandez at UFC on ESPN 8 on May 16. Trail Blazer was a guest on last week’s What the Heck and confirmed his desire to return to the octagon at 185 or 170. “Sorry to everyone who was looking forward to the scrap,” Holland said on Instagram. “I’ve done this rehab before and I hope to run through it as I did the last time. We will be back. First thing’s first, getting back healthy.”
Following reports that Holland was taken off the card, questions abounded regarding the possible replacements for the fight. The event is scheduled to take place in the UFC Apex Facility in Las Vegas, pending sanctioning from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The card features fan-friendly bouts, but with barely any title implications other than the main event. After two weeks off, the UFC will be looking to return with a strong outing. Green, a former BELLATOR alumni, looks to leave a mark in his first UFC contest. Coming off six consecutive finishes, Gabriel Green will be eager to prolong his streak. As Holland’s replacement, Green will be making his promotional debut, fighting for the first time since August 2018. He is 9-2 as a professional, including wins in his last six fights.
Rodriguez vs. Green Prediction:
Green has a deadly finish rate and has encountered a wide array of different styles in his 9-2 career, during the course of which he is yet to go the distance. All things considered, though, users of the UFC betting sites have to consider that Green will be fighting on a very, very, very short notice. Even if Holland fought a couple of weeks ago, he knew he was facing Rodriguez. D-Rod didn’t know he would face Green, but he at least knew he was going to compete.