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UFC on ESPN 22: Stephens vs Klose 04/17/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC on ESPN 22 Stephens vs Klose 04-17-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC on ESPN 22: Stephens vs Klose 04/17/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make its second mark for the month of April with UFC on ESPN 22. This event will probably be the last closed-door match inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada before the organization opens it to the public once again. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are good options to watch the matches. Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is set to step in the cage in the main event and a win against Kelvin Gastelum will put him to another title fight. Joining them as the co-main event is is a lightweight match between Jeremy Stephens and Drakkar Klose. This is going to be an interesting battle as the best UFC betting odds have Jeremy Stephens as the safer pick to win over Drakkar Klose.

UFC on ESPN 22: Stephens vs Klose 04/17/2021

When: Saturday, April 17, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 22: Stephens vs Klose 04/17/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jeremy Stephens -125 Drakkar Klose +105

Main Card

Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy Stephens is a natural at the featherweight division and will go up for his weight in his next match. This fighter is 34 years old and has been sharpening his skills at the famous Alliance MMA fight team. Stephens is known as “Lil Heaven” whenever he steps inside the MMA cage and his hometown is located in Des Moines, Iowa in the USA. He has an impressive 28-18 MMA record and 19 of those wins came from knockouts. It has been a tough road for Stephens leading to this fight as his last five fights ended in four losses and a no contest. His last match was in May 2020 in UFC 249 and it was a second-round loss against Calvin Kattar. 

Drakkar Klose

Drakkar Klose is a 33-year-old fighter and he hails from South Haven, Michigan in the USA. He is a five-foot-eight lightweight fighter and has been given proper MMA training at the Fight Ready team. Unlike Stephens, Klose has been fighting naturally at the lightweight division for most of his MMA career. He will be entering this match with an 11-2 professional MMA record and seven of those wins are from decisions while the rest are knockouts. After winning three consecutive matches since losing for the first time in his professional career, Klose lost his most recent match against Beneil Dariush in UFC 248. That fight ended in the second quarter via knockout.

Stephens vs Klose Betting Numbers

Record 28-18-0 11-2-1
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country USA USA
Height 5’9″ 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 145 155
Reach (in) 71 70
Win by KO/TKO 68% 36%
Win by Submission 7% 0%
Decisions 25% 64%
Strikes landed per minute 3.18 3.89
Striking accuracy 40% 53%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.06 3.64
Striking defense 58% 53%
Takedown average 1.16 1.56
Takedown accuracy 38% 30%
Takedown defense 64% 68%
Submission average 0.40 0.00

Stephens vs Klose Betting Picks

Even with the unfamiliar ground at the lightweight division, Jeremy Klose is expected to bank on his vast MMA experience and that puts him above in the top ufc bookmaker against Drakkar Klose. Expect this match to go an extra mile and reach the judges’ scorecards.