UFC Fight Night 226: Gomis vs Ghemmouri 09/02/2023 – William Gomis takes on Yanis Ghemmouri in a three-round featherweight encounter that is part of the UFC Fight Night 226 main card on Saturday, September 2, at the Accor Arena in Paris, France. Gomis seeks to stretch his two-fight winning streak in the UFC as he faces Ghemmouri, who is making his debut in the promotion after successful stints in various independent MMA circuits around the world. ESPN+ will broadcast the matches live for US-based subscribers while TNT Sports will feature the clash for TV viewers in the United Kingdom.
UFC Fight Pass will deliver the encounter for Internet subscribers. Gomis and Ghemmouri were not originally scheduled to fight each other but they were paired eventually after their original foes encountered pre-fight issues that caused them to pull out of their scheduled matches. Sports oddsmakers are placing Gomis as the favorite in this matchup as he has proven in this promotion that he can step up to the plate and win fights.
UFC Fight Night 226: Gomis vs Ghemmouri 09/02/2023
|Saturday, September 2, 2023 3:00 PM ET
|Accor Arena, Paris France
|ESPN+ (US), TNT Sports (UK)
|UFC Fight Pass
UFC Fight Night 226: Gomis vs Ghemmouri 09/02/2023 Odds
Gomis (12-2, 2-0 UFC) has figured in close decisions in his first two UFC fights but has done enough to take home the victory. The fighter known as “The Jaguar” outclassed Jarno Errens by majority decision and edged Franis Marshall by split decision. He seeks to stretch his winning streak against Ghemmouri in an opportunity to rise up the featherweight rankings once more. The six-foot Gomis was initially slated to fight Lucas Almeida but the latter pulled out due to a “medical issue.” Due to this, the UFC decided to pit Gomis and Ghemmouri. The 26-year-old fighter stakes his 10-fight winning streak against Ghemmouri, who has fought in various fight circuits around the world before making his debut in the UFC.
Gomis has recorded seven finishes in his career, including six knockouts and one submission win. He also has five decision victories under his belt. He has landed 39% of the significant strike he attempted at an average of 1.97 per minute. Gomis has absorbed 1.17 strikes per minute and has defended 81% of those strike attempts. In terms of grappling, Gomis has normed 1.5 takedowns per 15 minutes at an accuracy rate of 60%. He has defended 71% of the takedown attempts against him but he has not yet locked up any submission attempt in his first two fights inside the octagon.
Ghemmouri (12-1) will make his debut inside the octagon after having a successful stint in various independent circuits around the world. The fighter known as “The Desert Warrior” was initially scheduled to lock horns with Caolan Loughran in a three-round bantamweight encounter. However, there were pre-fight issues surrounding Muin Gafurov (visa) and Lucas Almeida (medical) and the UFC decided to pair Loughran with Taylor Lapilus, then placed Ghemmouri into a clash with William Gomis.
Ghemmouri has recorded three knockouts and four submission victories in his career and has decisioned five other fighters. His only defeat was to Steve Polifonte via triangle submission eight years ago. He was a standout in the Brave Combat Federation before he signed a deal with the UFC. He has beaten Vladislav Novitsky (split decision), Bair Shtepin (TKO-2) and Mehmosh Raza (KO-2) in the promotion to keep his unbeaten streak intact. The Lyon native steps inside the octagon on a nine-fight winning streak and he will look to extend it in his match against the equally talented Gomis.
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Gomis vs Ghemmouri Betting Picks
Online experts that focus on MMA fight predictions tab Gomis as the favorite in his encounter with Ghemmouri due to his experience inside the octagon. Both fighters will stake their winning streaks in this matchup but Gomis has the advantage due to his familiarity with the cage. However, Ghemmouri can negate this by his energy as he has shown this in his last two bouts where he has knocked out his opponents. This fight can bring excitement to hometown fans as both fighters are determined to secure a victory to propel their UFC careers to a higher level.