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UFC on ESPN 24: Ferreira vs Gillespie 05/08/2021 Predictions, Fight Previews and Spread

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UFC on ESPN 24 Ferreira vs Gillespie 05-08-2021 Predictions Fight Previews and Spread

UFC on ESPN 24: Ferreira vs Gillespie 05/08/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is not yet done creating good fight cards for this month as UFC on ESPN 24 commences this Saturday, May 8. This event will be held at the organization’s own facility at the UFC Apex in the middle of Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View has the matches live along with UFC Fight Pass. This event’s biggest draw will be Michelle Waterson trying to climb up the women’s flyweight rankings by taking on Marina Rodriguez. Diego Ferreira is in the main card as well and will fight Gregor Gillespie in a lightweight match. Gregor Gillespie is seen by UFC parlay betting as the safer pick to win against Carlos Diego Ferreira. 

UFC on ESPN 24: Ferreira vs Gillespie 05/08/2021

When: Saturday, May 8, 8:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 24: Ferreira vs Gillespie 05/08/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Diego Ferreira +137 Gregor Gillespie -157

Main Card

Diego Ferreira

Diego Ferreira is a veteran fighter at 36 years old and he came all the way from Careiro da Varzea in Amazonas, Brazil. His fighting skills are being sharpened at the Fortis MMA fight team. Ferreira stands at five-foot-nine and has been a natural lightweight for most of his career. His professional fighting record is now at 17-3 and 14 of those victories are split between submissions and decisions. This fighter was on a six-fight winning streak and that was halted in his most recent match during UFC Fight Night 184 just this February 2021. Beneil Dariush was his conqueror with the judges giving a split decision. 

Gregor Gillespie

Gregor Gillespie has been around the MMA circle at the age of 34 years old. This fighter’s hometown is in New York, USA and has been representing the Bellmore Kickboxing Academy for most of his career. Gillespie is known as “The Gift” inside the MMA cage has an impressive 13-1 professional MMA record heading to this match. Those wins are divided into six knockouts, five submissions, and two decisions. Like his opponent, Gillespie had his six-fight winning streak in the UFC snapped by Kevin Lee in UFC 244 back in November 2019. It was his first career defeat as he got knocked out via head kick in the first round.

Ferreira vs Gillespie Betting Numbers

Ferreira
Gillespie
Record 17-3-0 13-1-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country Brazil USA
Height 5’9″ 5’9″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 74 71
Win by KO/TKO 18% 46%
Win by Submission 41% 38%
Decisions 41% 15%
Strikes landed per minute 4.5 3.58
Striking accuracy 37% 49%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.26 2.14
Striking defense 58% 60%
Takedown average 0.89 7.02
Takedown accuracy 26% 47%
Takedown defense 68% 0%
Submission average 0.9 0.9

Ferreira vs Gillespie Betting Picks

This fight is expected to go beyond two rounds but it is forecasted in the best ufc oddsmaker that Carlos Diego Ferreira will fall to Gregor Gillespie. This should happen by the third round with Gillespie winning by a knockout.