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UFC 245 Urijah Faber vs Petr Yan 12/14/2019 Picks, Spread and Previews

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UFC 245 Urijah Faber vs Petr Yan 12-14-2019 Picks Spread and Previews

UFC 245 Urijah Faber vs Petr Yan 12/14/2019 – UFC 245 will feature three title fights with Welterweight Champion Kamaru Osman putting his belt on the line against Colby Covington as the main draw. Co-main events will feature featherweight champion Max Holloway up against Alexander Volkanovski while Amanda Nunes will lock with Germaine de Randamie for the Women’s Bantamweight Championship. In the same fight card, Urijah Faber is battling for pride against the younger Petr Yan. UFC Betting Odds see Yan prevailing over Faber. This fight card will happen on Saturday, December 14 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Pass will hold the streaming rights while the fights can also be seen via Pay Per View.

UFC 245 Urijah Faber vs Petr Yan 12/14/2019

When: Saturday, December 14, 6:30 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: Fight Pass

UFC 245 Urijah Faber vs Petr Yan 12/14/2019 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Urijah Faber +350 Petr Yan -500

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Urijah Faber

The California Kid is now on the brink of retiring from the MMA scene. After walking away from the UFC in 2016, Urijah Faber shocked the world by returning to action and scored a 46-second win over Ricky Simon. It looks like the 40-year-old UFC veteran found the fountain of youth and he will be tested by a much younger fighter in Petr Yan. Not much can be said on the tendencies of Faber at this point in time but he will bank on experience against Yan to prevail in his bout. Expect Faber to put him in submission as he always does throughout his career. Faber’s matches usually don’t go a mile until late in his career and finishing the bout early will be his priority as he has not been good with the judges’ decision in his career.

Petr Yan

Given the name “No Mercy”, that is what Petr Yan is expected to do when he battles Faber in UFC 245. The 26-year-old Russian fighter hails from Yekaterinburg, Omsk and has been undefeated in his last eight bouts with five of them in the UFC. Yan impressed scoring wins over John Dodson and Jimmie Rivera via decisions and he also packs a punch that could rock Faber’s world. Most probably, Yan will try to use his youth and quickness in getting around Faber and will try to get the upper hand until the end of three rounds. A win over Faber will put Yan’s name among the top bantamweights in the UFC and an inch closer to a probable title shot. Expect Yan to try and test Faber’s chin in the early rounds and weaken him until the third.

Faber vs Yan Betting Numbers

Record 13-1-0 35-10-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Russia USA
Height 5’7″ 5’6″
Weight 135 lbs 135 lbs
Reach 67″ 67″
Win by KO/TKO 28% 39%
Win by Submission 8% 49%
Decisions 54% 7%
Strikes landed per minute 5.76 2.68
Striking accuracy 45% 41%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.42 2.52
Striking defense 66% 64%
Takedown average 1.54 1.59
Takedown accuracy 46% 31%
Takedown defense 85% 60%
Submission average 0.00 0.90

Faber vs Yan Betting Picks

This is a match that features experience vs youth. But according to Online Sportsbook, Yan is the heavy favorite with his more recent track record. Faber will test how far he can go at 40-years-old but expect him to take this match on the floor more often and steal a submission move on Yan. On the other hand, Yan will have to avoid a Faber takedown and if he does, the judges would most probably favor him over the aging Faber.