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UFC 246 Anthony Pettis vs Carlos Diego Ferreira 01/18/2020 Previews, Predictions and Betting Odds

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UFC 246 Anthony Pettis vs Carlos Diego Ferreira 01-18-2020 Previews Predictions and Betting Odds

UFC 246 Anthony Pettis vs Carlos Diego Ferreira 01/18/2020 – The UFC starts the new decade with a bang at UFC 246 on January 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event features the return of Conor McGregor against “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone. The UFC 246 main card opens up with a lightweight bout between Anthony Pettis and Carlos Diego Ferreira. Pettis, a former champion, looks to bounce back after suffering another loss while Ferreira wants to continue his winning streak. According to the latest UFC betting odds, Ferreira is favored to defeat Pettis and enter the UFC lightweight rankings.

UFC 246 Anthony Pettis vs Carlos Diego Ferreira 01/18/2020

When: Saturday, January 18, 5:30 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 246 Anthony Pettis vs Carlos Diego Ferreira Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Anthony Pettis +195 Carlos Diego Ferreira -250

Main Card

Anthony Pettis

“Showtime” is coming off a unanimous decision loss in his last fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 241 back in August. Anthony Pettis has been struggling to put up a winning streak since losing the UFC lightweight championship to Rafael Dos Anjos in 2015. The 32-year-old fighter from Milwaukee has a 4-6 record since dropping the title, seeing his loss total to nine. In his last ten fights, Pettis has lost to top fighters such as Tony Ferguson, Dustin Poirier, Max Halloway and Eddie Alvarez. The prized product of Roufusport needs to find the old self he wants to defeat Ferreira and stay relevant enough to possibly earn another shot at a UFC belt whether at lightweight or featherweight.

Carlos Diego Ferreira

A member of Fortis MMA, Carlo Diego Ferreira is a 34-year-old veteran with just two losses in his MMA career. Ferreira is a world-class Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, even teaching other fighters at the ATOS jiu-jitsu gym in San Antonio, Texas. The former Legacy FC lightweight champion has been in the UFC since 2014, compiling a record of 7-2. He is currently on a five-fight winning streak that includes a win over Jared Gordon, Rustam Khabilov and Mairbek Taisumov. Ferreira is currently unranked by the UFC but a win against a former champion increases his chances of cracking the 15-best lightweight’s list.

Pettis vs Ferreira Betting Numbers

Pettis

Ferreira

Record 22-9-0 16-2-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country USA Brazil
Height 5’10” 5’9″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 72.5 74
Win by KO/TKO 11 3
Win by Submission 7 6
Decisions 4 7
Strikes landed per minute 2.97 5.19
Striking accuracy 46% 36%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.48 3.10
Striking defense 53% 61%
Takedown average 0.69 0.57
Takedown accuracy 54% 20%
Takedown defense 58% 70%
Submission average 1.2 0.9

Pettis vs Ferreira Betting Picks

Despite being the ranked fighter, Pettis is coming into the fight as the underdog against Ferreira, as per the Best online sportsbooks. It is due to the inconsistent performances of the former champion compared to his opponent, who is on a five-fight winning streak. Ferreira is also looked at as the better grappler between the two with great takedown defense.