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UFC 292 Betting Preview: Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley
August 19, 2023
UFC 292 features an explosive main event showdown that you cannot miss. In addition to being a great betting opportunity, do not miss the bantamweight title fight clash featuring current champ Aljamain Sterling and second ranked Sean O'Malley.
Location: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Main Card: 10:00 PM EDT (PPV)
Prelims: 8:00 PM EDT (ESPN and ESPN+)
Early Prelims: 6:30 EDT (ESPN+)
Aljamain Sterling Betting Preview
Sterling is aiming to extend his nine-fight winning streak with another quality battle. His most recent victory was a split decision against Henry Cejudo back in May of this year.
His fighting resume shows that he has 23 wins that consists of three knockouts, eight submissions, 11 decisions, and one by other. Four of his 23 victories have resulted in a first round finish and two of his three losses have come by decision.
“Funk Master” has a striking accuracy of 52 percent and a takedown accuracy of 25 percent. He lands 4.78 significant strikes a minute while taking on 2.37. This ratio offers plenty of breathing room.
His defense against significant strikes is at 59 percent and a takedown defense at 45 percent. He also averages 2.02 takedowns and 0.80 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.
Sean O'Malley Betting Preview
O’Malley is attempting his shot at the belt, while also looking to add to his four-fight win streak. His most recent success was a split decision against Petr Yan back in October of last year.
His fighting resume shows that he has 16 wins that consist of 11 knockouts, one submission, and four decisions. Nine of his 16 wins have resulted in a first round finish and his only loss has been a knockout.
“Sugar” has a striking accuracy of 61 percent and a takedown accuracy at 43 percent. He lands 7.43 significant strikes a minute while taking on 3.54. This ratio is excellent and he needs to remain aggressive in this showdown.
His defense against significant strikes is at 62 percent and a takedown defense at 60 percent. He also averages 0.45 takedowns and 0.45 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
The following moneyline from MyBookie reveals that Aljamain Sterling is becoming a moderate favorite to win this showdown. This fight might be actually closer than the odds are indicating based on their stats.
Sean O’Malley: +210
Aljamain Sterling : -258
*odds are subject to changes
O’Malley is in a pivotal part of his career where he will need to figure out a way to win so he can claim the title. It will be tough to knock out Sterling, but there is always a chance. Overall, Sterling still looks more appealing based on his recent stats.
Final Pick: Take Aljamain Sterling to Win at -258
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