UFC 245: Betting Tips & Predictions ‘The Dogs And Their Odds’


Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:16 AM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 11:16 AM UTC

Find out the best betting tips for this week's UFC 245 action at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
<div><h2 style="text-align:center">Punahele Soriano vs Oskar Piechota</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/fighting/int/ultimate-fighting-championship/oskar-piechota-vs-punahele-soriano-3991441/" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Middleweight Bout</strong></a></p><p>UFC 245 takes place on Saturday, 14th December live from The T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, USA.</p><p><strong>UFC 245 Prediction:</strong> Punahele Soriano to win @1.95 [19/20] with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a></p><p> </p><h2>Punahele Soriano</h2><ul> <li>Age: 27</li> <li>Nationality: Hawaiian</li> <li>Record: 6-0-0</li> <li>Height: 5ft 11”</li> <li>Reach: 72.5”</li> <li>Current Streak: 6 wins</li> <li>Gym: Xtreme Couture</li> <li>Notable Gym Members: Francis Ngannou, Justin Gaethje &amp; Joseph Benavidez</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Significant Strikes (UFC)</strong></p><ul> <li>Landed Per Min: N/A (UFC debut)</li> <li>Accuracy: N/A (UFC debut)</li> <li>Defence: N/A (UFC debut)</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Grappling (UFC)</strong></p><ul> <li>Takedown Average: N/A (UFC debut)</li> <li>Takedown Accuracy: N/A (UFC debut)</li> <li>Takedown Defended: N/A (UFC debut)</li></ul><p style="text-align:center">&lt;iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MrB3X6dHfdk" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;</p><p>With an insanely stacked card, you’ll be surprised to know I’m more interested in the first fight of the night on the UFC Fight Pass Preliminary bouts. Debuting Hawaiian Punahele Soriano will test his skills for the first time on one of the biggest stages of them all!</p><p>With a small record of just (6-0), it would be easy to write-off Soriano at first glance when facing an experienced UFC Middleweight like Oskar Piechota but, take a delve into the history of Soriano and you’ll find an All-American College wrestler with some serious power behind his strikes. It wasn’t until his sixth fight that Soriano had even taken part in a second-round, 5 first-round finishes pitted Soriano against another hungry up and comer on ‘Dana White’s Contender Series’ (DWCS). Soriano was unfortunate to not end the fight inside the distance but, he put in more than enough effort to earn Dana White’s respect and a valuable contract with the UFC.</p><p> </p><h2>Oskar Piechota</h2><ul> <li>Age: 29</li> <li>Nationality: Polish</li> <li>Record: 11-2-1</li> <li>Height: 6ft”</li> <li>Reach: 76”</li> <li>Current Streak: 2 losses</li> <li>Gym: Tristar</li> <li>Notable Gym Members: GSP, Rory MacDonald &amp; Arnold Allen</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Significant Strikes (UFC)</strong></p><ul> <li>Landed Per Min: 3.26</li> <li>Accuracy: 55%</li> <li>Defence: 57%</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Grappling (UFC)</strong></p><ul> <li>Takedown Average: 0.83</li> <li>Takedown Accuracy: 50%</li> <li>Takedown Defended: 45%</li></ul><p style="text-align:center">&lt;iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FxyCmXtjmug" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;</p><p>The Polish Jiu-Jitsu practitioner Oskar Piechota was riding an 11 fight win streak up until his cardio was exposed by Gerald Meerschaert. Now riding back to back losses, Piechota might need to avoid three strikes and you’re out. With a 2-2 record, he certainly holds significant UFC experience over his opponent this weekend,</p><p>After tearing apart his Polish regional MMA scene and then winning the Cage Warriors Middleweight championship, Dana White would sign Piechota to help support the UFC Poland card in late 2017. After two consecutive winning fights, the brakes were put on when Gerald Meerschaert submitted Piechota in the second round. His second loss came just 3 months ago at UFC Uruguay and embarrassingly enough, the BJJ expert lost by submission for a second time.</p><p> </p><h2>At the end of the day</h2><p>I notice the few advantages and I understand why some critics will side with Piechota; he has the reach advantage, experience and isn’t too shabby on his feet either. With that being said, I’ve noticed the effort and output of Piechota outside of the first five minutes dramatically declines. I don’t think he’ll win a three-round fight up against a wrestler’s cardio that Soriano possesses.</p><p>Soriano hadn’t utilized his wrestling offence all that much, well at least up until he fought Jamie Pickett on DWCS, who notably held a significant reach advantage over Soriano but still lost the striking battle. The power behind Soriano’s aggressive style of striking has knocked out 3 of his opponents and those who didn’t get knocked out were choked out from a rear-naked choke.</p><p>Obviously, there’s a certain risk when putting your chips behind a debuting fighter in the UFC. I wouldn’t support a case for Soriano unless I considered him to have a great chance in this fight. Piechota could hardly handle the striking of Meerschaert past round one so unless he locks up an early submission, I think it’ll be a long night for Piechota when he welcomes the newcomer. The offensive wrestling is always there if Soriano needs it, Piechota will need to take this one to the ground but good luck taking down an All-American wrestler with ease. The grinding pressure through striking or wrestling will be the key to Soriano’s success.