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UFC Fight Night: JP Buys vs. Marcus McGhee
August 12, 2023
There is a lot of excitement for the next UFC Fight Night, as betting opportunities will be everywhere with great fighting matchups. Capping off the prelims is a bantamweight showdown between JP Buys and Marcus McGhee that is worth your time.
Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Main Card: 6:00 PM CDT
Prelims: 3:00 PM CDT
Coverage: ESPN and ESPN+
JP Buys Betting Preview
Buys is on a three-fight losing streak and needs to stop the bleeding immediately. His most recent defeat was a first round TKO against Cody Durden back in June of last year.
His fighting resume shows that he has nine wins that consists of three knockouts, five submissions, and one by other category. Six of his nine wins have resulted in a first round finish and three of his five losses have come by knockout.
“Young Savage” has a striking accuracy of 45 percent and a takedown accuracy at 27 percent. He lands 1.89 significant strikes a minute while taking on 3.02. This is a bit on the negative side, which will likely impact this matchup.
His defense against significant strikes is at 40 percent and a takedown defense at 25 percent. He also averages 1.65 takedowns and 2.47 submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.
Marcus McGhee Betting Preview
McGhee is currently on a three-fight winning streak coming into this showdown. His most recent success was a second round rear naked choke submission against Journey Newsome back in April of this year.
His fighting resume shows that he has seven wins that consist of six knockouts and one submission. Two of his seven wins have resulted in a first round finish and his only loss has come by submission.
“The Maniac” has a striking accuracy of 47 percent but nothing for a takedown accuracy. He lands 3.55 significant strikes a minute while taking on 1.84. This ratio is nearly opposite of what Buys has put up.
His defense against significant strikes is at 72 percent and a takedown defense at 100 percent so far. He does not have any averages for takedowns or submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
The following moneyline from MyBookie reveals that Marcus McGhee is moving towards being a heavy favorite to win this fight. Before placing any wagers you might make on him, consider adding him to a parlay to get the best bang for your buck with other battles on the night.
JP Buys: +280
Marcus McGhee: -355
*odds are subject to changes
Based on the significant strike ratios alone, Buys is at a big disadvantage. Look for McGhee to earn another quality win by knockout.
Final Pick: Take Marcus McGhee to Win at -355
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