A Irish fighter beset by injuries takes on a Spanish rising star that gets in the cage for the first time in over a year when Joe Duffy takes on Joel Alvarez live from Fight Island on July 18th on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night.
Duffy is 16-4, but on the last fight of his seven fight deal with the UFC after a rash of injuries over the last four years. He’s 4-3 in the UFC, and has had to pass on many opportunities in the octagon all over the world. Losing his last two outings to James Vick and Marc Diakiese, he hasn’t won a fight since March of 2017. He averages just 2.56 strikes per minute and 0.75 takedowns per full bout.
Alvarez enters with a 16-2 record with 16 stoppages, 14 by submission. He picked up a win over Danilo Belluardo in June of last year for his first UFC victory, and lands just 2.55 strikes per minute himself. At almost 6’3 with a 77’ reach, he should have a length advantage on his 5’10 opponent.
Here are the betting odds and bet splits so far at DraftKings Sportsbook for Joe Duffy vs. Joel Alvarez at UFC Fight Night from Fight Island on July 18th:
Money line odds
Joe Duffy: -400
Joel Alvarez: +295
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