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UFC Fight Night 91 Odds - McDonald vs. Lineker

UFC Betting Odds: Michael McDonald vs. John Lineker

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

John Lineker dos Santos de Paula – named after but not related to English soccer great Gary Lineker is the UFC betting favorite to beat Michael McDonald – not to be confused with the American soul singer known for his lush baritone voice as well as for the 1983 hit song Yah Mo B There – in the main event at the UFC Fight Night 91 event on July 13th, 2016 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Here are the odds for fans who bet on UFC:

Michael McDonald – 1½ (-165) +155
John Lineker – 1½ (+145) -175

In other words, there is a good chance that Lineker is going to Yah Mo Beat McDonald’s a**. But let’s see how these two match up you can make up your own UFC betting mind.

John ‘Hands of Stone’ Lineker

• Country: Brazil.
• Age: 26 years old.
• MMA record: 27 wins (12 by KO, 4 by submission, 19 by decision, 1 by DQ), 7 losses (3 by submission, 4 by decision).
• KO percentage: 44%
• Submission percentage: 15%
• Decision percentage: 41%
• Height: 5’3”
• Weight: 135.5 pounds.
• Division: Bantamweight.
• Reach: 67”
• Leg reach: 36”
• Strikes landed/minute: 5.5
• Strike accuracy: 40.9%
• Strikes absorbed/minute: 3.9
• Defense: 58.5%
• Takedown average: .74
• Takedown accuracy: 62.5%
• Takedowns defended: 70.2%
• Submission average: .88
• Team: OCS Jiu-Jitsu, American Top Team.
• Rank: Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
• Active: 2008-present.

Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald

• Country: USA.
• Age: 25 years old.
• MMA record: 17 wins (9 by KO, 6 by submission, 2 by decision), 3 losses (1 by submission, 2 by decision).
• KO percentage: 53%
• Submission percentage: 35%
• Decision percentage: 12%
• Height: 5’8”
• Weight: 135 pounds.
• Division: Bantamweight.
• Reach: 70”
• Leg reach: 39”
• Strikes landed/minute: 2.6
• Strike accuracy: 42.5%
• Strikes absorbed/minute: 2.5
• Defense: 57.5%
• Takedown average: 1.1
• Takedown accuracy: 66.6%
• Takedowns defended: 52.3%
• Submission average: 1.5
• Team: OCS Oakdale MMA.
• Rank: Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
• Active: 2007-present.

Lineker is on a four-fight winning streak, including two Fights of the Night versus Alp Ozkilic and Rob Font at Fight Night 45 and UFC 198 respectively. McDonald, on the other hand, is 2-2 in his four last bouts; losing to Renan Barao at UFC on Fuel TV 7 and to Urijah Faber at UFC on Fox 9, and defeating Brad Pickett at Fight Night 26 (Submission of the Night) and Masanori Kanehara at UFC 195 (Performance of the Night). Even though McDonald is something of a KO artiste, he lived and died by submission in all of those four matches. The win over Kanehara marked Mayday’s return to action after a little more than two years out with hand and wrist injuries. Unlike Antonio Inoki vs. Ali, McDonald is more comfortable fighting on his feet, as is Lineker. UFC betting fans should keep in mind that the latter’s moniker of ‘Hands of Stone’ is not just a term of endearment. It would not be the first time that Lineker finishes a guy in the first round by knockout.

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