UFC Fight Night 30: Turcios vs Hiestand 08/28/2021 Spread, Fight Analysis and Forecast

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UFC Fight Night 30 Turcios vs Hiestand 08-28-2021 Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC Fight Night 30: Turcios vs Hiestand 08/28/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is kicking into high gear as they end the month with an intense fight card in UFC on ESPN 30. The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada will serve as the battleground but fans can only opt to watch via Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass to enjoy the matches safely at home. Giga Chikadze has been undefeated since entering the UFC and he gets to test his skills against Edson Barbosa in the main event. A bantamweight bout is also on the main card with Ricky Turcios fighting against Brady Hiestand. It is forecasted in UFC fight odds that Brady Heistand is going to be the underdog against Ricky Turcios.

UFC Fight Night 30: Turcios vs Hiestand 08/28/2021

When: Saturday, August 28, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 30: Turcios vs Hiestand 08/28/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Ricky Turcios -150 Brady Hiestand +130

Main Card

Ricky Turcios

Ricky Turcios is just at his prime at 28 years old and this fighter’s hometown is in Houston, Texas in the United States. Team Alpha Male has been responsible for numerous UFC superstar’s careers and they hope to do the same with this bantamweight. Turcios stands at five-foot-eight and he has been comfortable fighting in the bantamweight division. “Pretty Ricky” has only lost twice in his 12 professional bouts and half of those wins came from judges’ decisions. This will be the UFC debut of Turcios. He lost his chance to enter the UFC roster after losing to Boston Salmon in Dana White’s Contender Series but his recent performance in Fury FC against Kaleb Petereit was enough to get a call-up. 

Brady Hiestand

Brady Hiestand is known as “Bam Bam” whenever he steps in the MMA cage and this fighter hails from Spokane, Washington in the USA. Sikjitsu has been his training ground to improve his fighting skills. Heistand is a very young fighter at 22 years old and has been a natural at the bantamweight division. He has only lost once in six matches and owns two knockouts and two submissions under his name. His most recent fight was in February 2020 in Excitfight – Conquest of the Cage and it was against Shane Sargeant. He was impressive by winning via rear-naked choke submission in the 31-second mark in the first round.

Ricky Turcios vs Brady Hiestand Betting Numbers

Record 10-2-0 5-1-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA USA
Height 5’8″ 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 71 71
Win by KO/TKO 30% 40%
Win by Submission 10% 40%
Decisions 60% 20%
Strikes landed per minute 7.33 0.00
Striking accuracy 37% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.07 0.00
Striking defense 64% 0%
Takedown average 0.00 0.00
Takedown accuracy 0% 0%
Takedown defense 0% 0%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Turcios vs Hiestand Betting Picks

Having no experience fighting in the UFC gives Ricky Turcios the underdog tag in this match. Brady Hiestand will be the best bet to win according to an online sportsbook and expect the match to go a full three rounds.