</p><p><strong>Some statistics below you may find interesting</strong></p><ul> <li>Soriano is making his UFC debut</li> <li>Soriano is undefeated in all 6 professional bouts including 5 inside the distance</li> <li>Piechota has recently joined Tristar gym</li></ul><p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><h2 style="text-align:center">Daniel Teymur vs Chase Hooper</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/fighting/int/ultimate-fighting-championship/daniel-teymur-vs-chase-hooper-3991437/" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Featherweight Bout</strong></a></p><p>UFC 245 takes place on Saturday, 14th December live from The T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, USA.</p><p><strong>UFC 245 Prediction</strong>: Daniel Teymur to win @ 2.00 [1/1] with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a></p><p> </p><h2>Daniel Teymur</h2><ul> <li>Age: 31</li> <li>Nationality: Swedish</li> <li>Record: 7-3-0</li> <li>Height: 5ft 5”</li> <li>Reach: 69”</li> <li>Current Streak: 1 win</li> <li>Gym: Allstars Training Center</li> <li>Notable Gym Members: A.Gustafsson, J.Manuwa &amp; l.Latfifi</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Significant Strikes (UFC)</strong></p><ul> <li>Landed Per Min: 3.32</li> <li>Accuracy: 46%</li> <li>Defence: 57%</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Grappling (UFC)</strong></p><ul> <li>Takedown Average: 0.61</li> <li>Takedown Accuracy: 18%</li> <li>Takedown Defended: 58%</li></ul><p style="text-align:center">&lt;iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/77vGFp3NcZk" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;</p><p>After suffering a 3-fight losing streak upon arrival to the UFC, Daniel Teymur was given one more chance on the UFC Sweden event back in June. The former Swedish Muay-Thai and Kick-Boxing champion was unfortunate to suffer a broken hand in his UFC debut, which evidently affected him during the fight as he found success up until the point of injury.</p><p>With a small mixed martial arts record of only 10 fights, we must observe his full combat record prior to his cross-over from Muay-Thai/Kick-Boxing to MMA. He held a 27-4 record throughout the</p><p>Swedish national scene and Nordic Championships. He’s technically sound in the striking department with a fair few submission victories on his record for good measure.</p><p> </p><h2>Chase Cooper</h2><ul> <li>Age: 20</li> <li>Record: 8-0-1</li> <li>Height: 6ft 1”</li> <li>Reach: 74”</li> <li>Current Streak: 2 wins</li> <li>Gym: Combat Sport &amp; Fitness</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Significant Strikes</strong></p><ul> <li>Landed Per Min: N/A (UFC debut)</li> <li>Accuracy: N/A (UFC debut)</li> <li>Defence: N/A (UFC debut)</li></ul><p><br /><strong>Grappling</strong></p><ul> <li>Takedown Average: N/A (UFC debut)</li> <li>Takedown Accuracy: N/A (UFC debut)</li> <li>Takedown Defended: N/A (UFC debut)</li></ul><p style="text-align:center">&lt;iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ncLpxYhS4Sw" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;</p><p>After the departure of Sage Northcutt, it was only natural that UFC president Dana White would find himself another baby-face prospect for the company to ride. Following a competitive fight on ‘Dana White Contender Series’, ‘The Teenage Dream’ Chase Hooper didn’t pick up a contract for his efforts but continued to further his winning record in other organizations to 8-0-1. A development deal with the UFC was presented to the young prospect and now he’ll face Daniel Teymur in his debut.</p><p>Chase appears to have not finished puberty; he’ll be unaware of what a razor is and he’s so young that making your UFC debut at the end of year spectacle will surely put an enormous amount of pressure on him. How will the 20 years handle himself against an experienced striker in Teymur?</p><p> </p><h2>At the end of the day</h2><p>Chase is a dangerous Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, he loves to pull guard and take the fight into his world. An awkwardly long Featherweight who utilizes his reach through BJJ. I wouldn’t be surprised if he enters each fight with huge improvement’s as the room to learn for him is constant but, with such a young skill-set I found it easy to find the holes in his game that I think Teymur can expose.</p><p>I have no doubt in my mind that if Teymur can avoid any long periods of time in the guard of Chase or on the ground with Chase that he can take an easy unanimous decision or TKO victory. Teymur has a huge experience advantage against a level of competition that Chase has never faced, a clear advantage with his striking offence and the helpful fact that each round starts standing. Yes, he’s been submitted twice in the UFC but I struggle immensely attempting to compare Chase with anybody Teymur has lost too.</p><p>It’s a close fight for sure, but the variables for Chase are too wide for me to ignore Teymur at an even price. Chase has struggled and nearly been knocked out by strikers of a lesser calibre than Teymur so I’ll take the 2.00 +100 whilst it’s still available.</p><p><strong>Some statistics below you may find interesting</strong></p><ul> <li>Hooper makes his UFC debut</li> <li>Hooper is undefeated in 9 fights</li> <li>Teymur is 1-3 in the UFC</li></ul><p> </p><p>UFC 245 takes place on Saturday 14th of December live from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, USA If you would like to check up on any underdogs or odds not mentioned in this article then click <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/fighting/" target="_blank" title="More Fighting Odds">HERE</a>.</p></div>
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