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UFC ON ESPN 50: Diego Lopes vs. Gavin Tucker 8/5/23 Tips, Odds, and Prediction

UFC ON ESPN 50: Diego Lopes vs. Gavin Tucker 8/5/23 Tips, Odds, and Prediction

Diego Lopes and Gavin Tucker’s UFC Featherweight bout is scheduled for August 5, 2023, and fight fans and betting enthusiasts eagerly await this electrifying battle between skill, determination, and heart. We have carefully studied their performances and statistics to provide you with expert UFC betting picks and odds for this compelling clash.

Diego Lopes vs. Gavin Tucker

Date & Time: Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET

Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA


Diego Lopes vs. Gavin Tucker Betting Odds


Moneyline: -177


Moneyline: +152

Diego Lopes vs. Gavin Tucker Analysis

Diego Lopes boasts an impressive 21-6-0 record and stands tall as one of the premier Featherweight contenders. Lopes holds height and weight advantages over Gavin Tucker, measuring 5 feet 11 inches and 145 lbs, respectively. 

Regarding striking, Lopes averages 2.26 significant strikes per minute with a striking accuracy rate of 52%. Although these strike counts are respectable, Lopes tends to absorb an abnormally large number of blows – 5.24 significant strikes were taken into his body per minute at an overall defense rate of 34%; when facing skilled strikers like Tucker, he must work on improving his defensive techniques to avoid unnecessary damage being inflicted upon himself.

On the grappling front, Lopes has not demonstrated an effective takedown game, averaging zero takedowns every 15 minutes with an accuracy rate of zero per attempt and only 36% takedown defense; which may present him with difficulty against Tucker, who is known for his grappling prowess.

UFC ON ESPN 50: Diego Lopes vs. Gavin Tucker 8/5/23 Tips, Odds, and Prediction

Gavin Tucker enters this bout boasting an impressive 13-2-0 record, boasting his signature aggressive fighting style. Although slightly shorter and lighter than his opponent, Tucker has amassed quite a fan following for his fighting techniques and style. Standing at 5 feet 6 inches and 145 lbs, he boasts a compact yet powerful frame to complement his aggressive fighting style.

Tucker stands out with his outstanding striking game, landing an average of 4.39 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy rate of 45% and boasting an exceptional defense rate of 57% against opponents who land 4.28 significant strikes per minute against him.

Tucker excels on the ground, racking up 2.98 takedowns per 15 minutes with an impressive accuracy rate of 42% and respectable defense of 53%. Furthermore, his submission skills pose an impressive threat, averaging 1.5 submissions every 15 minutes.

Diego Lopes faced a tough loss in his last match against Evloev, while Gavin Tucker also experienced defeat against Ige. Both fighters will be eager to bounce back and showcase their true potential in this upcoming bout.

Diego Lopes vs. Gavin Tucker Free Pick

Based on an exhaustive evaluation of both fighters, our pick for this bout is Gavin Tucker. His well-rounded skill set of aggressive striking and strong grappling gives him a distinct edge against Diego Lopes. However, Lopes holds height and reach advantages, Tucker may prevail through close-distance strikes landing significant strikes and taking downs en route to winning this contest.

Free Pick: Gavin Tucker +152

The UFC Featherweight matchup between Diego Lopes and Gavin Tucker is set to be a thrilling spectacle of skill and determination. Both fighters bring unique strengths, making it a compelling clash of styles. As an expert, our UFC betting tips suggest placing your wager on Gavin Tucker to emerge victorious in this exciting bout. However, it’s important to remember that anything can happen in the world of MMA, so buckle up for an action-packed fight night.

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