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Tale of the tape for Jamie Mullarkey vs. Fares Ziam

Jamie Mullarkey vs. Fares Ziam meet in a lightweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Island 6. We break down the odds.

Jamie Mullarkey of Australia punches Brad Riddell of New Zealand in their lightweight fight during the UFC 243 event at Marvel Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

On the early preliminary card of UFC Fight Island 6, Jamie Mullarkey will take on Fares Ziam in a lightweight bout live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and also available on ESPN+.

Mullarkey will open as the slight favorite, but this should be a close fight. With a 12-3 MMA record he is looking to avenge his only other UFC fight, a loss to Brad Riddell around this time last year. Mullarkey was clearly out-fought, but he did last all three rounds.

With three takedowns in the bout, Mullarkey seems to prefer grappling as Riddell out-struck him by 55. But the 26-year-old does have eight knockouts on his record. Typically fighting at featherweight, this is Mullarkey’s second straight fight at lightweight.

His opponent Ziam, has a similar resume, making this bout extremely difficult to predict. 10-3 at the MMA level, “Smile Killer” was absolutely dominated in his lone UFC appearance, but coincidently, it also went the distance. The French fighter has a mixed bag of finishes with five knockouts and four submissions. He is fighting in his usual weight class, and also has a four-inch height advantage.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Jamie Mullarkey vs. Fares Ziam at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th.

Money line odds

Jamie Mullarkey: -150
Fares Ziam: +120

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