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UFC 247 Lewis vs Latifi 02/08/2020 Fight Analysis, UFC Picks and Betting Previews

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UFC 247 Lewis vs Latifi 02-08-2020 Fight Analysis UFC Picks and Betting Previews

UFC 247 Lewis vs Latifi 02/08/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back and will feature two championship defenses as their main headline for UFC 247 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas USA this coming Saturday, February 8. MMA fight fans can catch the game through Pay Per View or they can subscribe to UFC Fight Pass. Jon Jones will be defending his UFC Lightweight Championship against Dominick Reyes while the UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship will also be on the line with Valentina Shevchenko defending the belt against Katlyn Chookagian. Kicking off the main card is a light heavyweight bout between Derick Lewis and Ilir Latifi. UFC Live Betting sees Bektic prevailing in this match.

UFC 247 Lewis vs Latifi 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 Lewis vs Latifi 02/08/2020 Odds

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Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis is an American heavyweight fighter that grew up in Houston, Texas. This 35-year-old MMA veteran has been fighting out of Grind House Fitness and he has been dubbed as “The Black Beast”. Lewis came into the UFC in 2015 and has 18 bouts under the world’s most prestigious MMA promotion. He currently owns a 22-7 fighting record and his last fight was a win over Blagoy Ivanov via split decision. It was a good bounce-back victory for him as he lost back-to-back fights against UFC top names Daniel Cormier and Junior dos Santos. Lewis is a fighter that usually fights at heavyweight but he will be going down to battle Latifi. Expect Lewis to bring in his power as 22 of his wins can from knockouts and he will be looking to using his strength to end the bout early against Latifi.

Ilir Latifi

Ilir “The Sledgehammer” Latifi is a Swedish fighter that hails from Malmo, Sweden. This 36-year-old fighter usually fights in the light heavyweight division and will battle Lewis. Latifi fights out of Allstars Training Center and he currently carries 14-7 professional MMA record. He hopes to use this match against Lewis to bounce back after losing to Volkan Oezdemir and Corey Anderson. Latifi entered the UFC in 2013 and in 12 bouts he lost five. Latifi can end his bouts from his hands or submissions. Seven of his 21 bouts all ended in the judge’s scorecards and he is 4-3 when the match went full time. Expect that Latifi will also try to test the power of Lewis but he needs to put this match in the ground in order to have a good chance.

Lewis vs Latifi Betting Numbers

Last FightWin Loss
Weight (lbs)260205
Reach (in)7973
Win by KO/TKO82%43%
Win by Submission5%29%
Strikes landed per minute2.632.29
Striking accuracy49%40%
Striking absorbed per minute4.293.09
Striking defense44%55%
Takedown average0.521.85
Takedown accuracy25%30%
Takedown defense53%100%
Submission average0.000.50

Lewis vs Latifi Betting Picks

Latifi is considered the underdog in this match according to Best Sports Book. But with a lighter weight, he should try to outrun his opponent with his speed. Still, look to Lewis to try and end the bout early and he will be patient to land that big blow.