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Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Neil Seery UFC Fight Night 87 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 5/8/16

Neil Seery vs. Kyoji Horiguchi

UFC: Sunday, March 8, 2016 (Ahoy Rotterdam)

The Line: Kyoji Horiguchi -500 / Neil Seery +400 Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: UFC Fight Pass

Kyoji Horiguchi and Neil Seery fight Sunday at the Ahoy Rotterdam during UFC Fight Night 87.

Kyoji Horiguchi enters this fight with a 16-2 record and has won 56 percent of his fights by knockout. Horiguchi has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a September win over Chico Camus. Horiguchi is averaging 3.38 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 42 percent. Horiguchi is averaging 0.91 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 29.4 percent. Horiguchi hopes to keep getting impressive wins to earn another shot at the title. Horiguchi has been very impressive in the UFC, as his aggressive striking game has produced three knockouts in his last six wins, and his ground game is underrated. Besides the tough loss to Demetrious Johnson, Horiguchi has been pretty much flawless in his UFC career. This will be Horiguchi’s first fight in the Netherlands.

Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Neil Seery UFC Fight Night 87 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 5/8/16

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Neil Seery enters this fight with a 16-11 record and has won 38 percent of his fights by knockout. Seery has won six of his last eight fights and is coming off a October win over Jon Delos Reyes. Seery is averaging 3.21 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 40.2 percent. Seery is averaging 1.08 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 45.4 percent. Seery has found some consistency in his career recently and is looking for his fourth UFC victory. Seery At 36, Seery has turned to his improved ground game to finish fights but still has some striking power left in the tank and is defending 66 percent of opponents strikes. 2Tap is still tough as nails and is going to make his opponent earn the fight if he wants to win. Seery is one of those fighters clearly better than the record indicates. This will be Seery’s first fight in the Netherlands.

Despite his record, Seery is no pushover and is going to be a tough out even in a fight where his opponent is 11 years younger. Although when it’s all said and done, Horiguchi is the younger, more athletic, more skilled and has been nothing but money in his UFC career. Seery is simply outmatched in this fight.

Look for Horiguchi to win this fight and inch closer for his chance at another title shot.

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