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UFC on ESPN 14: Werdum vs Gustafsson 07/25/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC on ESPN 14 Werdum vs Gustafsson 07-25-2020 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC on ESPN 14: Werdum vs Gustafsson 07/25/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is capping off “Fight Island” July with a deep fight card in UFC on ESPN 14. This event will be held at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE this Saturday, July 25. No fan is allowed to come in “Fight Island” and viewing options will include subscriptions from Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass The main event will headline two middleweight fighters going for a title shot with Robert Whittaker taking on Darren Till. Two other fights co-headline the event and the other one is a heavyweight bout featuring Fabricio Werdum going up against Alexander Gustafsson. Even going up in the heavyweight division and going up against a bigger fighter, Alexander Gustaffson holds the advantage over Fabrico Werdum by UFC Fight Saturday Night.

UFC on ESPN 14: Werdum vs Gustafsson 07/25/2020

When: Saturday, July 25, 11:00 PM ET
Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 14: Werdum vs Gustafsson 07/25/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Fabricio Werdum +275 Alexander Gustafsson -350

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Fabricio Werdum

Fabricio Werdum is a 42-year-old UFC veteran and he came all the way from Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. “Vai Cavalo” is a heavyweight fighter that trains at the Kings MMA stable and his own fight team in Werdum Combat. Werdum currently has a 23-9 professional MMA record with 11 victories earned through submissions. He made his first bout way back in February 2012 and impressed with a six-fight winning streak entering the UFC. His last two fights were both losses and the most recent one was with Alexey Oleynik in UFC 249 in May 2020. In that match, both fighters went through all three fights and it ended in a split decision favoring Werdum’s opponent.

Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson is a 33-year-old light heavyweight fighter that hails from Stockholm in Stockholm County, Sweden. He is known as “The Mauler” inside the cage and trains at Allstars Training Center and Alliance MMA. Gustaffson now has an 18-6 professional MMA record with 11 wins through the way of knockout. He has been in the UFC since November 2019 and had an impressive six-fight winning streak before falling to Jon Jones. His last four fights were split into two wins and two losses. The last registered fight under his name was against Anthony Smith in UFC Fight Night 53 where he was submitted in the fourth round via rear-naked choke.

Werdum vs Gustafsson Betting Numbers

Record 23-9-1 18-6-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Brazil Sweden
Height 6′ 4″ 6′ 5″
Weight (lbs) 231 205
Reach (inches) 77 79
Win by KO/TKO 26% 61%
Win by Submission 48% 17%
Decisions 26% 22%
Strikes landed per minute 3.61 4.02
Striking accuracy 52% 40%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.62 3.44
Striking defense 55% 51%
Takedown average 1.71 1.56
Takedown accuracy 31% 39%
Takedown defense 31% 85%
Submission average 1.1 0.4

Werdum vs Gustafsson Betting Picks

It has been a very tough transition for Gustafsson to fight in the heavyweight division but he showed some sparks that he can also compete at this level. According to Online Sports Betting, it is Werdum who is the underdog in this fight.