On the preliminary card of UFC Fight Island 6, Claudio Silva will take on James Krause in a welterweight bout live this Saturday from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and also available on ESPN+.
Silva is entering this fight with a 14-1 MMA record and an impressive 5-0 UFC record, with his most-recent fight coming in August 2019. After two decisions to start his UFC career, Silva has had three straight submissions and likes to be on the mat, averaging 3.32 takedowns per 15 minutes with 33 percent takedown accuracy.
His striking skills are there as well, averaging 2.8 significant strikes per minute on 51 percent accuracy. He absorbs 2.17 per minute, defending 45 percent of those strikes. The 38-year-old enters as a slight underdog.
James Krause is 27-9 in his MMA career and 8-6 in the UFC. He started his career 2-5 before rallying off six straight victories. He is a strike-heavy fighter, averaging 4.65 significant strikes per minute on 48 percent accuracy. He takes a beating though, absorbing 4.09 strikes per minute. Also averaging over a takedown per 15 minutes, Krause can do a little bit of both, and if he stays upright during this fight he’ll give Silva problems.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Claudio Silva vs. James Krause at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th.
Money line odds
Claudio Silva: +130
James Krause: -162
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