UFC 278: Aori vs Perrin 08/20/2022 Fight Analysis, Spread and Top Forecast

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UFC 278 Aori vs Perrin 08-20-2022 Fight Analysis Spread and Top Forecast

UFC 278: Aori vs Perrin 08/20/2022 – Bantamweight fighters Qileng Aori and Jay Perrin square off in a three-round encounter on Saturday, August 20, at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The fight is part of the UFC 278 card that features the UFC welterweight championship bout between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards in the main event. ESPN Pay-Per-View will feature the bout on live television, while UFC Fight Pass covers the encounter in live stream format. Aori and Perrin will square off in the preliminary card at 6:00 PM ET, with the Chinese fighter looking to win his second straight bout. Perrin looks to bounce back from his loss in February and establish himself as one of the best fighters in the 135-pound class. UFC picks and parlays slightly favor Aori to pick up his second straight win in a tough fight against Perrin.

UFC 278: Aori vs Perrin 08/20/2022

When: Saturday, August 20, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 278: Aori vs Perrin 08/20/2022 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Qileng Aori -132 Jay Perrin +112

Qileng Aori

Qileng Aori (22-9) aims to follow up his one-round win over Cameron Else in April with a convincing victory over Jay Perrin. Aori, who hails from China’s Inner Mongolia, has won seven of his fights by knockout and 14 by decisions. In his last fight against Else, Aori caught his rival early and rained punches, forcing the referee to stop the clash. He needs to put up another show of force against Perrin to move up the bantamweight rankings and gain an opportunity to fight the big guns in the 135-pound division.

Jay Perrin

Coming off a loss against Mario Bautista in his debut fight in the UFC, Jay Perrin (10-5) looks to bounce back against Qileng Aori and secure better fights in the future. Bautista outclassed Perrin from the start, and the New Hampshire native did not recover. Most of Perrin’s victories were submissions, and he looks to grapple his way to beat his Chinese foe and build on his bid to climb the bantamweight ladder. The Joker needs to beat Aori to the punch and use his submission skills to humiliate Aori and break into the UFC win column.

Aori vs Perrin Betting Numbers

Record 22-9-0 10-5-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country China USA
Height 5’7″ 5’7″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 69 67
Win by KO/TKO 32% 20%
Win by Submission 5% 40%
Decisions 64% 40%
Strikes landed per minute 6.65 2.83
Striking accuracy 46% 41%
Striking absorbed per minute 7.77 3.70
Striking defense 49% 44%
Takedown average 2.29 3.00
Takedown accuracy 62% 60%
Takedown defense 54% 54%
Submission average 0.0 0.0

Aori vs Perrin Betting Picks

Both fighters must show to the UFC fans that they deserve the opportunity to be on the fight card. Aori needs to be aggressive to outclass Perrin. The American, on the other hand, should use his grappling skills to outwork his Chinese opponent. An early stoppage is possible, but a decision is more likely considering how Perrin thrives on the mat and unleashes his submission maneuvers against an unsuspecting foe. Aori, meanwhile, must engage early to take advantage of his well-polished striking ability. MMA fight odds suggest a top-caliber clash with Aori winning either via technical knockout in the late rounds or by unanimous decision.