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UFC 264: Burns vs Thompson 07/10/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC 264 Burns vs Thompson 07-10-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC 264: Burns vs Thompson 07/10/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is starting off the month with a blockbuster fight card in UFC 264 that takes place this Saturday, July 10. This match will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada where a sold-out crowd awaits. Fans can also opt to choose between Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription to enjoy the matches. Fan-favorite Conor McGregor will be trying to flip the switch as he goes on a rematch against top lightweight contender Dustin Poirier in the main event. A welterweight title shot is on the line with Gilbert Burns taking on Stephen Thompson in the main card as well. It is seen in the top UFC betting lines that Stephen Thompson will go home with the victory against Gilbert Burns.

UFC 264: Burns vs Thompson 07/10/2021

When: Saturday, July 10, 10:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 264: Burns vs Thompson 07/10/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Gilbert Burns +140 Stephen Thompson -160

Main Card

Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns is a 34-year-old fight veteran and this fighter flew all the way from Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He stands at five-foot-ten and has been representing the Sanford MMA fight stable for most of his career. Burns is a natural fighter at the welterweight division and he goes to this match with a 19-4 professional MMA record. Those wins are divided into eight submissions, six knockouts, and five decisions. This fighter was on a six-fight winning streak but it was broken during his most recent match. Kamaru Usman gave Burns his first loss since July 2018 in UFC 258 with a third-round knockout at the 40-second mark.

Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson is already 38 years old and his hometown is located at Simpsonville, South Carolina in the USA. He is six feet and gets to represent both the Team Upstate Karate and Pitch Black MMA. Thompson has been competing at the welterweight division for his entire career and he will be putting his 16-4 professional MMA record on the line. Half of his wins came from decisions while seven are knockouts. This fighter is now on back-to-back wins and hopes to get into a winning streak. He was able to defeat Vicente Luque and the latest was with Geoff Neal in UFC Fight Night 183 just this December. Both wins came from unanimous decisions.

Burns vs Thompson Betting Numbers

Burns
Thompson
Record 19-4-0 16-4-1
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Brazil USA
Height 5’10” 6’0″
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (in) 71 75
Win by KO/TKO 32% 44%
Win by Submission 42% 6%
Decisions 26% 50%
Strikes landed per minute 3.22 4.24
Striking accuracy 45% 43%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.04 2.80
Striking defense 54% 58%
Takedown average 2.00 0.32
Takedown accuracy 35% 45%
Takedown defense 50% 78%
Submission average 0.70 0.00

Burns vs Thompson Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting battle as both fighters are going to be very technical in their approach. Gilbert Burns hopes to get another title shot but according to the best sports gambling website, that opportunity belongs to Stephen Thompson.