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UFC Fight Night 174: Means vs Staropoli 08/08/2020 Fight Analysis, Forecast and Tips

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UFC Fight Night 174 Means vs Staropoli 08-08-2020 Fight Analysis Forecast and Tips

UFC Fight Night 174: Means vs Staropoli 08/08/2020 –Another blockbuster event is underway as the Ultimate Fighting Championship comes up with an action-packed fight card for UFC Fight Night 174. This event is set to happen this Saturday, August 8 and it will be in the closed-door venue of UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA. UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View is going to be featuring the fight through streaming. The main event will put two top heavyweight names inside the cage with Derrick Lewis going up against the veteran Alexey Oleynik. Kicking off the main card is Tim Means going inside the same cage with Laureano Staropoli for some welterweight action. In this fight, Tim Means is seen by UFC Online as the underdog to his opponent in Laureano Staropoli. 

UFC Fight Night 174: Means vs Staropoli 08/08/2020

When: Saturday, August 8, 6:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 174: Means vs Staropoli 08/08/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Tim Means +115 Laureano Staropoli -135

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Tim Means

Tim Means is known as “The Dirty Bird” inside the cage and this 36-year-old welterweight has his hometown located in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the USA. He stands at six-foot-two and continues to hone and share his skills at Fit NHB. Means now owns a 29-12 professional MMA record and 19 of his wins are earned through knockouts. He started fighting in the UFC way back in May 2015 and had a good start by prevailing in four of his first five fights. He has been on a slump lately and lost four of his last six matches heading on to his next. His last registered match happened in UFC Fight Night 167 where he was submitted by Daniel Rodriguez in the second round.

Laureano Staropoli

Laureano Staropoli is at his prime at 27-years-old and came all the way from La Plata, Buenos Aires in Argentina. This welterweight fighter stands at six-foot-one and trains at the Chute Boxe Diego Lima fight team. Staropoli now owns a professional MMA record of 9-2 with five wins earned by way of knockouts. He made his UFC debut in UF Fight Night 140 back in November 2019 and won over Hector Aldana by going full three rounds to earn the unanimous decision. Thiago Alves was his next opponent in UFC 237 and he also won via unanimous decision. His last match was in UFC Fight Night 162 where he battled Muslim Salkhov but eventually tasted his first loss in the UFC through a unanimous decision.

Means vs Staropoli Betting Numbers

Record 29-12-1 (1 NC) 9-2- 0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country United States Argentina
Height 6’2″ 6’1″
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (inches) 75 71
Win by KO/TKO 66% 56%
Win by Submission 17% 22%
Decisions 17% 22%
Strikes landed per minute 4.87 4.29
Striking accuracy 45% 31%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.44 4.22
Striking defense 62% 57%
Takedown average 0.91 0.33
Takedown accuracy 44% 25%
Takedown defense 63% 50%
Submission average 0.2 0

Means vs Staropoli Betting Picks

Staropoli is an up and coming fighter in the UFC and the bump in the road will just be a short delay for him. He is set to make a good comeback in this match against Tim Means and seen as the favored fighter by Online Sports Betting.