UFC Vegas 21 Betting Prediction: Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker

On the main card for the next UFC event, there is a featherweight battle worth looking into for a betting opportunity. In this matchup, you can check out the fight between Dan Ige and Gavin Tucker, which is bound to be highly competitive and interesting.

Date: Sat, Mar 13, 7:00 PM

Venue: UFC Apex

Watch on: ESPN+

The Fighters

Dan Ige (14-3-0)

Ige is coming off of a unanimous decision loss against Calvin Kattar back in July of 2020. This loss snapped his previous win streak of six victories.

His fighting resume shows that he has a balanced resume of three wins by knockout, five by submission, and six by decision. He also has five first-round finishes with a combined effort of knockouts and submissions.

“50K” has a striking accuracy of 46 percent and a grappling accuracy of 27 percent. He lands 3.96 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 3.36. This is a solid ratio but not much room for error.

Ige has a takedown defense at 59 percent and a significant strike defense at 58 percent. He also averages 1.69 takedowns and 0.50 submissions every 15 minutes.

Gavin Tucker (13-1-0)

Tucker currently finds himself on a three-fight winning streak heading into this one. His last fight was a unanimous decision victory against Billy Quarantillo back in December of 2020.

His fighting resume also shows a balanced resume consisting of four wins by knockout, six by submission, and three by decision. He also has four first-round finishes with a combination of knockouts and submissions.

“Guv’Nor” has a striking accuracy at 45 percent and a grappling accuracy at 42 percent. He lands 4.40 significant strikes a minute and absorbs 4.29. This ratio is nearly one-to-one, but still not much room for error.

Tucker has a takedown defense at 53 percent and a significant strike defense at 57 percent. He also averages 3.00 takedowns and 1.50 submissions every 15 minutes.

Ige vs. Tucker Betting Odds & Lines

The market has this one coming in fairly close. For the moneyline, BetOnline has the odds currently set at:

Ige: -123

Tucker: +103

*odds are subject to changes

Free Betting Pick

Both fighters have a good shot at claiming victory here. They both have similar resumes and stats that will make this an interesting battle for both of them.

Ige has had four straight battles that have turned out to be a decision. Three of them he was victorious, with the last one, of course, being a loss.

Tucker has had two straight submissions, but they were both in the third round before he completed this method of victory. By the looks of things, this fight has the potential to be a long-distance matchup.

Overall, Tucker provides the most appealing option between these two. Look for this one to go into a decision, with the possibility of him ending it some time within the third round.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Tucker wins via decision, at +103

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