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UFC on ESPN 31: Guida vs Santos 12/04/2021 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC on ESPN 31 Guida vs Santos 12-04-2021 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC on ESPN 31: Guida vs Santos 12/04/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship looks to start the last month of the year on a high note stacking up UFC on ESPN 31 fight card. This event will be happening this Saturday, December 4 inside the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada. MMA fans can choose to watch between Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription to enjoy the bouts. Jose Aldo will be headlining this event as the former bantamweight champion goes up against Rob Font. Fan-favorite Clay Guida will step inside the octagon again as he takes on Leonardo Santos at lightweight in the main card. It is seen in the best UFC betting sites that Clay Guida is the riskier pick to make as compared to Leonardo Santos.

UFC on ESPN 31: Guida vs Santos 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: Guida vs Santos 12/04/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Clay Guida +158 Leonardo Santos -180

Main Card

Clay Guida

Clay Guida goes by a very famous ring name as โ€œThe Carpenterโ€ and this veteran fighter hails from Round Lake, Illinois in the United States. He has been represented by the world-renowned Team Alpha Male. Guida is already at the tail end of his illustrious MMA career at 39 years old and this lightweight carries an impressive 36-21 professional record. 15 of his wins came from decisions while 13 are submission victories. This five-foot-seven fighter has been on a bad slump winning only once in his last four matches inside the octagon. His most recent battle was with Mark Madsen in UFC on ESPN 29 and lost in a tight split decision.

Leonardo Santos

Leonardo Santos is a 41-year-old fight veteran and he came all the way from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to be in this matchup. He has been represented by the famous Nova Uniao fight stable in his professional bouts. Santos has been naturally competing at lightweight and he will enter this matchup with an 18-4 professional record. His victories are divided into nine submissions, five decisions, three knockouts, and one draw. After not tasting a loss since June 2013, Santosโ€™ streak was finally stopped during his most recent fight. Grant Dawson knocked him out in the third round right before the final bell during UFC on ESPN 21.

Guida vs Santos Betting Numbers

Guida
Santos
Record 36-18-0 18-5-1
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country United States Brazil
Height 5’7″ 6’0″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 70 75
Win by KO/TKO 19% 17%
Win by Submission 36% 50%
Decisions 42% 28%
Strikes landed per minute 2.53 2.65
Striking accuracy 34% 44%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.71 2.77
Striking defense 62% 58%
Takedown average 3.24 1.07
Takedown accuracy 38% 29%
Takedown defense 68% 89%
Submission average 0.70 0.30

Guida vs Santos Betting Picks

This is going to be an interesting battle with the amount of time both fighters competed inside the MMA cage. Clay Guida has not shown his old form and that makes him the risky pick to win against Leonardo Santos according to the online sportsbook.