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UFC Fight Night 199: Leavitt vs Sayles 12/18/2021 Spread, Analysis and Picks

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UFC Fight Night 199 Leavitt vs Sayles 12-18-2021 Spread Analysis and Picks

UFC Fight Night 199: Leavitt vs Sayles 12/18/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be having their last fight card of the year and it promises a lot of action. UFC Fight Night 199 is set to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada this coming Saturday, December 18. MMA fans can get to watch the bouts by subscribing to either Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass. The main event will be putting Derrick Lewis back inside the octagon and this hard-hitting heavyweight will fight Chris Daukaus. The evening opens up with a lightweight bout between Jordan Leavitt taking on Matt Sayles. This is going to be a tight fight to call but according to UFC fight odds, Jordan Leavitt carries the edge over Matt Sayles.

UFC Fight Night 199: Leavitt vs Sayles 12/18/2021

When: Saturday, December 18, 4:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 199: Leavitt vs Sayles 12/18/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jordan Leavitt -130 Matt Sayles +110

Jordan Leavitt

Jordan Leavitt has an interesting ring name as โ€œThe Monkey Kingโ€ and he just lives nearby in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been representing the Syndicate MMA fight stable throughout his career. Leavitt is just entering his prime at 26 years old and he has only been beaten once in nine professional bouts. This lightweight fighter has five submission victories under his name while his only loss was through the judgesโ€™ scorecards. After earning his UFC contract in Dana Whiteโ€™s Contender Series, Leavitt scored a first-round knockout victory by slamming Matt Wiman. He lost his first career fight against Claudio Puelles during his most recent matchup in UFC Fight Night 189.

Matt Sayles

Matt Sayles is also a fighter getting to his prime at 27 years old and he hails from San Diego, California in the United States. He has been busy training at the famous Alliance MMA fight team. Sayles goes by the ring name โ€œRoboโ€ and this five-foot-seven featherweight owns a professional fighting record of 8-3. Six of those wins came from knockouts while the rest were split to one submission and one decision. It has been a tough stretch for Sayles as he only won once in the three UFC fights given to him. This fighter is coming from a tough submission loss against Bryce Mitchell and that happened way back in December 2019.

Leavitt vs Sayles Betting Numbers

Leavitt
Sayles
Record 8-1-0 8-3-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country United States United States
Height 5’9″ 5’7″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 71 68
Win by KO/TKO 13% 75%
Win by Submission 63% 13%
Decisions 25% 13%
Strikes landed per minute 1.33 5.44
Striking accuracy 60% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.12 3.13
Striking defense 46% 61%
Takedown average 3.06 0.00
Takedown accuracy 40% 0%
Takedown defense 0% 81%
Submission average 0.80 0.40

Leavitt vs Sayles Betting Picks

It has been a long time since Matt Sayles stepped inside the octagon. Ring rust is what the best online sportsbook sees and puts Jordan Leavitt as the best bet to win this matchup. This should end with Leavitt submitting Sayles.