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UFC Fight Night 277: Fernando Padilla vs Kyle Nelson 9/16/2023 Fight Prediction, Picks and Preview

UFC Fight Night 277: Padilla vs Nelson 9/16/2023 – Mixed martial arts fans never tire of anticipating exciting fights that promise explosive action, and on Mexican Independence Day Fernando Padilla and Kyle Nelson look set to deliver just that with an intense UFC encounter that promises nothing short of fireworks. Let’s dive deeper into this exciting showdown. The UFC odds to win are updated below with the latest picks and betting lines for this exciting battle. This is going to be a well-matched fight between two top fighters.

UFC Fight Night 277: Padilla vs Nelson 9/16/2023

When:Saturday, September 16, 2023 10:00 PM ET
Where:T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
TV:ESPN+ (US), BT Sport (UK)
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 277: Padilla vs Nelson 9/16/2023 Odds

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Fernando Padilla-250Kyle Nelson+200

Main Card

Fernando Padilla

Fernando Padilla has made quite an impactful journey since making his UFC debut with 15 wins and 4 losses on the record. He employs an aggressive fighting style, with 13 of Padilla’s wins resulting in finishes!

Padilla’s aggression becomes evident in the first seconds of his fights, as he promptly establishes an aggressive pace from start to finish. Although possessing a tall and long frame for his division, he often engages in close-quarter brawls instead of opting for distance advantage – choosing instead to charge forward on a straight path while using his chin for defense while unloading heavy hooks into the pocket.

Padilla stands out in 50/50 exchanges due to his durability and natural power, keeping his head on the centerline while taking hits efficiently and countering effectively. Additionally, he boasts an effective submission game; even his basic wrestling can often transition into club-and-submissions when an opponent is stunned or dropped – seizing on this opportunity quickly to secure quick submissions!

Padilla holds an edge in reach by five inches over Nelson; however, his preference for inflicting damage close to the action suggests both fighters will likely trade at close range; a risky strategy given their respective knockout power; Nelson in particular is known for his devastating strikes.

Kyle Nelson

Kyle Nelson (nicknamed “The Monster”) brings his signature brand of aggression into UFC competition at 32 years old. While he has experienced both highs and lows during his UFC tenure, his recent victory marked an end to a challenging period for him since 2019 when he won by TKO over Polo Reyes.

Nelson’s fighting style is aggressive and decisive, often seeking the finish early. Despite frequently encountering smaller opponents, Nelson compensates with an unconventional striking approach. He swings his hip, leads with his head down, and delivers strikes that one can only describe as violent.

However, Nelson’s style comes with its own set of difficulties. His defense, chin and cardio have all been focal points throughout his career, which only adds intrigue as an underdog capable of pulling off an unexpected victory.

Padilla vs Nelson Betting Numbers

Fernando Padilla
Kyle Nelson
Last FightWinWin
Weight (lbs)145154
Reach (in)N/A70″
Win by KO/TKO33%36%
Win by Submission53%29%
Strikes landed per minute N/A2.34
Striking accuracy N/A32%
Striking absorbed per minute N/A6.56
Striking defense N/A48%
Takedown average N/A1.53
Takedown accuracy N/A20%
Takedown defense N/A50%
Submission average N/A3.05

Padilla vs Nelson Betting Picks

Padilla’s defense has come under scrutiny, while Nelson brings incredible power. Given these factors, there’s every chance Nelson could cause havoc during this matchup – though Padilla remains the favorite, Nelson can often bring unexpected results making him an attractive option for those seeking value bets.

While Nelson may possess some wrestling techniques, we predict that most of this fight will remain standing. This sets up for an extremely intense and compelling contest; Padilla could use his diversity and volume advantage to tilt the judges toward his favor.

As these two warriors step into the octagon, fans can expect an explosive contest showcasing the raw power and aggression of mixed martial arts. Though its outcome remains unpredictable, fans can rest assured this fight promises to keep them riveted throughout. While this is a tough call between two top fighters, the UFC money line betting is leaning towards Kyle Nelson to win this fight against Padilla.