Two featherweights looking to keep their UFC contracts in tact face off tomorrow night when Jared Gordon face Chris Fishgold on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
Gordon is 15-4 overall, but just 3-3 in the UFC and has lost three of his last four. In his last bout he was knocked out in 86 seconds by Charles Oliveira last November. “Flash” Gordon is one of the statistically more active fighters on the roster, with 6.26 strikes per minute landed as well as 2.98 takedowns per 15 minutes of ring time. Having fought mostly at lightweight before, he drops to featherweight for this bout.
Fishgold is 1-2 in the UFC, but 18-3-1 overall. He suffered an anaconda choke from Makwan Amirkhani on June first, and gets back in the ring 410 days later for the last fight on his initial UFC contract. He’s had less than 20 minutes of fight time in the octagon, and averages just 2.53 strikes per minute, but managed five takedowns in his second-round submission win over Daniel Teymur in his first win in the promotion.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Jared Gordon vs. Chris Fishgold at UFC on ESPN 13 from Fight Island on July 15th:
Money line odds
Jared Gordon: -143 (35% of action, 18% of bets)
Chris Fishgold: +115 (65% of action, 82% of bets)
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