A pair of welterweights do battle on the undercard of UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on Saturday as veteran Matt Brown takes on undefeated Miguel Baeza from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Duval County, Florida.
Baeza is 8-0 as an MMA fighter with five career stoppages, including a TKO by kicks of Hector Aldana in his UFC debut in October. The 27-year-old is from Fort Lauderdale, and admires the history of his fellow Puerto Rican fighters such as Felix Trinidad and Miguel Cotto, hoping to bring MMA to that tradition.
Brown has been on the UFC roster for 12 years, and at 39 gives a veteran test for the up-and-comer. His 24-16 record includes back-to-back TKO wins in his last two fights, though there was a two-year gap between them. He prefers a stand-up fight, with 61% of his wins coming by KO or TKO, and 3.78 significant strikes per minute landed in his UFC career.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Matt Brown vs. Miguel Baeza at UFC on ESPN on May 16th:
Money line odds
Matt Brown: +160 to +145 on Friday AM
Miguel Baeza: -200 to -177 on Friday AM
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