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UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Farid Basharat vs. Taylor Lapilus

January 13, 2024

Do not miss the exciting bantamweight showdown between Farid Basharat and Taylor Lapilus in the UFC Fight Night 234 prelims. Set for Saturday, January 13, at 4:00 PM ET in UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, Basharat enters as a moderate -280 moneyline favorite in what promises to be a captivating bout.

Farid Basharat Betting Preview

Basharat has been perfect so far in his 11 professional fights and is aiming to continue that win streak with another here. His most recent success was a first round arm-triangle choke submission over Kleydson Rodrigues back at UFC Fight Night 226 in September of last year.

In 11 wins, he has put together one knockout, six submissions, and four decisions. Three of his 11 victories have resulted in first round finishes.

“Ferocious” has landed 64 percent of his strikes and 53 percent of his takedowns. His significant strike ratio is impressive, as he lands 5.20 significant strikes per minute of action and takes on 2.34 from opponents.

He is averaging 3.50 takedowns and 0.44 submissions per 15 minutes. He also defends well against significant strikes at 58 percent and against takedowns at 83 percent.

Taylor Lapilus Betting Preview

Lapilus has won his last six fights and was successful in his UFC debut heading into this upcoming showdown. The recent win was a unanimous decision over Caolan Loughran back at UFC Fight Night 226.

He has put together 19 wins spread across various categories, such as four knockouts, six submissions, and nine decisions. Seven of his 19 wins have ended in the opening round of combat. He also has all three of his losses coming by decision.

“Double Impact” is landing 47 percent of his strikes and 40 percent of his takedowns. So far, his significant strike ratio looked good after his first fight, revealing 4.18 significant strikes landed and 2.27 taken on in each minute of fight time. This will be the biggest impact of this battle and one he cannot afford to have a weakness.

He averages 0.45 takedowns and submissions per 15 minutes of action. He also defends well against significant strikes and against takedowns, at 62 and 81 percent respectively.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

Explore the betting opportunities on MyBookie for the upcoming event, featuring Farid Basharat as a moderate favorite (-280). Contemplate including him in a parlay with other matchups or delve into prop bets for the chance of higher payouts.

Both fighters stack up well in this matchup and it could arguably be a bit closer than what the odds are indicating. Lapilus made a good first impression in his UFC fight, but Basharat has looked better after each showdown. Look for Basharat to pull through.

Final Pick: Farid Basharat in Parlay or Prop