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UFC on ESPN 24: Rothwell vs Lins 05/08/2021 Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC on ESPN 24 Rothwell vs Lins 05-08-2021 Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC on ESPN 24: Rothwell vs Lins 05/08/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has another fight card happening this month with UFC on ESPN 24 taking place this Saturday, May 8. The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada will hold the event inside their premises. Fans can opt to subscribe to Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass to see the matches. Marina Rodriguez is slowly getting up the UFC women’s flyweight rankings and she will be fighting fan favorite Michelle Waterson. Another heavyweight match is in the fight card with Ben Rothwell set to clash with Philippe Lins. Ben Rothwell is forecasted in the best UFC gambling picks as the fighter with the small edge over Philippe Lins.

UFC on ESPN 24: Rothwell vs Lins 05/08/2021

When: Saturday, May 8, 5:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 24: Rothwell vs Lins 05/08/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Ben Rothwell -105 Philipe Lins -115

Ben Rothwell

Ben Rothwell is a veteran fighter at 39 years old and his hometown is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He has been training and representing both the Rothwell MMA and LCCT fight stable. Rothwell is a hulking figure at six-foot-four and 265 pounds. This natural heavyweight fighter has an impressive professional fighting record of 38-13 with 28 of those fights coming from knockouts. After winning back-to-back matches against Stefan Struve and Ovince St. Preaux, Rothwell was not able to enter into a winning streak as he got halted by Marcin Tybura in UFC Fight Night 179 via unanimous decision. 

Philipe Lins

Philipe Lins is known as “Monstro” inside the MMA cage and he came all the way from Natal, Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. He stands at six-foot-one and trains at the Kimura Nova Uniao fight team. Lins weighs in at 234 pounds and has been fighting in the heavyweight division for most of his career. He is coming to this matchup against Rothwell on a 14-5 professional fighting record. Eight of those victories are knockouts while four are from submissions. This fighter will be trying to avoid getting into a losing streak after losing back-to-back matches. His debut fight in the UFC was with Andrei Arlovski and the next match with Tanner Boser in UFC on ESPN 12. He got knocked out in the first round at the 2:41 mark.

Rothwell vs Lins Betting Numbers

Rothwell
Lins
Record 38-13-0 14-5-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country USA Brazil
Height 6’4″ 6’1″
Weight (lbs) 265 234
Reach (in) 78 78
Win by KO/TKO 74% 57%
Win by Submission 16% 29%
Decisions 11% 14%
Strikes landed per minute 3.55 2.66
Striking accuracy 41% 40%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.57 3.68
Striking defense 46% 49%
Takedown average 0.63 0.00
Takedown accuracy 33% 0%
Takedown defense 69% 0%
Submission average 0.30 0.00

Rothwell vs Lins Betting Picks

This is a fight that is too close to call. Ben Rothwell has vast experience inside the MMA cage and expects him to figure out Philippe Lins better. This should end in the middle of the third round and according to the top sports betting site, Rothwell will win via knockout.