UFC 293 Picks - Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland Prediction

Sean Strickland vs Israel Adesanya

UFC: Saturday, September 9th at 10:00 PM ET

Betting Odds: -- Israel Adesanya -650 / Sean Strickland +470 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Israel Adesanya and Sean Strickland face off on Saturday for the middleweight belt at UFC 293 at Qudos Bank Arena In Sydney, Australia

Israel Adesanya vs Sean Strickland Odds

Israel Adesanya is the favorite sitting at -660 while Sean Strickland is the underdog sitting at +470. The total rounds sits at 4.5 rounds and the over is paying out at +105. 

Israel Adesanya Betting Preview

Israel Adesanya is going to be in front of his home fans when he steps up to try and keep the middleweight belt here. Adesanya comes into this fight with a 24-2 record overall and he has won four of his last five fights. In his last fight against Alex Peireria, it was late in the second round that he was able to finish the fight by knockout. His previous three wins had been by unanimous decision. Adesanya is averaging 3.94 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.88 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 0.06 takedowns every 15 minutes and is successful on 14 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 77 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts. 

Sean Strickland Betting Preview

Sean Strickland is going to finally get his chance at a belt, but it might take a perfect game plan to take home the belt. Strickland sits with a 27-5 record overall and he has won two fights in a row. In July, Strickland faced off against Abus Magomedev and it was late in the second round that he was able to finish the fight by knockout. Strickland is averaging 5.86 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.28 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 1.0 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 64 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 84 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts. 

Shane’s Free Pick

I think Strickland is going to put up a good fight in this game, but it’s not going to be enough here. Strickland is going to need to take chances to get close to Adesanya, but once he takes those chances it’s when he’s going to be picked apart. Look for Adesanya to be patient early, but he’s going to take his chances when Strickland puts the pressure on, and that is going to be the difference here. Adesanya is going to find a way to get the finish. Back Adesanya by stoppage. 

Shane’s Pick Israel Adesanya by Stoppage

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