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UFC Fight Night 172: Johns vs Jackson 07/18/2020 Previews, Tips and Fight Analysis

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UFC Fight Night 172 Johns vs Jackson 07-18-2020 Previews Tips and Fight Analysis

UFC Fight Night 172: Johns vs Jackson 07/18/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is pulling no brakes as they hold their third fight card in a week in “Fight Island” in UFC Fight Night 172. This event will happen this Saturday, July 18 at the Yas Island located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This event will not allow a big audience to watch but it can be seen through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. A champion will be crowned with Dieveson Figueiredo taking on Joseph Benavidez in the main event. The undercard will be featuring an exciting bantamweight action with Brett Johns going up against Montel Jackson. In this fight, it is seen by UFC Online that Brett Johns is the underdog as compared to Montel Jackson.

UFC Fight Night 172: Johns vs Jackson 07/18/2020

When: Saturday, July 18, 5:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 172: Johns vs Jackson 07/18/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Johns +175 Jackson -210

Main Card

Brett Johns

Brett Johns is known as “The Pikey” and this 28-year-old bantamweight fighter came from Swansea, Wales. He trains at the Chris Rees Academy and has a 16-2 professional MMA record with half of those wins through decisions. Johns has been fighting in the UFC since November 2016 and he won his first three fights in the organization against Joe Soto, Albert Morales and Kwan Ho Kwak. After that streak, Johns was on a slump losing two straight matches. His last registered fight was back in January 2020 and it was a comeback after being away from the UFC cage for more than a year. Johns came back gloriously submitting Tony Gravely in the third round via rear-naked choke.

Montel Jackson

Montel Jackson is a 28-year-old fighter and his hometown is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the USA. He is known as “Quik” inside the cage and this five-foot-ten bantamweight fighter trains at the Red Schafer MMA and owns a professional record of 9-1. Jackson has been in the UFC since August 2018. He earned his ticket to the UFC roster after competing in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender series in June 2018 and knocked out Rico DiScuillo in the third round with a knee and punches. He lost his first-ever professional fight during his UFC debut but after that, he went on to a three-fight winning streak. His last match happened in January 2020 and he defeated Felipe Dias Colares in UFC Fight Night 166 via unanimous decision.

Johns vs Jackson Betting Numbers

Record 16-2-0 9-1-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Wales United States
Height 5′ 7″ 5′ 10″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (inches) 71 75
Win by KO/TKO 13% 56%
Win by Submission 38% 11%
Decisions 50% 33%
Strikes landed per minute 3.3 4.16
Striking accuracy 48% 55%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.27 1.51
Striking defense 54% 58%
Takedown average 4.29 4.84
Takedown accuracy 52% 79%
Takedown defense 61% 70%
Submission average 1 0.2

Johns vs Jackson Betting Picks

Montel Jackson is coming in strong and it seems that he is determined to climb up the UFC rankings with his recent outings. Best Sportsbook Online is seeing this fight favoring Jackson over Johns.