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UFC on ESPN 26: Rodriguez vs Parsons 07/17/2021 Spread, Fight Analysis and Forecast

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UFC on ESPN 26 Rodriguez vs Parsons 07-17-2021 Spread Fight Analysis and Forecast

UFC on ESPN 26: Rodriguez vs Parsons 07/17/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is gearing up for another interesting fight card this month with UFC on ESPN 26 taking place this Saturday, July 17. This event will return to the closed-door location of the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada and it will be shown live through UFC Fight Pass and Pay Per View subscription. The main event will feature a lightweight battle between Islam Makhachev taking on Thiago Moises. The undercard will also have an interesting welterweight matchup between Daniel Rodriguez and Preston Parsons. This is going to be an interesting match as Daniel Rodriguez is seen as the favored fighter against Preston Parsons by the online sportsbook.

UFC on ESPN 26: Rodriguez vs Parsons 07/17/2021

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

UFC on ESPN 26: Rodriguez vs Parsons 07/17/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Daniel Rodriguez -340 Preston Parsons +280

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez is a 34-year-old fighter and his hometown is located at Alahambra, California in the USA. He is six feet and gets to polish his fighting skills at the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu fight stable. Rodriguez or better known as “D-Rod” has been competing at the welterweight division for most of his career. He has lost only twice in 16 professional MMA matches and half of those wins came from knockouts. After suffering a loss against Nicolas Dalby in UFC 255, Rodriguez was able to make a good comeback in UFC on ABC 2. He competed against Mike Perry and got the nod of all the judges after three rounds.

Preston Parsons

Preston Parsons is just entering his prime age at 26 years old and this fighter hails from Jacksonville Beach, Florida in the United States. He gets to represent the Elevate MMA team in his matches. Parsons stands at five-foot-eleven and he has been comfortable competing at the welterweight division. This fighter has lost only twice in 11 professional bouts while all of his wins came from submissions.  This will be his first fight in the UFC but prior to making the roster, he was a standout fighter at Combat Night. He has won all of his four fights in Combat Night and all of which are from creative submission holds.

Daniel Rodriguez vs Preston Parsons Betting Numbers

Record 14-2-0 9-2-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA USA
Height 6’1″ 5’11”
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (in) 74
Win by KO/TKO 50% 0%
Win by Submission 29% 100%
Decisions 21% 0%
Strikes landed per minute 7.87 0.00
Striking accuracy 48% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 5.69 0.00
Striking defense 57% 0%
Takedown average 1.00 0.00
Takedown accuracy 55% 0%
Takedown defense 78% 0%
Submission average 0.20 0.00

Rodriguez vs Parsons Betting Picks

Preston Parsons is a very interesting prospect and expect him to try and take the fight on the ground. However, Daniel Rodriguez has been the more experienced fighter in the UFC and experts betting on ufc see him as the safer bet.