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UFC Fight Night 180: Almeida vs Martinez 10/17/2020 Spread, Fight Analysis and Forecast

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UFC Fight Night 180 Almeida vs Martinez 10-17-2020 Spread Fight Analysis and Forecast

UFC Fight Night 180: Almeida vs Martinez 10/17/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to have another blockbuster event with UFC Fight Night 180 commencing this Saturday, October 17 inside “Fight Island”. Much better known as the Flash Forum, Yas Island located in Abu Dhabi, fight fans are prohibited from watching live and will have UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View as options instead. It will be the Korean Zombie going inside the same cage as Brian Ortega with the winner getting a title shot for the UFC featherweight title. In the main card, an interesting bantamweight battle is also set to happen with Thomas Almeida getting it on with Jonathan Martinez. This is going to be an exciting match between two quick fighters but UFC Vegas Odds have Jonathan Martinez as the underdog against Thomas Almeida.

UFC Fight Night 180: Almeida vs Martinez 10/17/2020

When: Saturday, October 17, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 180: Almeida vs Martinez 10/17/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Thomas Almeida Jonathan Martinez

Main Card

Thomas Almeida

Thomas Almeida is a 29-year-old Brazillian fighter and this native of Sao Paulo is known as “Thominhas” inside the MMA cage. This bantamweight will be representing Chute Boxe Diego Lima and Macaco Gold Team for this fight. Almeida is already a veteran in the MMA world as he now has a 21-3 professional record with 17 wins earned from the way of knockout.  He has been in the UFC since November 2014 and since then he has won five of eight fights given to him. He is coming to this match with back-to-back losses and hopes to avoid a losing streak. His last fight happened in UFC 2020 way back in January 2018 where he got knocked out by Rob Font in the second round with a head kick.

Jonathan Martinez

Jonathan Martinez is an American bantamweight and this 26-year-old came all the way from Plainview, Texas. He stands at five-foot-seven and sharpens his MMA skills at the Factory X fight stable. Martinez will be putting his 12-3 professional record on this fight and seven of those wins came from knockouts. He has been fighting in the UFC since October 2018 and won three of the five fights given to him. His last fight was in UFC Fight Night 173 just this August 2020 and he was put inside the same cage against Frankie Saenz. The match reached three rounds and Martinez put out his opponent at the 57-second mark with a knee and punches.

Almeida vs Martinez Betting Numbers

Record 22-3-0 12-3-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Brazil USA
Height 5’7″ 5’8″
Weight 145 lbs 145 lbs
Reach 70″ 70″
Win by KO/TKO 81% 58%
Win by Submission 14% 17%
Decisions 5% 25%
Strikes landed per minute 5.66 4.22
Striking accuracy 45% 50%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.65 3.46
Striking defense 64% 57%
Takedown average 0.00 0.64
Takedown accuracy 0% 37%
Takedown defense 75% 46%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Almeida vs Martinez Betting Picks

This is going to be a good fight for MMA fanatics as both fighters are very technical inside the cage. Still, Thomas Almeida has the knockout power to finish this game early and if Jonathan Martinez avoids that, he can take his chances at the judges’ scorecards. In this fight, Martinez is seen by Best Sportsbook as the riskier bet.