In a welterweight bout on the preliminary card for UFC 255, Mike Perry will take on Tim Means Saturday live from Las Vegas and available on ESPN+. Perry missed the cut on Friday, weighing in at 175.5, while Means weighed in at the 171 lb. limit.
The 29-year-old Perry is entering this contest as the favorite, with a professional fighting record of 14-6. “Platinum Perry” last fought at UFC on ESPN 12 in June, where he defeated Mickey Gall in Round 3 by unanimous decision.
Perry averages 4.36 strikes per minute with an accuracy of 48 percent. But he takes a lot of significant strikes in return, absorbing 4.41 per minute, with his defense at 56 percent.
As for Means, he is walking into the UFC APEX as the underdog. The 36-year-old has a professional fighting record of 30-12-1. At UFC Fight 174 in August, “The Dirty Bird” defeated Laureano Staropoli by unanimous decision. The veteran fighter is a competent striker, who already has 19 TKO/KOs under his belt. He lands 4.92 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 46 percent. And he absorbs fewer strikes in the octagon than Perry at 3.53 per minute.
Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Mike Perry vs. Tim Means at UFC 255 on November 21st.
Odds and Betting splits
Mike Perry: -139, (48% of action, 63% of bets)
Tim Means: +110, (52% of action, 37% of bets)
Winning Method Splits
Mike Perry by Decision: +350, (6% of action, 9% of bets)
Tim Means by KO, TKO or DQ: +500, (17% of action, 9% of bets)
Mike Perry by KO, TKO or DQ: +175, (48.4% of action, 52% of bets)
Tie: +6600, (0.4% of action, 1% of bets)
Tim Means by Decision: +300, (46% of action, 32% of bets)
Tim Means by Submission: +800 (2% of action, 2% of bets)
Mike Perry: $8,200
Tim Means: $8,000
There will be a lot of punches thrown in this bout between “Platinum” Perry and “The Dirty Bird Means” on Saturday. Perry is averaging 65 fantasy points per fight. Meanwhile, Means is averaging 64.5 fantasy points per fight but performed well in his last contest against Staropoli.
In that bout, he scored 92.5 fantasy points at a $7900 salary, producing 85 significant strikes, two take downs and, a knockdown. You cannot go wrong with either guy, especially with there being a few rookies on this card.
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