UFC on ESPN 31: Puelles vs Gruetzemacher 12/04/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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UFC on ESPN 31 Puelles vs Gruetzemacher 12-04-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

UFC on ESPN 31: Puelles vs Gruetzemacher 12/04/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is starting the last month of the year with an explosive fight card on UFC ESPN 31. This event will happen at the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are excellent ways to experience the matches. Jose Aldo looks to regain his lost glory as the former bantamweight champion goes up against Rob Font in the main event. Chris Gruetzemacher is going to be competing in the preliminaries against Claudio Puelles at lightweight. It is seen in UFC betting lines that this is going to be the tightest fight to call as both fighters are at -110 on the Moneyline.

UFC on ESPN 31: Puelles vs Gruetzemacher 12/04/2021

When: Saturday, December 4, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 31: Puelles vs Gruetzemacher 12/04/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Claudio Puelles -110 Chris Gruetzemacher -110

Claudio Puelles

Claudio Puelles is a very young fighter at 25 years old and he came all the way from Molina, Peru for this fight. He has been busy polishing his MMA skills at the Sanford MMA and will represent them as well. Puelles goes by the ring name as “El Nino” and this natural lightweight will be coming in with a 10-2 professional record. Half of those wins came from submissions and two ended in knockouts. This fighter has been on a roll since losing to Martin Bravo as Puelles comes in with a three-fight winning streak. Among the opponents he defeated were Felipe Silva, Marcos Mariano, and Jordan Leavitt.

Chris Gruetzemacher

Chris Gruetzemacher is a veteran fighter at 35 years old and his hometown is located in Surprise, Arizona in the United States. He has been representing the 2 Knuckle Sports MMA Academy in his pro bouts. Gruetzemacher or “Gritz” for short is a five-foot-eight lightweight and he comes to this fight with a 15-4 professional record. His victories are divided into seven knockouts, five decisions and three submissions. After losing to Alexander Hernandez in October 2020 during UFC Fight Night 181 via knockout. Gruetzemacher bounced back by taking a unanimous decision victory over Rafa Garcia just this July at the UFC on ESPN 28 fight card.

Puelles vs Gruetzemacher Betting Numbers

Record 11-2-0 15-4-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Peru United States
Height 5’10” 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 72 68
Win by KO/TKO 20% 47%
Win by Submission 50% 20%
Decisions 30% 33%
Strikes landed per minute 1.76 6.93
Striking accuracy 47% 56%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.02 5.35
Striking defense 49% 54%
Takedown average 3.35 0.00
Takedown accuracy 47% 0%
Takedown defense 62% 61%
Submission average 0.90 0.00

Puelles vs Gruetzemacher Betting Picks

This is tough to call but the momentum is on Claudio Puelles right now as he won his last three fights. The top online sportsbook sees this game evenly matched but Chris Gruezemacher should do more to stop Puelles’ winning streak.