Hector Urbina vs. George Sullivan UFC on Fox 20 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 7/23/16
Sullivan vs. Urbina
UFC: Saturday, July 23, 2016 (United Center)
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Hector Urbina and George Sullivan fight Saturday at the United Center on UFC on Fox 20.
Hector Urbina enters this fight with a 25-9 record and has won 36 percent of his fights by knockout. Urbina has split his last six fights and is coming off a November loss to Bartosz Fabiński. Urbina is averaging 0.75 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 43.7 percent. Urbina is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero percent. Urbina is 1-1 since joining the UFC and has been hit or miss for much of his career to be honest. Urbina does know how to finish fights and has knockout power with four of his last six victories coming by KO. However, Urbina does have a weak chin and just hasn’t been consistent at all throughout his MMA career that has been a decade long. This will be Urbina’s third fight in Chicago, his birthplace.
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George Sullivan enters this fight with a 17-5 record and has won 65 percent of his fights by knockout. Sullivan has won six of his last eight fights and is coming off a January loss to Alexander Yakovlev. Sullivan is averaging 3.82 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 40.4 percent. Sullivan is averaging 1.36 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 21.7 percent. Sullivan also hopes to get back on track after losing two of his last three fights. Sullivan is coming off the first knockout loss of his career, which was a surprise considering he’s been known throughout his career as the KO artist. Sullivan has limited ground game, as he relies heavily on his striking and power game, and five of his last eight wins have come by knockout. This will be Sullivan’s second fight in Chicago.
Neither of these fighters have been in great form as of late, so good luck picking a winner. However, Sullivan has been more consistent over the course of his career and has the knockout power that kind of tilts the odds in his favor. Sullivan’s striking attack gives him the chance to end this thing at any moment while Urbina has to work hard to get the job done.
Give me Sullivan to get the victory here.