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UFC Fight Night 174: Pitolo vs Stewart 08/08/2020 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC Fight Night 174 Pitolo vs Stewart 08-08-2020 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC Fight Night 174: Pitolo vs Stewart 08/08/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been the most resilient sports organization and they are on their second fight card this August with UFC Fight Night 174. This card is set to happen on Saturday, August 8 at the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada. For those who want to watch the fight, it can be seen through UFC Fight Pass subscription or Pay Per View. The main event will feature two contradicting heavyweights doing battle as Alexey Oleynik takes on hard-hitting Derrick Lewis. Joining them in the main card is a middleweight match between Darren Steward and Maki Pitolo. According to UFC Live Betting, Darren Stewart owns the edge in this matchup against Maki Pitolo.

UFC Fight Night 174: Pitolo vs Stewart 08/08/2020

When: Saturday, August 8, 9:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 174: Pitolo vs Stewart 08/08/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Maki Pitolo +125 Darren Stewart -155

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Maki Pitolo

Maki Pitolo is a 29-year-old welterweight that came all the way from Nanakuli, Hawaii in the USA. He is known as the “Coconut Bombz” and this five-foot-nine fighter polishes his MMA skills at the West Oahu MMA fight team. Pitolo started his UFC journey after being discovered in Dana White’s Contender Series back in July 2019 where he knocked out Justin Michael Sumter in the first round. His first official fight in the UFC happened in UFC 243 and he lost that match against Callan Potter via unanimous decision. His most recent match was just this June 2020 in UFC 250 and he finally showcased what he can do as he took down Charles Byrd in the 1:10 mark of the second round via punches thus earning his first win in the organization.

Darren Stewart

Darren Stewart is a 29-year-old fighter and his hometown is located miles away from London, Greater London in England. He is known as “The Dentist” and this six-foot fighter trains and represents The MMA Clinic. Stewart carries an 11-5 professional MMA record and seven of his wins are from TKOs. He started his career in the UFC  back in November 2016 but struggled to get wins early on and lost his three of his first four fights and one came to a no contest. He got his groove by winning four of his next five matches but took a break from the UFC after. Stewart’s last fight was this March 2020 where he lost to Bartosz Fabinaski in Cage Warriors 113 via unanimous decision.

Pitolo vs Stewart Betting Numbers

Pitolo
Stewart
Record 13-5-0 11-5-0 (1 NC)
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States England
Height 5′ 10″ 6′ 0″
Weight (lbs) 170 185
Reach (inches) 75 74
Win by KO/TKO 54% 64%
Win by Submission 23% 0%
Decisions 23% 36%
Strikes landed per minute 5.22 2.94
Striking accuracy 45% 44%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.98 2.44
Striking defense 51% 54%
Takedown average 1.98 1.38
Takedown accuracy 60% 44%
Takedown defense 33% 65%
Submission average 0.7 0

Pitolo vs Stewart Betting Picks

Despite having fought in another organization before returning to the UFC, Darren Stewart is coming in as a favorite mainly because he has more fights in the organization than Maki Pitolo. It is safe to bet on Stewart according to Online Sportsbook but Pitolo is an interesting prospect.