Two light heavyweights do battle in search of a victory to separate themselves at 205 pounds as veteran Ed Herman takes on Mike Rodriguez as part of UFC Vegas 10 from the Apex facility this Saturday live on ESPN+.
Herman is 25-14 as an MMA fighter and has been fighting in the UFC since 2006. “Short Fuse” has 13 submissions and seven KO/TKO’s on his resume, and averages 3.33 strikes per minute and 2.20 takedowns per 15 minutes in the black octagon. At age 39, the Gracie Barra fighter out of Portland, Oregon hasn’t competed in 2020 yet, but has won his last two bouts over Patrick Cummins and Khadis Ibragimov.
Rodriguez has the nickname “Slo Mike,” but he’s picking up the pace here after a first round KO just three weeks ago on August 22nd over Marcin Prachnio. The 32-year-old is 2-2-1 in the UFC and 11-4-1 overall, with all 11 victories coming via stoppage including nine by KO/TKO. The 31-year-old from Boston has averaged 4.59 significant strikes per minute in his UFC career, but has yet to execute a takedown of an opponent.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Ed Herman and Mike Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night on September 12th.
Money line odds
Ed Herman: +205
Mike Rodriguez: -265
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