Two featherweights do battle on the preliminary card when Gavin Tucker fights for the first time in a year against a newcomer on a six-week turnaround in Justin Jaynes at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ this Saturday from Las Vegas.
Tucker is 11-1 with a 2-1 record in the UFC, with his only loss a decision a fight that should have been stopped far sooner than it was. That outing skews his stats as it makes for than one-third of his time in the cage, but he’s averages 2.08 takedowns and 2.66 strikes per minute. “The Newfoundland Terror” and at age 34 had almost a two-year layoff after that defeat, but returned with a third-round stoppage win over Seung Woo Choi in July of last year.
Jaynes has only one UFC fight on his resume, a 41 second knockout of Frank Camacho in the same UFC Apex arena on June 20th. He’s 16-4 overall and has never been stopped in his career, but “Guitar Hero” fought last time at lightweight. He drops to featherweight on short notice here, but his impressive performance last time is helping him keep the money close according to oddsmakers.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Gavin Tucker vs. Justin Jaynes at UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas on August 8th.
Gavin Tucker: -139 (20% of action, 52% of bets)
Justin Jaynes: +112 (80% of action, 48% of bets)
Here are the DraftKings DFS salaries for Gavin Tucker vs. Justin Jaynes tonight:
Gavin Tucker: $8,400
Justin Jaynes: $7,800
Jaynes made weight and looked comfortable doing so, and we know he’s got stopping power. If you’re looking for an underdog that can score cheap points tonight, Las Vegas’s own Jaynes might be a play. He’s won five fights in a row all by first round stoppage.
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