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UFC on ESPN 17: Barcelos vs Taha 11/07/2020 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC on ESPN 17 Barcelos vs Taha 11-07-2020 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC on ESPN 17: Barcelos vs Taha 11/07/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to start the month with a very action-packed fight card at UFC on ESPN 17. This event is set to happen on Saturday, November 7 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada and it can be seen through UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View subscription. The biggest draw will be Thiago Santos trying to earn a title shot post-Jon Jones era against Glover Teixeira. The main card will have a bantamweight bout between Raoni Barcelos and Khalid Taha. According to UFC Vegas Odds, Khalid Taha is going to be the underdog to the surging Raoni Barcelos.

UFC on ESPN 17: Barcelos vs Taha 11/07/2020

When: Saturday, November 7, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 17: Barcelos vs Taha 11/07/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Raoni Barcelos -380 Khalid Taha +290

Main Card

Raoni Barcelos

Raoni Barcelos is a 33-year-old natural Brazilian featherweight and he came all the way from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.  He stands at five-foot-seven and has trained at the Rizzo RVT and Laerte Barcelos Team. Barcelos now has an impressive 15-1 professional record and those wins are divided into eight knockouts, five decisions and two submissions. He has been fighting in the UFC since July 2018. He had four fights in the UFC already and won all bouts in different ways. His most recount fight was in UFC Fight Night 165 last December 2019 and he went up against Said Nurmagomedov for the unanimous decision victory.

Khalid Taha

Khalid Taha is a 28-year-old bantamweight fighter and he came all the way from Dortmund in Germany. He stands at five-foot-seven and he will be representing the Arena Dortmund in his next fight. Taha is known as “The Warrior” inside the MMA cage and he already has a professional record of 13-2. His wins can be divided into nine knockouts, two submissions and two decisions in his seven-year career. He has been fighting in the UFC and had three fights since July 2018. He lost the first and won the second but in his last match against Bruno Silva in UFC 243 last October 2019, it was a no-contest as it was overturned by VPBCSB.

Barcelos vs Taha Betting Numbers

Record 15-1-1 13-2-0
Last Fight Win NC
Country Brazil Germany
Height 5’7″ 5’7″
Weight 145 135
Reach 67 69
Win by KO/TKO 53 69
Win by Submission 13% 15%
Decisions 33% 15%
Strikes landed per minute 4.79 2.64
Striking accuracy 50% 50%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.46 2.29
Striking defense 64% 45%
Takedown average 2.31 0.00
Takedown accuracy 58% 0%
Takedown defense 83% 63%
Submission average 0.70 0.50

Barcelos vs Taha Betting Picks

Raoni Barcelos has been really active in the UFC despite the pandemic and that gives him a good advantage as seen by Online Sportsbook over Khalid Taha who has yet to prove himself in the organization.