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UFC ON ESPN 28: Stolze vs Gooden 07/31/2021 Forecast, Tips and Analysis

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UFC ON ESPN 28 Stolze vs Gooden 07-31-2021 Forecast Tips and Analysis

UFC ON ESPN 28: Stolze vs Gooden 07/31/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has come up with another interesting fight card to end the month. It is UFC on ESPN 28 that will be taking place this Saturday, July 31 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans have the option to subscribe via Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass to see the matches. A middleweight match is the biggest draw for this fight card with Uriah Hall set to battle the rising Sean Strickland. Niklas Stolze is also on the main card and he will take on Jared Gooden in a welterweight bout. According to UFC fight odds, Niklas Stolze should be the fighter taking home the win against Jared Gooden.

UFC ON ESPN 28: Stolze vs Gooden 07/31/2021

When:Saturday, July 31, 9:00 PM ET
Where:UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV:Pay Per View
Stream:UFC Fight Pass

UFC ON ESPN 28: Stolze vs Gooden 07/31/2021 Odds

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Niklas Stolze-195Jared Gooden+160

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Niklas Stolze

Niklas Stolze is also known inside the MMA cage as the “Green Mask” and this fighter came from Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. He gets to represent both SBG Ireland and Team LA Onda. Stolze stands at six feet and this 28-year-old fighter has been a natural at the welterweight division.  He has a professional fighting record of 12-4 and those wins are divided into five submissions, three decisions and four knockouts. Carrying a four-fight winning streak entering the UFC roster, Stolze had a rude awakening on the intense competition in the organization. His debut against Ramazan Emeev did not favor him and lost via unanimous decision way back in July 2020.

Jared Gooden

Jared Gooden carries an interesting ring name as the “Nite Train and this fighter’s hometown is in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. This fighter gets to train at the remote X3 Sports fight stable. Gooden is a tall six-foot-four fighter and is currently at his prime age at 27 years old. He is a natural welterweight who has a professional fighting record of 17-6. Seven victories came from knockouts while also owning six submission wins. Heading to this match, Gooden had been on a slump losing back-to-back matches. The first was with Alan Jouban and the most recent was in UFC 260 against Abubakar Nurmagomedov. Both matches were lost via unanimous decision. 

Niklas Stolze vs Jared Gooden Betting Numbers

Last FightLossLoss
Weight (lbs)170170
Reach (in)7577
Win by KO/TKO33%41%
Win by Submission42%35%
Strikes landed per minute2.004.77
Striking accuracy41%41%
Striking absorbed per minute1.937.60
Striking defense56%49%
Takedown average1.000.50
Takedown accuracy100%100%
Takedown defense66%83%
Submission average0.000.00

Stolze vs Gooden Betting Picks

Jared Gooden had a tough time adjusting to fighting in the UFC and his power from other organizations has not been seen in his matches. Niklas Stolze should be the no-brainer choice and the best online sportsbook sees that as well.