Jack Shore vs. Aaron Phillips - 7/15/20 UFC Fight Night 172 Pick and Prediction

Jack Shore vs. Aaron Phillips - 7/15/20 UFC Fight Night 172 Pick and Prediction Photo by Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Phillips at Jack Shore

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 at 8:00 PM (UFC Fight Island)

The Line: Jack Shore -670 / Aaron Phillips +530 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Jack Shore and Aaron Phillips face off in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 172 which will take place at UFC’s Fight Island in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. Like the last few events, there will be no fans in attendance for this event. Both of these fighters are currently unranked.

Jack “Tank” Shore has a perfect record coming into this fight and he looked impressive in his first fight in the UFC. Overall Shore has a 12-0 record and he was able to come away with a win in his first fight at the big show. Shore’s first fight in the UFC came against Nohelin Hernandez and he was dominant in that performance. Shore outstruck Hernandez 46-6 in his first fight in the UFC. Shore also had four takedowns in that fight, and in the third round he was able to finish the fight by a rear-naked choke. 

Shore is averaging 3.58 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 0.47 successful takedowns every 15 minutes. Shore is also averaging 4.67 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and 1.2 submission attempts during the same period.

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Aaron “The Dragon” Phillips comes into this fight with a 12-3 record overall and this is actually his second stint in the UFC. Phillips comes into this fight having won five fights in a row but none of those fights have been in the UFC. 

Phillips last fight came against Ariston Franca in November of 2019 and in the second round he was able to finish the fight by knockout. 

Phillips last fight in the UFC came all the way back in 2014 against Matt Hober. In that fight, Phillips was outstruck by Hober in that fight 63-38 and that led to a unanimous decision loss. His first fight in the UFC was against Sam Sicillia and in that fight he was taken down five times. That fight was also lost by Phillips by a unanimous decision.

Phillips is lucky to be getting his second chance in the UFC, but this fight is not going to go his way. Jack Shore has proven that he is an elite talent and he is going to make quick work of Phillips in this fight.

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Shane’s Pick Phillips by TKO

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