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UFC 247 Bektic vs Ige 02/08/2020 UFC Picks, Preview and Betting Predictions

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UFC 247 Bektic vs Ige 02-08-2020 UFC Picks Preview and Betting Predictions

UFC 247 Bektic vs Ige 02/08/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be holding a blockbuster event UFC 247 this Saturday, February 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas USA. This fight card will feature two title fights with Jon Bones Jones defending the UFC Lightweight Championship against Dominick Reyes while Katlyn Chookagian will get her title shot against UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko. The main card will also include Mirsad Bektic and Dan Ige, two top featherweights battling each other to get closer to a title shot. It is seen by UFC Online that this will be close with Bektic owning the upper hand.

UFC 247 Bektic vs Ige 02/08/2020

When: Saturday, February 8, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 247 Bektic vs Ige 02/08/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Bektic -125 Ige -105

Main Card

Mirsad Bektic

Mirsad Bektic is an American fighter that hails from the central USA in Lincoln, Nebraska. This 28-year-old fighter fights out of Tristar Gym and all his career, he fought at the featherweight division. He currently owns a 13-2 fighting record and in the UFC, he already had nine bouts. Prior to coming to the UFC, he was an undefeated fighter that can from RFA, VFC and Titan FC. All his two losses were in the UFC and they were against Darren Elkins in 2017 and the latest was in his last fight with Josh Emmet. He hopes to get back into winning form and expect him to finish his fights early from either a submission or a TKO.

Dan Ige

Dan Ige is an interesting American fighter that came from Honolulu, Hawaii USA. He fights in the featherweight division and stables at Xtreme Couture. He is currently on a four-fight winning streak and he beat Mike Santiago, Jordan Griffin, Danny Henry and Kevin Aguilar. His last defeat was back on January 20, 2018. It can be remembered that Ige was a fighter that impressed Dana White in his Tuesday Night Contender Series with a rear-naked choke over Luis Gomes. His first UFC bout was in a defeat against Julio Arce but since then, he has not lost any bout. Ige is a tough fighter and his fights can go favor him with the judge’s scorecards as he can outlast fighters in the octagon. Expect him to do that if he can’t solve the puzzle of Mirsad in their bout.

Bektic vs Ige Betting Numbers

Bektic
Ige
Record 13-2-0 12-2-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country USA USA
Height 5’8″ 5’7″
Weight (lbs) 145 145
Reach (in) 70 71
Win by KO/TKO 46% 25%
Win by Submission 23% 42%
Decisions 31% 33%
Strikes landed per minute 2.88 4.15
Striking accuracy 42% 49%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.70 3.07
Striking defense 60% 61%
Takedown average 3.38 2.73
Takedown accuracy 53% 34%
Takedown defense 100% 54%
Submission average 0.40 1.00

Bektic vs Ige Betting Picks

This bout is expected to go to the side of Bektic as forecasted by Best Sports Book. It should be a tough battle for Bektic and if he manages to impose his will in the octagon, Ige will try to avoid him and do counter attacks until the final bell will sound.