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Josh Quinlan vs. Danny Barlow

February 17, 2024

UFC 298 offers exciting betting opportunities featuring thrilling matchups. Among them is a welterweight clash between Josh Quinlan and Danny Barlow, concluding the early prelims at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Early preliminary action kicks off at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 17, with Barlow holding a moderate -220 moneyline advantage.

Josh Quinlan Betting Preview

Quinlan finally ended his undefeated six-fight win streak to start his career with a loss in his last fight. This was a unanimous decision against Trey Waters back at UFC on ESPN 45 in April of last year.

He presents six victories, comprising four knockouts and two submissions. In three of his wins, they have resulted in first-round finishes.

“Bushido” demonstrates a 42 percent striking accuracy and a 13 percent success rate in takedowns. His significant strike rate is 3.68 per minute, with an absorption rate of 5.97, revealing a slightly negative ratio.

Quinlan, within a 15-minute UFC span, averages 0.84 takedowns with no submissions yet. His defense is formidable, achieving a 51 percent success rate against significant strikes and a 61 percent success rate against takedowns.

Danny Barlow Betting Preview

Barlow is currently undefeated through seven professional battles so far and will be making his UFC debut. His previous success was a first round TKO over Raheam Forest in Dana White’s Contender Series in September of last year.

He has achieved seven victories that are composed of four knockouts, one submission, and two decisions. Among his seven wins, five resulted in first-round triumphs, which makes him a deadly opponent to pick a fight with.

Known as "Left Hand 2 God," he maintains a 57 percent striking accuracy but has not executed any takedowns in the UFC/DWCS. His significant strike rate stands at 12.15 per minute, with an absorption rate of 5.32. While these figures are commendable, they are likely to decrease significantly with more time spent in battle.

Throughout his 15-minute UFC fights, Barlow has not managed to average any takedowns or submissions. Notably strong on the defensive front, he boasts a 61 percent success rate against significant strikes and has not encountered takedown attempts in the UFC.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie reveals excellent UFC 298 odds, with Danny Barlow as a moderate favorite (-220) to win. Bettors might want to consider adding him to a parlay with other fights on the night or choose a prop bet that will likely pay out more in comparison to the moneyline.

They both have appealing resumes entering this fight, with Barlow arguably having a slight edge to succeed. If he can be the aggressor early and dictate the pace, he can eventually win by decision unless he finish it early by a knockout.

Final Pick: Danny Barlow -220