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UFC on ESPN 12: Griffin vs Zalal 06/27/2020 UFC Spread, Fight Analysis and Betting Forecasts

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UFC on ESPN 12 Griffin vs Zalal 06-27-2020 UFC Spread Fight Analysis and Betting Forecasts

UFC on ESPN 12: Griffin vs Zalal 06/27/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is holding its fourth and last fight card for this month with UFC on ESPN 12 coming this Saturday, June 27. This will be held at the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada in the UFC Apex. With precautionary measures, this will be another closed-door event with fans having a chance to watch the event through UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View. The biggest draw for this event will be Dustin Poirier going up against Dan Hooker for a chance to earn a title shot. In the preliminary bouts, there is an interesting lightweight battle happening when Jordan Griffin enters the cage with Youssef Zalal. Heading to this match, Youssef Zalal is seen by UFC Odds as the fighter carrying the advantage over Jordan Griffin.

UFC on ESPN 12: Griffin vs Zalal 06/27/2020

When: Saturday, June 27, 5:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 12: Griffin vs Zalal 06/27/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jordan Griffin +100 Youssef Zalal -130

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Jordan Griffin

Jordan Griffin is a 30-year-old featherweight fighter that hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “The Native Psycho” stands at five-foot-ten and trains at Roufusport fight team. He has an 18-7 professional MMA record with nine victories through submissions. Griffin was a stand out fighter who made his name at LFA. He earned his spot at the UFC roster by defeating Maurice Mitchell in Dana White’s Contender Series on July 31 via rear-naked choke in the first round. He had a hard time adjusting to the UFC as he lost his first two fights. Griffin broke the slump as he defeated T.J. Brown in UFC Fight Night 169 through technical submission via guillotine choke in the second round.

Youssef Zalal

Youssef Zalal is a very young fighter at 23 years old and he came from Englewood, Colorado. “The Moroccan Devil” trains at Factory X and he carries a professional MMA record of 8-2. Five of his wins were though submissions. Zalal had only one UFC fight under his name and it was back in February 2020 in UFC 247 where he won against Austin Lingo via unanimous decision. Prior to that, he was a fighter that came from LFA where he won three of his five matches there. His last match in LFA was just this November 22 as he broke a two-fight slump by putting a flying knee to Jaime Hernandez in the first round.

Griffin vs Zalal Betting Numbers

Record 18-7-0 8-2- 0
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States United States
Height 5′ 10″ 5′ 10″
Weight (lbs) 145 145
Reach (inches) 73 72
Win by KO/TKO 28% 25%
Win by Submission 50% 63%
Decisions 22% 13%
Strikes landed per minute 2.87 2.07
Striking accuracy 48% 56%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.91 0.8
Striking defense 48% 80%
Takedown average 0.35 6
Takedown accuracy 20% 50%
Takedown defense 35% 0%
Submission average 2.5 2

Griffin vs Zalal Betting Picks

With a lot of upside in Youssef Zalal’s young career, Sports Betting favors him to win over Jordan Griffin. Zalal’s submission skills have yet to make a debut in the UFC but expect him to try and pull off a submission victory over Griffin.