UFC ON ESPN 50: Bahamondes vs Klein 08/05/2023 – Lightweights Ignacio Bahamondes and Ludovit Klein tangle in a three-round showdown that is part of the UFC on ESPN 50 main card on Saturday, August 5, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. All fights under this card kick off at 9:00 PM ET with UFC Fight Pass streaming it live for Internet subscribers. ESPN+ will feature this clash on live television. Klein is coming off a draw with Jai Herbert in his last fight on March 18 while Bahamondes looks to extend his three-fight winning streak with another victory in the octagon. Experts betting on MMA online expect this clash to be action-packed as both fighters have the reputation to take risks and work out early finishes to win their matches.
UFC ON ESPN 50: Bahamondes vs Klein 08/05/2023
|When:||Saturday, August 5, 9:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA|
|Stream:||UFC Fight Pass|
UFC ON ESPN 50: Bahamondes vs Klein 08/05/2023 Odds
Riding high on a three-fight winning streak, Bahamondes (14-4, 3-1 UFC) looks to make it four in a row to raise his stock in the 155-pound division. After starting his UFC career with a loss, the Chilean picked up victories over Roosevelt Roberts (knockout-3rd round), Zhu Rong (submission-3rd round) and Trey Ogden (unanimous decision). The 25-year-old will have an eight-inch height and three-inch reach advantage that he can use handily when he opts to fight standing up. Bahamondes has 10 finishes (nine knockouts and one submission) on his resume. He has been submitted twice in his four losses but has yet to be knocked out in his career.
Bahamondes puts a premium on his striking as he has landed an average of 7.93 strikes per minute during fights. His significant strike accuracy rate is two percentage points below 50% which is good considering his reputation of unleashing tons of strikes in every match. His defense rate against strikes is above average at 58% and has absorbed 4.51 strikes per minute. In terms of grappling, the Chilean has yet to score a takedown in his UFC career. However, he has been able to fend off the takedown attempts against him, as evidenced by his 95% defense rate. His submission attempts rate is 0.47 per 15 minutes.
Klein (19-4-1, 3-2-1 UFC) has been impressive in his three-year stint in the UFC, carving out wins over Shane Young (knockout-1st round), Devonte Smith (unanimous decision) and Mason Jones (split decision). Although he picked up consecutive losses against Michael Trizano and Nate Landwehr, the Slovakian fighter made amends with decision victories over Smith and Jones. In his last fight, the Slovak fought Herbert in a three-round majority draw. The fighter known as “Mr. Highlight” is determined to pick up another win that could boost his rankings and hand him more lucrative fights in the future.
Ludovit Klein hopes to overcome a significant height and reach disadvantage against Bahamondes in their fight. He needs to use his strength in grappling to potentially neutralize the Chilean’s length and vertical base. He averages 1.22 takedowns per 15 minutes and has a takedown accuracy rate of 40%. His takedown defense rate is 81% but has never connected on any submission attempts in his stints in the octagon. Klein has landed 3.44 significant strikes per minute at an accuracy rate of 54%. His defense against strikes is 49% as he has absorbed 3.67 significant strikes per minute.
Bahamondes vs Klein Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||64%||42%|
|Win by Submission||7%||42%|
|Strikes landed per minute||N/A||N/A|
|Striking absorbed per minute||N/A||N/A|
Bahamondes vs Klein Betting Picks
Bahamondes and Klein seek to snap up a victory to extend their winning streak and possibly strike more lucrative fights in the future. The Chilean fighter is the odds-on favorite to emerge victorious in this match, as per the site that gives consistent online sports predictions 24/7. Bahamondes should keep the fight standing up if he wants to win the showdown as Klein will use his grappling skills to negate the Chilean’s physical edge. On the other hand, Klein should brace himself from the barrage of punches that Bahamondes would throw at him. The Slovakian must engage when needed if he wants to shock the world and improve his ranking in the lightweight class.