UFC Fight Night 170: Maia vs Burns 03/14/2020 Betting Predictions, Odds and Fight Analysis

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UFC Fight Night 170: Maia vs Burns 03/14/2020 Betting Predictions, Odds and Fight Analysis

UFC Fight Night 170: Maia vs Burns 03/14/2020 – The show goes on as the Ultimate Fighting Championship has decided to put all fights for the next few weeks and months on closed doors. They will be holding the UFC Fight Night 170 event at the Brasilia, Distrito Federal in Brazil. This fight card can be seen via Pay Per View for television and UFC Fight Pass will put the live streaming available online for their subscribers. The main event will feature a lightweight bout between Kevin Lee and Oliveira. Co-headlining the event will be two Brazillian welterweights, Demian Maia going up against Gilbert Burns. UFC Fight Odds see Gilbert Burns as the favored fighter to win this bout against Demian Maia.

UFC Fight Night 170: Maia vs Burns 03/14/2020

When: Saturday, March 14, 9:00 AM ET
Where: Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 170: Maia vs Burns 03/14/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Demian Maia +130 Gilbert Burns -160

Main Card

Demian Maia

Demian Maia is a 42-year-old veteran MMA fighter that hails from Santana de Parnaiba in San Paulo, Brazil. He stands at six-flat and he owns a fight gym in Demian Maia Jiu-Jitsu. His professional MMA record now stands at 28-9 and he is coming off from a three-fight winning streak. Maia has been in the UFC since 2007 and in that span, he had two title shots and that was against Anderson Silva back in April 2010 when he was still fighting in middleweight.

The next one was from the welterweight division where he battled against Tyron Woodley in July 2017. His career went south after that title fight against Woodley where he lost three straight matches but he then recovered and had a resurgence in his career by winning three-straight matches as well. Over the past three bouts, he has defeated Lyman Good, Anthony Rocco Martin and the latest was against a tactical wrestler, Ben “Funky” Askren. 

Gilbert Burns

Gilbert Burns at 33 years old is at the prime of his career and this Brazilian fighter hails out of Niteroi in Rio de Janerio. His nickname in MMA is “Durinho” and he fights out of Hard Knocks 365. His current professional MMA record stands at 17-3 and in the UFC, he is 10-3. Burns came to the UFC in July 2014 as an undefeated fighter.

He got his first taste of defeat after his fourth bout in the organization against Rashid Magomedov. Along with that bout against Magomedov, he split his next six matches 3-3 and now, Burns is heading towards his next bout on a four-fight winning streak. He has vastly improved as he took down Oliver Aubin-Mercier, Mike Davis, Alexey Kunchenko and his last bout was against veteran Gunnar Nelson back inn September 2019 in UFC Fight Night 160.

Maia vs Burns Betting Numbers

Record 28-9-0 17-3-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Brazil Brazil
Height 6′ 1″ 5′ 10″
Weight (lbs) 170 155
Reach (inches) 72 71
Win by KO/TKO 11% 29%
Win by Submission 50% 47%
Decisions 39% 24%
Strikes landed per minute 1.82 3.09
Striking accuracy 43% 43%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.01 3.05
Striking defense 63% 57%
Takedown average 2.49 2.43
Takedown accuracy 25% 38%
Takedown defense 61% 50%
Submission average 1 0.7

Maia vs Burns Betting Picks

This is a prime fighter going up against a veteran in his 40s. Like most Brazillian fighters, they would like to put their opponents down on the ground and that will most likely happen in this fight against Burns and Maia. This is going to be a chess match with the creativity of holds waiting for true fight fans to watch. Sportsbook gives the younger fighter Gilbert Burns the advantage in this match over Maia.