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UFC on ESPN 9: Roberts vs Weaver 05/30/2020 UFC Picks, Predictions and Betting Analysis

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UFC on ESPN 9 Roberts vs Weaver 05-30-2020 UFC Picks Predictions and Betting Analysis

UFC on ESPN 9: Roberts vs Weaver 05/30/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has its fourth fight card set since the nationwide sports lockdown and they seem are going strong moving forward. UFC on ESPN 9 will happen on Saturday, May 30 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This event will be held closed-door but it can be viewed through Pay Per View and UFC fight Pass. The main draw is the former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley up against Gilbert Burns. In the same card, you have lightweight action between Roosevelt Roberts fighting Brok Weaver. For this lightweight bout, it is seen by UFC Online that Roberts is the favorite to win over Weaver.

UFC on ESPN 9: Roberts vs Weaver 05/30/2020

When: Saturday, May 30, 6:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 9: Roberts vs Weaver 05/30/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Roosevelt Roberts -335 Brok Weaver +255

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Roosevelt Roberts

Roosevelt Roberts is a young and promising 26-year-old fighter who fights out of Adrenaline Martial Arts and hails from Lathrop, California. He currently has a professional record of 9-1 and he is known as a fighter that can beat you in many ways. Roberts is known as “The Predator” for his intimidating features. He came in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series as an undefeated fighter from Bellator, CXF and KOTC. Roberts won that match against Garrett Gross. He made his UFC debut in November 2018 and won two-straight against fighters Darrell Horcher and Thomas Gifford before falling to Vinc Pichel for his first professional loss. Roberts bounced back in UFC Fight Night 163 by beating Alexander Yakovlev through a unanimous decision.

Brok Weaver

Brok Weaver is a young 28-year-old fighter that came from McIntosh, Alabama. “Chata Tuska” stands at 6-flat and owns a 15-4 professional MMA record. He has eight of his fights that came from the judges’ decision. Prior to coming to the UFC, Weaver made his name in Square Ring Promotions. He won all his six fights there before entering Dana Whtie’s Contender Series in August 2019. Weaver won his match against Devin Smith in which he won through a unanimous decision. He made his UFC debut in UFC Fight Night 167 in February 2020 against Rodrigo Vargas and it didn’t end up well for Weaver’s opponent as the match was stopped by the referees due to an illegal knee in the first round.

Roberts vs Weaver Betting Numbers

Record 9-1- 0 15-4-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States United States
Height 6′ 2″ 6′ 0″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (inches) 73 73
Win by KO/TKO 33% 13%
Win by Submission 44% 20%
Decisions 22% 53%
Strikes landed per minute 2.87 5.57
Striking accuracy 46% 73%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.35 2.84
Striking defense 50% 37%
Takedown average 1.84 0
Takedown accuracy 63% 0%
Takedown defense 58% 70%
Submission average 0.5 0.8

Roberts vs Weaver Betting Picks

With Roberts having a more convincing resume as he knows how to finish fights, Sportsbook gives him the upper hand over Weaver who mostly tries to rely on his stamina to last through fights and wait for the judge’s scorecards.