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UFC Fight Night 219: AJ Fletcher vs Themba Gorimbo 2/18/2023 Analysis, Prediction and Odds

UFC Fight Night 219: AJ Fletcher vs Themba Gorimbo 2/18/2023 Analysis, Prediction and Odds

Welterweights A.J. Fletcher and Themba Gorimbo will clash in a three-round fight at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Fletcher is looking to get into the UFC’s winning column after he has lost two consecutive fights while Gorimbo hopes to start his UFC career by winning his first fight in the Octagon. UFC betting lines predicted Fletcher to beat Gorimbo in his first UFC match.

AJ Fletcher vs Themba Gorimbo

Date & Time:Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET

Location: UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada

Betting Odds

AJ Fletcher (-159)

Themba Gorimbo (+120)

UFC Fight Night 219: AJ Fletcher vs Themba Gorimbo 2/18/2023 Analysis, Prediction and Odds

AJ Fletcher vs Themba Gorimbo Analysis

A.J Fletcher is the newest prospect to join the UFC roster. His incredible success in Dana White’s Contender Series has boosted his entry into the promotion. Fletcher, 24 years old, was born in Baton Rouge in February 1997. A.J Fletcher is 5’9″ tall with a reach of 67″. At his last weigh-in, he weighed 171.0 lbs. Fletcher began his mixed-martial arts career with nine consecutive wins, including a knockout win over Leonardo Damiani during the 2021 Dana White Contender Series. Fletcher won over Damiani, which enabled him to sign a UFC contract. He made his debut against Matthew Semelsberger in March 2022. Fletcher fought until the end, but was defeated by Semelsberger in a unanimous decision. Fletcher lost his first fight against Semelsberger five months later. Fletcher is back in the Octagon and he hopes that his first fight in 2023 will be a turning point in his life and help him move past the difficult year.

Themba Gorimbo, one of the most promising MMA prospects in Africa. His journey to the top of the sport was incredible.Gorimbo, known in the fight world as “The Answer”, makes his UFC debut determined to be a star. Before signing a UFC contract, the 32-year old Cape Town native won four of five of his previous fights. He is well-known for his submission skills and won six of his fights in that way. Fletcher, who has never been submitted or knocked out, is his next opponent. Gorimbo is able to use his two-inch advantage in height if he wants to fight long distance. This victory is important for the UFC’s welterweight division.

AJ Fletcher vs Themba Gorimbo Free Pick

Fletcher is expected to win according to UFC betting stats. Fletcher, a Baton Rouge native, will do everything possible to win against Gorimbo in the UFC. He will be making his big league debut in Las Vegas. Both fighters will engage in a slugfest because they want to win the promotion, improve their standing in the 170-pound division, and get bigger fights in future.

Free Pick: A.J. Fletcher (-159)

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