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UFC Fight Night 172: Nascimento vs Mayes 05/16/2020 UFC Picks, Betting Tips and Predictions

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UFC Fight Night 172 Nascimento vs Mayes 05-16-2020 UFC Picks Betting Tips and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 172: Nascimento vs Mayes 05/16/2020 –The Ultimate Fighting Championship has made its mark as the first organization to return to business after almost two months of sports lockdown. They will be holding their third fight card on May 16, Saturday. This event will be held in Jacksonville, Florida at the closed-door venue of Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena. Fans can watch through Pay Per View or get a subscription in UFC Fight Pass. The main event will be between tow heavyweight fighters as Alistair Overeem will take on Walt Harris. The fight card will also kick off with a heavyweight match with Rodrigo Nascimento going up against Don’Tale Mayes. According to UFC Fight Odds, this will be a close fight with Mayes owning the slight edge over Nascimento.

UFC Fight Night 172: Nascimento vs Mayes 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: Nascimento vs Mayes 05/16/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Rodrigo Nascimento -110 Don’Tale Mayes -120

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Rodrigo Nascimento

Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira is also known in the ring as “Ze Colmeia” and he came from Bello Horizonte, Minas Gerais in Brazil. The 27-year-old fighter fights and trains from American top team and he currently holds a 7-0 professional MMA record with five of his victories coming from submissions. This fight will be the debut of Nascimento in the UFC but before that, he was fighting in different organizations mainly in Brazil such as BH Fight, Julz de Fora Fight, Full House Battle Home and FHFN. He got discovered back in July 2019 when he made his presence know in Dana White’s Contender Series. “Ze Colmeia” impressed as with his frame, he is has a good ground game as he submitted Michal Martinek via arm-triangle choke.

Don’Tale Mayes

Don’Tale Mayes is a young professional heavyweight fighter that stands at six-foot-six. He trains in the Bronx Hill MMA and weighs in at 262 lbs. He hails from Louisville, Kentucky and currently owns a professional record of 7-3 with four victories are from knockouts. Mayes made his presence known in two Dana White Contender Series episodes where he knocked out two opponents to the ground. One was Michell Sipe and the other was Ricardo Prasel just this July 219. Both were from knocked out from vicious punches. He made his UFC debut in UFC Fight Night 162 where he was against Cilryl Gane. It was a fight that went to three rounds but eventually, fatigue got through Mayes as he was taken to the ground by Gane as he was defeated via Head Hook just before the bell rang.

Nascimento vs Mayes Betting Numbers

Nascimento
Mayes
Record 7-0-0 7-3- 0
Last Fight Loss
Country Brazil United States
Height 6′ 3 6′ 6″
Weight (lbs) 246 260
Reach (inches) 81
Win by KO/TKO 29% 57%
Win by Submission 71% 14%
Decisions 0% 29%
Strikes landed per minute 4.29 4.25
Striking accuracy 48% 44%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.45 4.66
Striking defense 46% 42%
Takedown average 0 0
Takedown accuracy 0% 0%
Takedown defense 100% 66%
Submission average 4.6 0

Nascimento vs Mayes Betting Picks

These are fighters that are still trying to find their way to the organization but with Mayes having experienced an official UFC fight, Online Betting sees him with a slight advantage over Nascimento.