UFC 262: Barboza vs Burgos 05/15/2021 Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC 262 Barboza vs Burgos 05-15-2021 Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC 262: Barboza vs Burgos 05/15/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to execute another exciting fight card which happens this Saturday, May 15. The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas will be filled with MMA fans that sold out the event. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are the best ways to watch the fights at the convenience of fighting fans’ houses. The biggest draw for this event will be Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira fighting for the vacant lightweight title left by Khaibib Nurmagomedov. Shane Burgos and Edson Barboza will be fighting on the main card in the featherweight division. According to UFC sports gambling odds, Shane Burgos is on pace to secure a victory over Edson Barboza in this matchup. 

UFC 262: Barboza vs Burgos 05/15/2021

When: Saturday, May 15, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 262: Barboza vs Burgos 05/15/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Edson Barboza +120 Shane Burgos -140

Main Card

Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza is a veteran MMA fighter at 35 years old and he came all the way from Nova Friburgo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His MMA skills have been very much polished by the renowned American Top Team. Barboza is five-foot-eleven and fights comfortably at the featherweight division for most of his career. His professional MMA record coming to this bout is at 21-9 and 12 of those victories came from knockouts. This fighter was on a three-fight slump and that was snapped during his most recent match at UFC Fight Night 179 in October 2020. He took on Makwan Amirkhani and that match resulted in a unanimous decision win.

Shane Burgos

Shane Burgos is a feisty fighter and he carries a ring name as the “Hurricane”. His hometown is located in Woodbury, New York in the United States and has been training at the Team Tiger Schulmann fight team. Burgos is currently 30 years old and this featherweight fighter stands at five-foot-eleven. He has a professional fighting record of 13-2 and those wins are divided into five wins, five submissions, and three decisions. After winning three straight bouts, Burgos got a taste of his second loss against Josh Emmett in UFC on ESPN 11 last June 2020. It was not easy to take Burgos down as Emmett forced the judges to call the unanimous decision for him.

Barboza vs Burgos Betting Numbers

Record 21-9-0 13-2-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country Brazil USA
Height 5’11” 5’11”
Weight (lbs) 145 155
Reach (in) 75 75
Win by KO/TKO 57% 38%
Win by Submission 5% 38%
Decisions 38% 23%
Strikes landed per minute 3.98 7.31
Striking accuracy 43% 50%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.03 5.81
Striking defense 60% 60%
Takedown average 0.44 0.3
Takedown accuracy 44% 100%
Takedown defense 78% 89%
Submission average 0.1 0.1

Barboza vs Burgos Betting Picks

This promises to be an exciting match but it is forecasted by the top online betting website that Shane Burgos will be taking home the victory. This could go either way through a knockout or submission over Edson Barboza.