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UFC on ESPN 22: Gravely vs Birchak 04/17/2021 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC on ESPN 22 Gravely vs Birchak 04-17-2021 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC on ESPN 22: Gravely vs Birchak 04/17/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be treating their fans with an action-packed fight card with UFC on ESPN 22 commencing this Saturday, April 17. The UFC Apex is the venue for the matches and this is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans are not allowed in the venue but can opt to subscribe through Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass to view the fights. The biggest draw for this event will be putting top middleweight contender Robert Whittaker trying to earn another title shot against Kelvin Gastelum. Tony Gravely will be fighting in the undercard against Anthony Birchak. UFC fighting odds have Tony Bravely as the huge favorite to win in this matchup against the feisty Anthony Birchak.

UFC on ESPN 22: Gravely vs Birchak 04/17/2021

When: Saturday, April 17, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 22 Gravely vs Birchak 04/17/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Tony Gravely -325 Anthony Birchak +265

Tony Gravely

Tony Gravely is in his late 20s and this fighter’s hometown is located at Radford, Virginia in the USA. He stands at five-foot-five and has been sharpening his MMA skills at the White Elephant Fight Club. Gravely has been a natural at the bantamweight division and he will be entering this match against Anthony Birchack on a 20-6 professional fighting record. Those wins are divided into nine decisions, eight knockouts, and three submissions. After losing his debut match against Brett Johns, Gravely managed to bounce back gracefully and take his first victory in the UFC against Geraldo de Freitas Jr. during the UFC Fight Night 182 undercard.

Anthony Birchak

Anthony Birchak is known inside the cage as “El Toro” and this fighter hails from Tucson, Arizona in the USA. This bantamweight has been vigorously training at the Luta Elite MMA fight team. Birchak stands at five-foot-eight and her professional fighting record is now at 16-7. Half of those victories came from knockouts while he also owns five knockouts and three decisions under his name. He made his debut in the UFC just this November 2020 during the UFC on ESPN 17 fight card. Birchak went up against Gustavo Lopez but lost in the first round via a rear-naked choke at the 2:43 mark. 

Gravely vs Birchak Betting Numbers

Record 20-6-0 16-7-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country USA USA
Height 5’5″ 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 69 69
Win by KO/TKO 40% 31%
Win by Submission 15% 50%
Decisions 45% 19%
Strikes landed per minute 3.69 4.23
Striking accuracy 55% 36%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.16 3.06
Striking defense 42% 60%
Takedown average 5.60 0.60
Takedown accuracy 51% 16%
Takedown defense 50% 73%
Submission average 0.80 0.00

Gravely vs Birchak Betting Picks

Anthony Birchak may have come to the UFC too early as his first match proved that he is still raw. Tony Gravely is the favored fighter and is the safer bet in the top sports betting site against Birchak.