Opening the main 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+.
Krause will open up as the slight favorite on the moneyline. He enters with an 8-6 record in the UFC, and a 27-9 MMA record overall. A strike-first fighter, Krause was 2-5 in the UFC before running off six straight wins. Averaging 4.65 significant strikes per minute on 48 percent accuracy, Krause is both skilled as striker and grappler.
The latter will be tested as his opponent Silva, will want this fight on the ground. He averaged 3.32 takedowns per 15 minutes. Silva also averages 2.8 significant strikes per minute on 51 percent accuracy, absorbing 2.17. 5-0 in his UFC career, Silva has won 14 times and lost just once in MMA, and the big-money betters are thinking he’ll down Krause via some lop-sided action.
Both fighters are well-rounded and this should be one of the tightest matchups on UFC Fight Island 6.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Claudio Silva vs. James Krause at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th.
Claudio Silva: +130 (73% of action, 42% of bets)
James Krause: -162 (27% of action, 58% of bets)
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