UFC Fight Island 8: Matt Schnell vs. Tyson Nam Picks and Predictions

UFC Fight Island 8: Matt Schnell vs. Tyson Nam Picks and Predictions Photo by Jasmin Frank-USA TODAY Sports

Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell

Wednesday, January 20th at 12:00 PM ET

The Line: -- Tyson Nam -130 / Matt Schnell +110 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Matt Schnell and Tyson Nam face off in the main card in a flyweight bout at UFC Fight Island 8 on Wednesday at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. 

Matt “Danger” Schnell comes into this fight with a 14-5 record overall and he has won four of the last five fights. The one fight that Schnell lost was in his last fight against Alexandre Pantoja in December of 2019 and late in the first round he was knocked out. Each of his last two wins was by submission. Schnell is averaging 3.73 significant strikes per minute while their defense is giving up 4.07 significant strikes per minute. Schnell is averaging 0.64 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 33 percent of his attempts. Schnell is also averaging 1.6 submission attempts every 15 minutes and in this game he will probably try to lock in a few of those attempts. 

On the other side of this matchup is Tyson Nam who comes into this game with a 20-11-1 record overall and since coming into the UFC he has gone 2-2. Nam’s last fight came against Jerome Rivera and it was early in the second round he was able to finish the fight by knockout. Each of Nam’s two wins in the UFC have come by knockout. Nam is averaging 3.55 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 5.71 significant strikes per minute. Nam wants to keep the fight on the feet and he is stopping 100 percent of his takedown attempts. Nam is averaging 0.0 submission attempts every 15 minutes. 

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Schnell is coming off a loss, but he is facing a fighter who takes a lot of damage and he is going to have no issue getting the job done in this one. Look for Schnell to wear down Nam and he will win this fight at plus money.

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Shane’s Pick Matt Schnell +110

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