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UFC Fight Night 176: Smith vs Azure 09/05/2020 Analysis, Odds and Picks

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UFC Fight Night 176 Smith vs Azure 09-05-2020 Analysis Odds and Picks

UFC Fight Night 176: Smith vs Azure 09/05/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to have a very interesting fight card in UFC Fight Night 176 that is set to commence this Saturday, September 5 at the UFC Apex located in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada. This event will be in closed doors and viewing options will include Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The biggest draw for this event will be Alistair Overeem taking on Augusto Sakai for some hard-hitting heavyweight action. Kicking off the undercard will be a bantamweight battle with Cole Smith going up against Hunter Azure. This fight will be very interesting with UFC Odds seeing that Cole Smith is the underdog to Hunter Azure.

UFC Fight Night 176: Smith vs Azure 09/05/2020

When: Saturday, September 5, 6:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 176: Smith vs Azure 09/05/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Cole Smith +185 Hunter Azure -225

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Cole Smith

Cole Smith is known as “The Cole Train” inside the MMA cage came all the way from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a 31-year-old fighter and fights normally at the bantamweight division. His MMA skills are being carved at the Team Quest Thailand stable. Smith stands at five-foot-eleven and he now owns a professional MMA record of 7-1 with three submissions and two knockout victories. He had two matches in the UFC since May 2019 and splits both fights to a win and a loss. His last match happened in UFC Fight Night 158 back in September 2019 as he is pitted against Miles John. The fight went to a full three rounds with the judges calling it close as Smith lost via split decision.

Hunter Azure

Hunter Azure is a 28-year-old fighter and his hometown is located in Poplar, Montana in the USA. He stands at five-foot-eight and fights naturally at the featherweight division. His stable is at Fight Ready. His professional record is now at 8-1 with half of those wins coming from decisions. He also had three knockouts and one submission under his name. He came to the UFC in September 2019 and had two matches in the organization since. His first fight in the UFC was against Brad Katona in UFC Fight Night 158 where he won via unanimous decision. Azure’s last fight was held just this May 2020 in UFC Fight Night 171 where he lost against Brian Kelleher in the second round via knockout.

Smith vs Azure Betting Numbers

Smith
Azure
Record 7-1-0 8-1-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Canada USA
Height 5’11 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 135 lbs 145 lbs
Reach (inches) 67″ 69″
Win by KO/TKO 29% 38%
Win by Submission 43% 13%
Decisions 29% 50%
Strikes landed per minute 1.63 4.71
Striking accuracy 33% 49%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.53 1.97
Striking defense 61% 63%
Takedown average 1.50 1.55
Takedown accuracy 30% 33%
Takedown defense 66% 81%
Submission average 1.00 1.90

Smith vs Azure Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting fight between fighters with mirroring success in the UFC. Still, the much experience Azure is seen by Online Sports Betting as the fighter with the more upside to this match as compared to Smith.