UFC 288: Dober vs Frevola 05/06/2023 – Drew Dober looks to extend his winning streak to four fights when he takes on Matt Frevola in a three-round lightweight contest on Saturday, May 6 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The match is part of the preliminary card of UFC 288 which will feature Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo in the main event for the UFC bantamweight title. Dober had an excellent 2022, winning three of his fights by knockout. He looks to continue the string of victories in 2023 when he fights Frevola, who is also coming off two straight knockout wins. Opening UFC odds see Frevola as the overwhelming underdog in this fight despite having the same knockout power like Dober.
UFC 288: Dober vs Frevola 05/06/2023
|When:||Saturday, May 6, 8:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA|
|Stream:||UFC Fight Pass|
Drew Dober (26-11, 1 NC, 12-7, 1 NC UFC) has been excellent in his last 15 UFC fights, winning 11 of them. This includes a perfect 2022 when he racked up three straight knockout wins over Terrance McKinney, Rafael Alves and Bobby Green. Striking wise, Dober has averaged 4.47 significant strikes landed per minute and has a 51% defense rate. He has 19 finishes in his resume, including 13 knockouts. He needs to exert his whole force to demolish Frevola and improve his status in the 155-pound division.
Matt Frevola (10-3-1, 4-3-1 UFC) has found his mojo in his last two bouts, knocking out his rivals Genaro Valdez and Ottman Azaitar in just one round. He looks to make it three in a row against Dober, who also has power in his hands. Frevola uses his grappling skills to gain top position in his fights and use his striking skills to knock them out. Frevola has racked up 2.39 takedown connections per 15 minutes and his takedown accuracy is 37%. He can also submit opponents as evidenced to his three submission victories. If he grounds Dober to the mat, he will have a good chance of winning this bout and possibly find his way in the UFC lightweight rankings.
Dober vs Frevola Betting Numbers
|Record||22-9-0 1 NC||8-1-1|
|Win by KO/TKO||50%||30%|
|Win by Submission||23%||30%|
|Strikes landed per minute||4.33||3.19|
|Striking absorbed per minute||4.14||3.49|
Dober vs Frevola Betting Picks
The two lightweight fighters step into the octagon seeking to rack up another victory that would move them up the lightweight rankings. Both have excellent striking abilities and good grappling skills and the one who executes his maneuvers first will have a good chance of winning the match. Given their power, however, the match will be unpredictable as one punch spells the difference. Sports picks and parlays give Dober the favorite’s tag due to his vast experience in the octagon. However, watch out for Frevola, who is an all-around fighter that is capable of ending the fight either by KO or submission.