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UFC Fight Night 171: Johnson vs Moises 05/13/2020 UFC Previews, Betting Odds and Tips

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UFC Fight Night 171 Johnson vs Moises 05-13-2020 UFC Previews Betting Odds and Tips

UFC Fight Night 171: Johnson vs Moises 05/13/2020 –The Ultimate Fighting Championship definitely set the bar for sports to return in business by holding UFC 249. They are on a roll and will hold UFC Fight Night 171 this Wednesday, May 13 at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. This fight card will be in a closed-door venue but fight fans can see the matches through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The main draw of this fight card will be Anthony Smith battling UFC veteran Glover Teixeira. In the preliminary card, it will be a lightweight action between Micahel Jonson and Thiago Moises. According to UFC Odds, it is a night that will belong to Moises as he is expected to win over Johnson.

UFC Fight Night 171: Johnson vs Moises 05/13/2020

When: Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 171: Johnson vs Moises 05/13/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Michael Johnson +106 Thiago Moises -134

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Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson is a 33-year-old lightweight fighter that hails from Springfield, Missouri. “The Menace” is five-foot-ten and weighs in at 155 lbs. He trains at Hard Knocks 365 and owns a professional MMA record of 19-15. 8 of his wins came from knockouts while 9 are from decisions. Johnson has been in the UFC since 2010 and his big run in the organization was from January 2012 to February 2015 where he won seven matches and lost two. Since then he slumped just winning one match from August 2015 to January 2018. In Johnson’s last four fights he has split his victories and losses and he is coming from losing back-to-back fights. His last registered fight was in October 2019 when he lost to Steven Ray via majority decision.

Thiago Moises

Thiago Moises is a young 25-year-old fighter that came from Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo in Brazil. Standing at five-foot-nine, he trains at American Top Team and owns a 12-4 professional MMA record. He had four submissions, four decisions and three knockouts in his victories. Moises came into the UFC with a 13-2 fight record. His first UFC fight was recorded in November 2018. In Brazil, he was discovered in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. He got the baptism of fire beating Beneil Dariush as he lost via unanimous decision. He won his next fight against Kurt Holobaugh via decision in UFC 237 but he lost his last fight in August 2019 against Damir Ismagulov via unanimous decision.

Johnson vs Moises Betting Numbers

Record 20-15-0 12-4- 0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country United States Brazil
Height 5′ 10″ 5′ 9″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (inches) 73 70
Win by KO/TKO 42% 25%
Win by Submission 11% 33%
Decisions 47% 33%
Strikes landed per minute 4.22 2.96
Striking accuracy 37% 45%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.92 3.38
Striking defense 58% 57%
Takedown average 0.52 1.22
Takedown accuracy 45% 36%
Takedown defense 78% 68%
Submission average 0.1 1.5

Johnson vs Moises Betting Picks

This is going to be a tough call on how this match will end, but a very interesting fight as both players can win in all types. Moises is favored by UFC Betting Odds to win over Johnson but we will be comfortable with a submission victory than going to the judges’ scorecards.