Eddie Wineland vs. Sean O'Malley
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 PM (UFC APEX)
The Line: Sean O'Malley -550 / Eddie Wineland +400 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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Eddie Wineland enters this fight with a 24-13-1 record and has won 63 percent of his fights by knockout. Wineland has split his last 10 fights and is coming off a June (2019) win over Grigory Popov. Wineland is averaging 3.41 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 29 percent. Wineland is averaging 0.28 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 28 percent. Wineland is coming off one of his better showings as of late at UFC 238 with a second round knockout, and he now looks for back-to-back wins for just the third time since 2012. It’s been a mixed bag for Wineland the last several years and this will be just his fourth fight in over three years. Wineland is nearly 36 years old, has a background in wrestling but is known for his stand up striking more than anything else with 15 of his 24 career victories coming by knockout. Wineland has very little takedown success on the UFC level and each of his last four victories have come by knockout. However, knowing Wineland can wrestle and hold his own on the canvas makes him a balanced and dangerous fighter against anybody in this division. This will be Wineland’s third career fight in Las Vegas.
Sean O'Malley enters this fight with a 11-0 record and has won 64 percent of his fights by knockout. This will be O'Malley’s second fight this year and is coming off a March win over Jose Alberto Quinonez. O'Malley is averaging 6.87 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 57 percent. O'Malley is averaging 1.24 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 50 percent. O'Malley is coming off an impressive first round knockout at UFC 248 where he earned performance of the night honors, and he’s throwing himself right back into the octagon with just a couple of months to prepare. A win here and O'Malley puts himself in a different light and needs to be thinking about a title chance at some point within the next year. O'Malley is a lengthy athlete with a kickboxing background and is an unpredictable highlight reel. O'Malley will throw anything at any moment and most of his knockouts have been just that where he catches something clean and knocks the lights out. O'Malley also has a deep background in grappling, so he’s far from this standup striker who is only comfortable landing bombs. At 25 years old, O'Malley has star potential within this division and is a must watch for MMA fans anywhere. This will be O'Malley’s fifth career fight in Las Vegas.
Wineland is an aging fighter who can’t string together success and isn’t somebody I’m backing against above-average opponents at this time. His power always gives him a chance, but the hopes of him landing something strong is about his only shot here. O'Malley is a freak of nature for this division and his combination of athleticism, power and unpredictability makes him a matchup nightmare for most. O'Malley is a star on the rise and should have his way with an older, slower opponent.
Give me O'Malley by knockout.