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UFC Fight Night 173: Spicely vs Perez 08/01/2020 Predictions, Betting Previews and Spread

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UFC Fight Night 173 Spicely vs Perez 08-01-2020 Predictions Betting Previews and Spread

UFC Fight Night 173: Spicely vs Perez 08/01/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to hold their first fight card back in Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC Fight Night 173. This event is set to happen on August 1, Saturday and it will be held in their own facility at the UFC Apex in the USA. It will be a closed-door affair and fans will have the option of watching through UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View subscription. The main event will put two top middleweight fighters inside the cage with rising star Edmen Shahbazyan going up against Derek Brunson. The undercard is also deep with another middleweight battle as Eric Spicely tests his skills against Markus Perez. It is seen by UFC Odds that betting on Markus Perez is safer as compared to his opponent, Eric Spicely.

UFC Fight Night 173: Spicely vs Perez 08/01/2020

When: Saturday, August 1, 6:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 173: Spicely vs Perez 08/01/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Eric Spicely +170 Markus Perez -200

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Eric Spicely

Eric Spicely is a 33-year-old fighter and his hometown is located at Olneyville, Rhode Island in the USA. Standing at six-foot-one, he is a middleweight that polishes his skills at the Syndicate MMA fight team. Making his first appearance in the UFC, he lost his debut fight but won his next two against Alessio de Chirico and Thiago Santos. Losing his next three bouts, Spicely was not renewed by the UFC and fought in Classic Entertainment and Sports MMA and won his two fights there. Eventually making it back to the UFC in his most recent fight, he fought Deron Winn in UFC Fight Night 154 of June last year. In that match, he managed to push his opponent to the limit by lasting all three rounds but the judges didn’t choose him to win.

Markus Perez

Markus Perez is a 30-year-old fighter that came all the way from Sao Paulo in Brazil. Nicknamed “Maluko” inside the cage, he stands at six-foot-two and goes to Viscardi Andrade Team and Veras TK to sharpen his MMA skills. Perez now owns a 12-3 professional MMA record and six of those wins are submissions while three came from a way of knockout. He made his way to the UFC roster in December 2017 but he lost his debut matchup against Eryk Anders via unanimous decision. His last four matches were split to two wins and two losses. The last registered match was in UFC Fight Night 164 where he was put inside the cage with Wellington Turman. He lost via unanimous decision.

Spicely vs Perez Betting Numbers

Record 12-6-0 12-3-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country United States Brazil
Height 6′ 1″ 6′ 1″
Weight (lbs) 185 185
Reach (inches) 73 73
Win by KO/TKO 33% 25%
Win by Submission 50% 50%
Decisions 17% 25%
Strikes landed per minute 3.71 2.75
Striking accuracy 45% 48%
Striking absorbed per minute 5.72 3.96
Striking defense 55% 52%
Takedown average 1.31 1.08
Takedown accuracy 20% 26%
Takedown defense 75% 80%
Submission average 1 1.1

Spicely vs Perez Betting Picks

With more wins in the UFC and consistency in fighting inside the octagon, Markus Perez is seen as the better bet by Relentless Sportsbook. Expect Perez to put the fight in the ground with Spicely and pull off a submission victory. On the other hand, Spicely has a better chance of winning by going through the judges’ decision.