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UFC Fight Night 188: Tafa vs Vanderaa 05/22/2021 Spread, Fight Analysis and Forecast

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UFC Fight Night 188 Tafa vs Vanderaa 05-22-2021 Spread Fight Analysis and Forecast

UFC Fight Night 188: Tafa vs Vanderaa 05/22/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to finish the month with another event with UFC FIght Night 188 taking place this Saturday, May 22. The UFC Apex which is in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada will be the venue. This will be held on closed doors but fans can have eyes inside through UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View. The biggest draw for this evening is Rob Font trying to earn a title fight at the bantamweight title but he will have to go through Cody Garbrandt. A heavyweight match is in the main fard with Justin Tafa fighting Jared Vanderaa. Justin Tafa is seen betting on UFC odds to win in this matchup and prolong Jared Vanderaa’s losing woes. 

UFC Fight Night 188: Tafa vs Vanderaa 05/22/2021

When: Saturday, May 22, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 188: Tafa vs Vanderaa 05/22/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Justin Tafa -175 Jared Vanderaa +155

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Justin Tafa

Justin Tafa is known as the “Bad Man” inside the MMA cage and he came all the way from Brisbane, New South Wales located in Australia. He gets to represent the NTG Fight & Fitness MMA stable. Tafa is at his prime age of 27 years old and he stands at exactly six feet. He fights naturally at the heavyweight division and he carries a professional fighting record of 4-2. All of his wins came from knockouts. Tafa had three fights in the UFC and has only won once. His most recent matchup was with Carlos Felipe in UFC on ABC 1 just this January 2021. That match ended in a close split decision.

Jared Vanderaa

Jared Vanderaa is 29 years old and this heavyweight’s hometown is in Hemet, California in the United States. He stands at six-foot-four and tips the scale at 265 pounds. Team Quest has been in charge of training him. Vanderaa carries an interesting ring name as “The Mountain” because of his hulking figure. This heavyweight has a professional MMA record of 11-5 and those wins are divided into seven knockouts, three submissions, and a decision. This fighter just made his UFC debut just this February 2021 in UFC Fight Night 185. He went up against Serget Spivak and lost that match ended in a knockout at the second round at the 4:32 mark.

Tafa vs Vanderaa Betting Numbers

Tafa
Vanderaa
Record 4-2-0 11-5-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Australia USA
Height 6’0″ 6’4″
Weight (lbs) 265 265
Reach (in) 74 80
Win by KO/TKO 100% 64%
Win by Submission 0% 27%
Decisions 0% 9%
Strikes landed per minute 5.33 2.75
Striking accuracy 59% 52%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.60 5.19
Striking defense 46% 33%
Takedown average 0.00 1.15
Takedown accuracy 0% 100%
Takedown defense 100% 0%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Tafa vs Vanderaa Betting Picks

This is going to be a hard-hitting heavyweight match and according to the best online betting website, Justin Tafa should be knocking out Jared Vanderaa. This match should end early and probably in the second round with a knockout.