UFC ON ESPN 46: Philipe Lins vs. Maxim Grishin 6/3/23 Odds, Analysis, and Prediction
Philipe Lins will take on Maxim Grishin in a three-round light heavyweight bout on Saturday. This bout is part of a preliminary card organized by the promotion, designed to generate excitement for its main event later that night. Both fighters are eager to notch a victory that would open doors of opportunity in their future lives. Lins hopes to extend his winning streak to three fights while Grishin looks to build on his recent unanimous decision victory 15 months prior. As UFC betting analysts, we will provide the bettors an expert picks and predictions.
Philipe Lins vs. Maxim Grishin
Date & Time: Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 6:00 PM ET
Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Philipe Lins vs. Maxim Grishin Betting Odds
Philipe Lins vs. Maxim Grishin 6/3/23 Odds, Analysis, and Prediction
Philipe Lins vs. Maxim Grishin Analysis
Philipe Lins (16-5) will fight in his fifth UFC fight since making his debut three years ago. The Brazilian known as “Monstro” seems to have found his footing after losing two fights. He defeated Marcin Prachnio with a unanimous decision in April. He earned his most significant victory by knocking out Ovince St. Preux with an instant knockout in 49 seconds of the first round in February. Lins has averaged 1.79 takedowns every 15 minutes with an accuracy rate of 36% and has successfully defended all takedown attempts against him – an accomplishment Grishin will look to continue against Lins. He has knocked out nine opponents while forcing four others into submission in 18 years of MMA competition.
Grishin (32-9), more popular as “Maximus,” has yet to reach his full potential despite 30 victories across various MMA promotions. Most recently, he defeated William Knight via unanimous decision victory. Grishin needs a win against Lins to build his first winning streak in the UFC, propelling him toward bigger future fights. Grishin has proven adept in striking, landing an average of 3.4 strikes per minute while taking just 2.07 hits. Grappling-wise, Grishin has an excellent takedown defense with 66% accuracy but has only averaged 0.27 takedowns every 15 minutes – meaning more work needs to be put into his takedown defense to beat Lins, who tends to takedown opponents regularly in each fight.
Grishin is the clear favorite in UFC betting trends due to his extensive experience and impressive victory in his previous match. Both fighters possess the skill set required to incapacitate opponents. Given their power, this fight might end quickly or transition onto the ground as both fights attempt submission moves against one another; either way, it should likely come down to judges for a decision.
Free Pick: Maxim Grishin -129