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UFC on ESPN 21: Santos vs Dawson 03/20/2021 Tips, Fight Results and Analysis

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UFC on ESPN 21 Santos vs Dawson 03-20-2021 Tips Fight Results and Analysis

UFC on ESPN 21: Santos vs Dawson 03/20/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make another mark for this month with UFC on ESPN 21. The venue will be at the UFC Apex located in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada in the USA. Getting a Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription will be the best way to watch the matches. A middleweight matchup is the biggest draw for this fight card with Kevin Holland testing his skills against Derek Brunson. On the other hand, Leonardo Santos will be battling Grant Dawson for a lightweight matchup in the undercard. Grant Dawson is coming in this hard-hitting matchup as the favored fighter to win by UFC betting odds against Leonardo Santos. 

UFC on ESPN 21: Santos vs Dawson 03/20/2021

When: Saturday, March 20, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 21: Santos vs Dawson 03/20/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Leonardo Santos +165 Grant Dawson -190

Leonardo Santos

Leonardo Santos is a veteran fighter at the age of 41 years old and he came all the way from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He stands at six-feet and continues to sharpen his skills at the Nova Uniao fight team. Santos will be coming to this match against Grant Dawson with an 18-3 professional fighting record. Half of those victories came from submissions while also having three knockouts and five decisions. He has not experienced defeat in the UFC since entering in June 2013. Santos is on a six-fight winning streak since his draw match against Norman Parke back in March 2014. His last match was against Roman Bogatov in July 2020 and that win was earned through a unanimous decision.

Grant Dawson

Grant Dawson is known as “KGD” inside the MMA cage and this fighter hails from Stromsburg in Nebraska, USA. Glory MMA & Fitness has been responsible for polishing Dawson’s MMA skills since his career started.  Dawson is just at his prime age of 27 years old and has an impressive 16-1 professional MMA record. 11 of those wins came from submissions while also scoring three knockouts and two decisions. He already has four fights in the UFC and all of those resulted in victories. Dawson’s last match was in  UFC Fight Night 172 where he faced Nad Ramani. That match went to a full three rounds with all judges favoring him to win. 

Santos vs Dawson Betting Numbers

Santos
Dawson
Record 18-4-1 16-1-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Brazil USA
Height 6’0″ 5’10”
Weight (lbs) 155 145
Reach (in) 75 72
Win by KO/TKO 17% 19%
Win by Submission 50% 69%
Decisions 28% 13%
Strikes landed per minute 2.76 3.50
Striking accuracy 44% 47%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.71 2.13
Striking defense 60% 50%
Takedown average 1.09 4.17
Takedown accuracy 27% 45%
Takedown defense 88% 33%
Submission average 0.40 2.10

Santos vs Dawson Betting Picks

This is going to be a very tight battle but the popular bookmaker picks youth to win over experience. Grant Dawson should be the safer bet to win in this match but Leonardo Santos could pull an upset.