On the preliminary card of UFC Fight Island 6, Junyong Park will meet John Phillips in a middleweight bout live this Saturday from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and also available on ESPN+.
Park will open as the favorite, and has a six-year age advantage but less experience at both the UFC and MMA level. He enters holding a 11-4 record, and Park is 1-1 in the UFC. With 6.41 significant strikes per minute, Park connects on 47 percent of his attempts. He has an ultra-aggressive style of fighting, absorbing 4.46 significant strikes per minute. Also with 3.04 takedowns per 15 minutes, Park shows he can be a strong grappler and striker.
As for Phillips, he’s 22-10 in the MMA with a no contest to his name. He has been crushed a few times and has just a 1-4 UFC record. Averaging just 2.25 significant strikes per minutes and absorbing 5.31, Phillips is both an underdog on the money and to the public, drawing under 20 percent of the wagered amount. He might be fighting for his future in the promotion as well.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Junyong Park vs. John Phillips at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th.
Junyong Park: -278 (84% of action, 62% of bets)
John Phillips: +215 (16% of action, 38% of bets)
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