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UFC Fight Night 171: Sherman vs Villanueva 05/13/2020 Picks, Odds and Preview

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UFC Fight Night 171: Sherman vs Villanueva

UFC Fight Night 171: Sherman vs Villanueva 05/13/2020 Picks, Odds and Preview – The Ultimate Fighting Championship made every sport in the USA jealous after returning to business after a two-month absence with UFC 249. They are back after a few days to hold UFC Fight Night 171 and it will be held on Wednesday, May 13 at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. This event will be shown on Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass.

The main event will feature light heavyweights Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira battling it out. Kicking off the event are two promising fighters that will be making their UFC debuts and returns with Chase Sherman going up against Isaac Villanueva. UFC Parlay Betting sees Villanueva as the fighter that will walk out with the victory.

Sherman vs Villanueva 05/13/2020

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, Florida, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass


UFC Fight Night 171 Sherman vs Villanueva 05/13/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Chase Sherman +116 Ike Villanueva -144

Chase Sherman

Chase Sherman is a 30-year-old American fighter that hails from D’iberville, Mississippi. “The Vanilla Gorilla” stands at six-foot-four and trains at the well-renowned Jackson-Wink MMA. His record coming to the UFC is at 14 wins and six losses. 13 of his victories came from knockouts.

Sherman came to the UFC in August 2016 and he was given an eight-fight contract. He only won two of those fights and did not get renewed. He had to earn his way back to the UFC and he went undefeated in Square Ring Fighting Promotions in three fights.

His last three wins were all first-round knockouts as Sherman gained confidence once again to fight and prove that he belongs in the UFC.

Ike Villanueva

Ike Villanueva is a 36-year-old fighter that fights out of Metro Fight Club. Standing at six-foot-three, “Hurricane Ike” came from Houston, Texas and he currently owns a 16-9 professional MMA record. Villanueva is known as a knockout artist as 13 of his 16 wins came from KOs.

Villanueva is making his UFC debut and at his age, it is long due. He came from Fury FC and he will be carrying that record moving to the UFC. His last four wins were first-round knockouts and he looks like he found the fountain of youth in Fury FC.

Sherman vs Villanueva Betting Numbers

Record 11-06-0 16-09-0
Last Fight LOSS
Country USA USA
Height 6’4″ 6’3″
Weight 250 lbs 205 lbs
Reach 78
Win by KO/TKO 92% 81%
Win by Submission 0% 0%
Decisions 8% 19%
Strikes landed per minute 5.81 0
Striking accuracy 43% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 5.76 0
Striking defense 51% 0%
Takedown average 0 0
Takedown accuracy 0% 0%
Takedown defense 77% 0%
Submission average 0 0

Sherman vs Villanueva Betting Picks

Sherman is seen here as the underdog to Villanueva according to Sports Betting. It will be interesting to see if Villanueva will live up to his promise as he deemed this UFC debut as long due. Expect him to try to finish the fight early.