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UFC Fight Night 172: Ige vs Barboza 05/16/2020 UFC Picks, Betting Odds and Fight Analysis

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UFC Fight Night 172 Ige vs Barboza 05-16-2020 UFC Picks Betting Odds and Fight Analysis

UFC Fight Night 172: Ige vs Barboza 05/16/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship broke barriers as the first sports organization to return to business as they are holding their third fight card in May through UFC Fight Night 172. This event will happen on May 16 at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. This will be a closed-door event but fans can catch the fights live through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The main event will feature two hard-knocking heavyweights with Alistair Overeem facing Walt Harris. The main card will also feature a featherweight bout between Dan Ige and Edson Barboza. UFC Live Betting puts the advantage on Barboza over Ige for this match.

UFC Fight Night 172: Ige vs Barboza 05/16/2020

When: Saturday, May 16, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 172: Ige vs Barboza 05/16/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Dan Ige +110 Edson Barboza -140

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Dan Ige

Dan Ige is a 28-year-old American MMA fighter that hails from Honolulu, Hawaii. The “Dynamite” who stands at five-foot-seven fights out of Xtreme Couture. He holds a 13-2 professional record with five wins from submissions and five from decisions. Ige got discovered by Dana White in his Tuesday Night Contender Series in July 2017 when he impressively managed to slip in a rear-naked choke against Luis Gomes. His UFC debut in UFC 220 did not favor him but after that, he won his next five fights. Three of his last four matches found its way to the judges’ scorecards to earn the decision victory. His last match was registered just this February 2020 against Mirsad Bektic in UFC 247 and it was a split decision win.

Edson Barboza

Edson Barboza is a 34-year-old Brazilian MMA fighter that came from Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janerio. He stands at five-foot-eleven and trains at American Top Team. Barboza now has a 20-8 professional record with 12 of his wins from TKOs. Barboza has been in the UFC for a decade now and he started his career in the organization in UFC 213. He won nine of his first eleven fights. For was a hot prospect but starting December 2017, he has lost four of his last five. His last two matches are losses against Justin Gaethje in March 2019 via TKO in the first round and the other was with Paul Felder where he lost via unanimous decision in UFC 242 just this September 2019.

Ige vs Barboza Betting Numbers

Record 13-2-0 20-8-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country United States Brazil
Height 5′ 7″ 5′ 11″
Weight (lbs) 145 145
Reach (inches) 71 75
Win by KO/TKO 23% 60%
Win by Submission 38% 5%
Decisions 38% 35%
Strikes landed per minute 3.89 4.01
Striking accuracy 49% 43%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.69 4.16
Striking defense 62% 60%
Takedown average 2.38 0.49
Takedown accuracy 35% 44%
Takedown defense 61% 80%
Submission average 0.8 0.1

Ige vs Barboza Betting Picks

The much experienced Barboza is favored by Online Sports Betting to win over Ige in this match. The Brazillian fighter has all the tools and he needs this victory against Ige really bad. Expect an early finish with the latest at the second round via TKO favoring Barboza.