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Marquel Mederos vs. Landon Quinones

February 3, 2024

UFC Fight Night 235 offers thrilling matchups, featuring a lightweight clash between Landon Quinones and Marquel Mederos in the preliminary card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, scheduled for Saturday, February 3, starting at 4:00 PM ET. Mederos enters the bout as a slight favorite, boasting a -140 moneyline.

Landon Quinones Betting Preview

Quinones recently had his five-fight win streak snapped in his last fight. This was also his debut with the UFC, which was a unanimous decision defeat against Nasrat Haqparast back at UFC 293 in September of last year.

He displays seven victories, comprising five knockouts, one submission, and one decision. Notably, three of his triumphs occurred in the opening round. Examining his losses, only two were by decision.

Known as "The Lone Wolf," he maintains a 42 percent striking accuracy, with no recorded takedowns yet. On average, he lands 9.87 significant strikes per minute but absorbs 11.40, resulting in a negative significant strike ratio.

In UFC action, he has not secured any takedowns or submissions per 15 minutes. His defensive skills boast a 55 percent success rate against significant strikes and a 100 percent success rate against takedowns.

Marquel Mederos Betting Preview

Mederos is currently on a six-fight win streak and will be making his debut in the UFC. His latest victory was UFC-related, as he defeated Issa Isakov by a first round knockout in Week 10 of Dana White’s Contender Series back in October of last year.

He has achieved eight professional victories, with six knockouts and two decisions. Notably, three of these wins were first-round finishes. His sole loss came through a decision.

With an impressive 60 percent striking accuracy and no takedowns yet, he maintains an average of 5.78 significant strikes per minute and an absorption rate of 1.93. This results in a positive differential that could have a significant impact.

In terms of ground action, he has not landed takedowns and submissions per 15 minutes in the UFC. Nevertheless, he exhibits a 64 percent defense against significant strikes and a flawless 100 percent takedown defense.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Bookmaker offers appealing UFC betting odds for this matchup, with Marquel Mederos as a slight favorite for success (-140). Both stack up well on paper, which should provide a great fight for viewers.

Quinones got his first taste of UFC action against a fighter that has a handful of experience in the UFC, so his debut was arguably not as bad as it looked if he were to have faced a different opponent like he is now. However, he could have also capitalized on that opportunity, especially since he could have won that fight. Overall, Mederos has appealing striking that could put him ahead.

Final Pick: Marquel Mederos -140