We are back in Abu Dhabi! Da Un Jung and Sam Alvey meet in a light heavyweight bout on the preliminary card of UFC 254 on October 24th. A great fight on a loaded card where these two can give each other trouble.
Jung is a man possessed, arriving to this one on a 12-fight win streak. A great striker, the South Korean can go and has proved a great asset in an improving light heavyweight class. Power and durability will be the recipe for un Jung’s victory, and it can happen very fast.
The odds are stacked against Alvey, but he is a capable fighter. Avoiding a boxing match will be key a he tries to get to the ground. A longer fight probably makes it better and improves his odds, but he needs to make things as unpredictable as possible here.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey at UFC 254 on October 24th.
Da Un Jung: -345, (73% of action, 77% of bets)
Sam Alvey: +260, (27% of action, 23% of bets)
Da Un Jung: $9,400
Sam Alvey: $6,800
DFS pricing makes this a tougher than expected call, but Da Un Jung has real Knockout of The Night potential, and could do it quick. That makes it a very intriguing gamble, though of the surer one’s of the night for a win.
Alvey could benefit from a long and drawn out fight and with some ground and pound, and some luck might go your way at that bargain salary.
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