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UFC on ESPN 23: Benitez vs Pearce 05/01/2021 Spread, Fight Analysis and Forecast

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UFC on ESPN 23 Benitez vs Pearce 05-01-2021 Spread Fight Analysis and Forecast

UFC on ESPN 23: Benitez vs Pearce 05/01/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has made a huge leap featuring a sold-out fight card since the pandemic happened. They will be going back to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC on ESPN 23 this Saturday, May 1 to gear up for another exciting month of fights. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass have the matches covered on a subscription basis. The main event will be putting a title shot on the line for the UFC light heavyweight championship as Dominick Cruz takes on Jiri Prochazka. The undercard will feature a featherweight matchup between Gabriel Benitez and Jonathan Pearce. This promises some hard-hitting action but the best ufc odds has Jonathan Pearce as the riskier bet against Gabriel Benitez.

UFC on ESPN 23: Benitez vs Pearce 05/01/2021

When: Saturday, May 1, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 23: Benitez vs Pearce 05/01/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Gabriel Benitez -190 Jonathan Pearce +165

Gabriel Benitez

Gabriel Benitez is a 32-year-old fighter and his hometown is located all the way from Tijuana, Baja California in Mexico. He has been polishing his fight skills at the American Kickboxing Academy. Benitez is a five-foot-eight fighter that has been fighting naturally at the lightweight division for most of his career. He has an impressive 22-8 professional fighting record with 10 of those wins coming from submissions while eight are from knockouts. “Moggly” was able to avoid getting into a losing streak after taking a win during his most recent fight. Justin Jaynes was his opponent in UFC on ESPN 19 just this December 2020 and that ended in a first-round TKO victory.

Jonathan Pearce

Jonathan Pearce goes by the ring name of “JSP” and he hails from Johnson City, Tennessee in the USA. He trains at Fight Ready and has been a natural featherweight for most of his fighting career. Pearce stands at five-foot-eleven and this 28-year-old fighter has a professional fighting record of 10-4. Eight of those wins came from knockouts while also owning a submission and decision victory as well. After a dismal outing during his MMA debut, he was able to bounce back during his second fight. Pearce took on Kai Kamaka II in UFC on ESPN 18 and that match ended with a second-round knockout.

Benitez vs Pearce Betting Numbers

Benitez
Pearce
Record 22-8-0 10-4-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Mexico USA
Height 5’8″ 6’0″
Weight (lbs) 115 145
Reach (in) 71 71
Win by KO/TKO 36% 80%
Win by Submission 45% 10%
Decisions 18% 10%
Strikes landed per minute 4.38 8.80
Striking accuracy 38% 55%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.26 6.65
Striking defense 70% 46%
Takedown average 0.17 5.91
Takedown accuracy 50% 60%
Takedown defense 56% 75%
Submission average 1.20 0.70

Benitez vs Pearce Betting Picks

This fight will be something but with Jonathan Pearce getting a feel of winning in the UFC, he is still the underdog in the top online betting sites to prevail against Gabriel Benitez. Expect this fight to favor the experienced Benitez and it should end in the second round by submission.