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UFC FIGHT NIGHT 240 Betting Prediction: Alexander Hernandez vs. Damon Jackson 4/6/2024

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 240 Betting Prediction: Alexander Hernandez vs. Damon Jackson 4/6/2024

As the UFC gears up for Fight Night 240, fans are eagerly placing their bets at the best sportsbook online, looking forward to an exciting featherweight bout between Alexander “The Great Ape” Hernandez and Damon “The Leech” Jackson. With Hernandez holding a 14-7-0 record and Jackson at 22-6-1 (1 NC), this matchup promises a thrilling contest. Set to take place on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, this event is one you won’t want to miss, especially with ESPN+ broadcasting all the action live.


Alexander Hernandez vs. Damon Jackson Game Info

When: Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 6:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Alexander Hernandez Analysis

Alex Hernandez goes into the octagon with 14 wins and 7 defeats and no draws whatsoever; no easy prey. She performs an average of 4.63 significant strikes per minute with a striking accuracy of 41%, so her offensive game can be described as aggressive and efficient. A look at his grappling stats, show that he’s averaging 1.20 takedowns every 15 minutes and his takedown accuracy is 31%. Hernandez’s last staging, a loss to Algeo, demonstrated some gaps from his side, but his orthodox stance and punching power gained him a reputation of being a hard opponent. The ability of Hernandez to stand up against any kind of blow, together with his great accuracy in punching will most probably prove to be decisive in this fight.


Damon Jackson Analysis

A dynamic participant in the featherweight category is Damon Jackson, “The Leech,” whose 22 win, 6 loss, and 1 draw sheet will be duly recorded. Jackson’s takedowns should be highlighted because he managed 2.44 per 15 minutes and a higher takedown accuracy of 34% in comparison to Hernandez. Offsembled with 50% striking defenses and able to absorb up to 3.46 strikes per minute, the ability to withstand punishment and capitalize on the opportunities on the mat, which has been shown by his 1 submission per 15 mins average, makes him a dominant grappler. His reversal puts him in the position to vary his attack strategy, which is important as Hernandez uses orthodox stance.


Alexander Hernandez vs. Damon Jackson Stats

Hernandez Jackson 
Wins/Losses/Draws 14-7-0 22-6-1 (1 NC)
Average Fight Time 9:24 9:30
Height 5′ 9″ 5′ 11″
Weight 145 lbs. 145 lbs.
Reach 72″ 71″
Stance Orthodox Switch
Strikes Landed per Min. 4.63 3.02
Striking Accuracy 41% 40%
Strikes Absorbed per Min. 4.90 3.46
Defense 56% 50%
Takedowns Average/15 min. 1.20 2.44
Takedown Accuracy 31% 34%
Takedown Defense 60% 40%
Submission Average/15 min. 0.1 1.6


Alexander Hernandez vs. Damon Jackson Betting Picks

If both participants’ styles and stats are taken into consideration, then it doesn’t seem to be a question, who will win. The huge power of Hernandez’s mix against the legend of Jackson’s wrestling is a model of striker vs.grappler matchup. People who make these bets are more inclined to bet on Hernandez, because he usually fights with an aggressive manner and is known for his high energy. On the other hand, the ability to control fights on the ground of Jackson can not be underestimated as everyone knows that he is a resilient fighter.

Of course, the history of the matches and the personal style match will define who has the advantage: Hernandez by his strong strikes and defense. On the downside, Jackson’s elite-class grappling and fighting his opponents to submission bears a great potential to counteract Hernandez’s game strategy. Regarding wagering trends, people might opt for Hernandez if they want a faster paced fight while the ones who prefer submission and ground hunting should make a wager on the underdog Jackson.


Free Pick: Alexander Hernandez -139

Fans and bettors, especially in the UFC Fight Night 240, are paying keen attention and carefully considering the varying UFC betting picks and odds for the intriguing featherweight matchup. Both the fighters have the things which are going to be their advantage, victory of any of them can be considered definitive only if he/she would be able to successfully impose his or her plan and adapt to the way the fight is going on. In general, the slight edge is on Hernandez’ side though one knows whatever might happen when the fight begins since in this sport, anything can happen. 

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