In a middleweight bout on the main card of UFC Vegas 14, Eryk Anders will take on Antonio Arroyo Saturday in Las Vegas, and available on ESPN+.
The 33-year-old Anders enters the octagon with a professional fighting record of 13-5 for his second fight in 2020. His first bout took place at UFC on ESPN 8 in May, where he lost to Krzysztof Jotko by unanimous decision. Andres defeated Gerald Meerschaert by split decision at UFC Fight Night 161 in October 2019.
“Ya Boi” Anders lands 3.02 strikes per minute with a 45 percent striking accuracy. But he absorbs a ton of strikes per minute at 4.18, while his defense is at 51 percent. The southpaw can get down on the mat and grapple, with a 1.34 takedown average per 15, but his accuracy is subpar at 34 percent.
The 31-year-old Arroyo is looking for his first win in over a calendar year. The Brazilian fighter has a professional fighting record of 9-3, four wins coming via KO/TKO, and four wins coming via submission.
In his only UFC fight, Arroyo lost to Andre Muniz by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 164 in November 2019. Arroyo is a precision striker, recording 3.12 strikes landed per minute with an accuracy of 69 percent. He also doesn’t absorb as many hits as Anders, accumulating only 1.87 per minute.
Where Anders might have Arroyo on the ropes is being the better defender against striking. Arroyo’s defense is only at 43 percent, but if he can take down the 31-year old, then he could come away with the victory. Arroyo has a 1.95 takedown average per 15 with an accuracy of 41 percent and a submission average of 0.4 per 15.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Eryk Anders vs. Antonio Arroyo at UFC Vegas 14 on November 14th.
Money line odds
Eryk Anders: -137
Antonio Arroyo: +110
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