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UFC ON ESPN 29: Saldana vs Lingo 08/21/2021 Forecast, Tips and Analysis

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UFC ON ESPN 29 Saldana vs Lingo 08-21-2021 Forecast Tips and Analysis

UFC ON ESPN 29: Saldana vs Lingo 08/21/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship took a short breather and came back with another exciting fight card with UFC on ESPN 29. This event happens this coming Saturday, August 21 and it will be inside the halls of the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The matches can be viewed by subscribing to either Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass. The main event will be putting veteran fighter Kelvin Gastelum trying to go for another run at the middleweight rankings against the rising Jason Cannonier. The undercard will feature Austin Lingo taking on Luis Saldana in a featherweight bout. This match is going to be a close battle as seen by UFC online betting sites but Luis Saldana owns a small edge over Austin Lingo.

UFC ON ESPN 29: Saldana vs Lingo 08/21/2021

When: Saturday, August 21, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC ON ESPN 29: Saldana vs Lingo 08/21/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Luis Saldana -120 Austin Lingo EV

Luis Saldana

Luis Saldana just entered his 30s and this fighter came all the way from Des Moines, Iowa in the United States. He has been representing the MMA Lab fight stable in all his professional matches. Saldana stands at five-foot-ten and has been competing at the featherweight division. He entered this match with a 15-6 professional record and nine of those wins came from knockouts while also owning five submission victories. After impressing at Dana White’s Contender Series, Saldana made his UFC debut against Jordan Griffin just this April 2021. He won that match by going a full three rounds and earning the judges’ decisions.

Austin Lingo

Austin Lingo is known as “Lights Out” whenever he steps inside the MMA cage and he hails from Mesquite, Texas in the United States. He gets to represent and train at the Fortis MMA fight team. Lingo is at his prime age of 27 years old and he stands at five-foot-ten. He gets to compete naturally at the featherweight division and has only lost once in nine professional bouts. His wins are divided into three knockouts, three decisions and two submissions. Losing his debut fight in the UFC against Youssef Zalal in February 2020, he returned inside the cage in January 2021 during UFC on ABC 2 and took on Jacob Kilburn and won that match by unanimous decision.

Saldana vs Lingo Betting Numbers

Saldana
Lingo
Record 15-6-0 8-1-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA USA
Height 5’11” 5’10”
Weight (lbs) 145 145
Reach (in) 73 70
Win by KO/TKO 60% 38%
Win by Submission 33% 25%
Decisions 7% 38%
Strikes landed per minute 4.39 3.57
Striking accuracy 51% 44%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.79 3.17
Striking defense 64% 62%
Takedown average 0.00 1.00
Takedown accuracy 0% 66%
Takedown defense 42% 76%
Submission average 0.60 0.00

Saldana vs Lingo Betting Picks

This promises to be a close battle but with the momentum carried by Luis Saldana, he should be winning this match but not without a great challenge from Austin Lingo. Top online sportsbook expects this match to reach the judges’ scorecards.