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UFC on ESPN 31: Barberena vs Weeks 12/04/2021 Fight Analysis, Forecast and Tips

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UFC on ESPN 31 Barberena vs Weeks 12-04-2021 Fight Analysis Forecast and Tips

UFC on ESPN 31: Barberena vs Weeks 12/04/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to make their first mark of the month as UFC on ESPN 31 commences this Saturday, December 4. The battleground for all the fighters will be at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are going to be the best ways to safely enjoy the matches at home. The main event will be putting MMA legend Jose Aldo on a comeback trail to regain the bantamweight championship against Rob Font. Bryan Barberena is fighting in the preliminaries against Darian Weeks at the welterweight division. It is seen in UFC betting lines that Bryan Barberena will be taking home the win over replacement fighter Darian Weeks.

UFC on ESPN 31: Barberena vs Weeks 12/04/2021

When: Saturday, December 4, 10:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 31: Barberena vs Weeks 12/04/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Bryan Barberena -125 Darian Weeks +105

Bryan Barberena

Bryan Barberena goes by the ring name “Bam Bam” and this fighter came from Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. He has been busy building his fight game at the MMA Lab stable. Barberena stands at six feet and this 32-year-old welterweight fighter has a 15-8 professional MMA record. 10 of his victories came from knockouts while also owning three decisions and two submission wins. It has been a tough road for Barberena as he won only once in his last four matches in the UFC. His most recent bout was against Jason Witt in UFC on ESPN 28 and that ended in a tight majority decision.

Darian Weeks

Darian Weeks is at his prime age of 28 years old and he hails from Sedalia, Missouri in the United States. He has been naturally competing at the welterweight division and owns a professional record of 5-0. This will be his first fight in the UFC as he steps up to the plate as a replacement fighter for Matt Brown who has contracted COVID-19. Three of his five victories came from knockouts while the rest were submissions. Prior to making the UFC roster, Weeks has competed in numerous MMA organizations. Among them are Cageside Promotions, Midwest Fight League, Midwest Fight League and the Legacy Fighting Alliance.

Barberena vs Weeks Betting Numbers

Barberena
Weeks
Record 15-8-0 5-0-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country United States United States
Height 6’0″ 5’11”
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (in) 72 72
Win by KO/TKO 67% 60%
Win by Submission 13% 40%
Decisions 20% 0%
Strikes landed per minute 5.26 0
Striking accuracy 48% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.45 0
Striking defense 46% 0%
Takedown average 0.21 0
Takedown accuracy 25% 0%
Takedown defense 58% 0%
Submission average 0.4 0

Barberena vs Weeks Betting Picks

With not much experience fighting professionally, it is seen by the top online sportsbook that Bryan Barberena is the heavy favorite to win against the debuting Darian Weeks. Expect this match to end via knockout in the second round.