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UFC 303 Betting Prediction: Joe Pyfer vs. Marc-Andre Barriault 6/29/2024

UFC 303 Betting Prediction: Joe Pyfer vs. Marc-Andre Barriault 6/29/2024

On Saturday, June 29, UFC 303 will light up T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with an exciting middleweight bout between Joe “BODYBAGZ” Pyfer and Marc-Andre “POWERBAR” Barriault that promises to excite audiences and bettors alike. Pyfer has amassed an impressive 12-3-1 record while Barriault holds 16-7-1 (1 NC). ESPN+ will broadcast this matchup live, offering avid enthusiasts an ideal platform to make MMA free picks today.


Joe Pyfer vs. Marc-Andre Barriault Game Info

When: Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Joe Pyfer Analysis

Joe Pyfer, also known by his nickname of “BODYBAGZ,” has built up an excellent record with 12 wins, 3 losses and no draws to show for it. An average fight time for his fights stands at just 8 minutes 23 seconds! Standing 6 feet 2 inches and reaching 75 inches tall he uses physical attributes such as his physical reach to maintain distance while landing powerful strikes at 40 percent accuracy and 3.66 strikes landed per minute (SLpM) respectively as evidence for this effectiveness in exchanges.

Pyfer’s grappling abilities further showcase his versatility within the octagon. Averaging 1.49 takedowns per 15 minutes at 41% takedown accuracy, Pyfer is capable of taking fights down to the mat where he controls opponents with ease and makes his mark through submission average of 0.9 per 15 minutes; his loss to Hermansson highlights areas for improvement when facing experienced grapplers such as Barriault; his ability to blend both striking and grappling effectively will determine the pace and outcome of their bouts.


Marc-Andre Barriault Analysis

Marc-Andre Barriault, more popularly known by his moniker of POWERBAR, enters this bout boasting 16 wins, 7 losses and one no contest on his record. Barriault is well known for his aggressive striking style with 6.19 significant strikes per minute (SLpM) and striking accuracy of 47%. Standing 6 feet 1 inch with an expansive reach of 74 inches and standing at 6 feet 1 inch makes his striking power impressively durable while his 5.67 strikes absorbed per minute (SApM)  defense may present opportunities that Pyfer can exploit.

Barriault averages only 0.22 takedowns every 15 minutes with only 25% accuracy in takedown attempts; his defense against takedown attempts stands at 67%; this shows his preference to keeping fights standing and engaging in striking battles rather than grappling. His loss against Curtis illustrated the need for him to expand upon his game strategy with better use of both striking advantage as well as defense to counter Pyfer’s grappling techniques and win against Pyfer.


Joe Pyfer vs. Marc-Andre Barriault Stats

Pyfer Barriault
Wins/Losses/Draws 12-3-0 16-7-0 (1 NC)
Average Fight Time 8:23 11:34
Height 6′ 2″ 6′ 1″
Weight 185 lbs. 185 lbs.
Reach 75″ 74″
Stance Orthodox Orthodox
Strikes Landed per Min. 3.66 6.19
Striking Accuracy 40% 47%
Strikes Absorbed per Min. 3.58 5.67
Defense 51% 52%
Takedowns Average/15 min. 1.49 0.22
Takedown Accuracy 41% 25%
Takedown Defense 50% 67%
Submission Average/15 min. 0.9 0.1


Joe Pyfer vs. Marc-Andre Barriault Betting Picks

As we evaluate both fighters’ betting trends and styles, Joe Pyfer appears to possess an edge due to his well-rounded skill set. Pyfer’s combination of striking with grappling challenges Barriault, who relies on striking alone. Betting odds favor Joe at -225 while Barriault stands as underdog at +162. His recent loss against Hermansson might serve as an eye opening experience that informs a more precise approach here.

Marc-Andre Barriault must address his defensive gaps and grappling deficiencies despite his impressive striking prowess to become successful against Pyfer. Barriault can only defeat Pyfer by overwhelming him with striking volume while simultaneously avoiding takedowns or submission attempts by Pyfer.


Free Pick: Joe Pyfer -225


Conclusion For those attempting to place informed bets, Joe Pyfer stands as the more versatile fighter with potential control both standing and on the ground. Barriault may pose more danger due to his striking style but his vulnerabilities could ultimately prove his downfall; therefore it would be prudent to place your bet on Joe Pyfer as this fight’s victor. When selecting the best online betting sites with competitive odds and reliable services.

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