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UFC Fight Night
- Saturday,19th June 2021. ( 21:00 UK time)
- UFC Apex
- Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC Fight Night: Jung vs Ige Odds & Tip
The Korean Zombie steps into the cage once again to take on Dan Ige this weekend. Jung gave fans an excellent fight in his last fight against Brian Ortega but ultimately lost via unanimous decision. Dan Ige recovered nicely after his defeat to Calvin Kattar with a Ko win over Gavin Tucker.
|Jung vs Ige Odds||ODDS||PROBABILITY|
|Jung to win||2.05||48.8%|
|Ige to win||1.80||55.6%|
All odds at Unibet 16th June 2021. Odds may now differ.
Chan Sung Jun Style & Form:
The 34-year old South Korean has been fighting since 2007 and has an MMA record of 16 wins and 6 losses.
He earned the nickname ‘Korean Zombie’ for his ability to take shots to the head and continue to walk down his opponents and apply pressure.
Jung joined the UFC in 2011 and fought a total of nine times. He won six fights and lost three – twice by knockout.
Jung faced Jose Aldo in August 2013 for the UFC Featherweight title and lost, suffering a dislocated shoulder. This kept him out of the octagon for four years, and he made his comeback in February 2017.
Since his comeback, Jung has won three and lost two of his fights,
The Korean Zombie lives for fighting and has spent most of his life learning the game. He holds a 3rd dan black belt in Hapkido, a black belt in BJJ, 2nd dan black belt in Taekwondo, and a black belt in Judo.
Jung is a dangerous fighter with very high durability and very few weaknesses.
However, he simply doesn’t look like the fighter fans have gotten used to seeing. He doesn’t have the same confidence in his chin, and he looks like a faded image of the fighter he once was.
Dan Ige Style & Form:
The 29-year old fighter from Hawaii performed very well since joining the UFC in 2017. He made his way to the organization through Dana White’s Contender Series, by beating Luis Gomez via submission.
Following that, he fought nine times in the UFC and won seven. His two defeats were decision losses against Calvin Kattar and Julio Arce in his debut.
Ige has never been knocked out in his career, and his chin has held up even after taking heavy blows. Ige holds a black belt in BJJ and a brown belt in Judo.
Most of his victories have come via decision or submission, but his latest fight has given him another dimension to his game. Ige knocked out Gavin Tucker in the first round of their fight with just one punch. Mind you, Tucker had never been knocked out prior to that fight, and it only took Ige one good punch to put him away.
Ige is on the rise in the UFC rankings, and as the ninth-ranked fighter in the Featherweight division, he is facing Jung, who is fourth. His biggest advantage going into this one is his age.
Ige has proven that he can take heavy blows without going to sleep, and he is working toward a title shot.
Jung vs Ige Best Bet
If we take a close look, we will see that Dan Ige is the fighter bettors should be backing this weekend.
For one, he is five years younger than Jung and is just making his climb up the rankings. Whereas Jung has already had his share of the spotlight and is not as hungry anymore.
Also, he has already shown that he can go five rounds, and his cardio and durability will be a factor. His recently discovered knockout power will also play a big role in this one, and Jung will make sure to steer clear of the pocket.
But the most important factor in this one will be the Korean Zombie himself. He simply isn’t the fighter he once was, and isn’t justifying his nickname anymore. He is neither as durable, nor as confident as he used to be, and his UFC career will be coming to an end soon.
Prediction: Ige to win at 1.80 odds.
UFC Fight Night: Oleinik vs Spivak Odds & Tip
The co-main event of the event will feature Aleksei Oleinink taking on Sergey Spivak. Oleinik has lost two fights in a row and is viewed as the underdog in this one. Spivak is the younger fighter looking to enter the Heavyweight rankings, and has won two fights in a row.
|Oleinik vs Spivak Odds||ODDS||PROBABILITY|
|Oleinik to win||2.87||34.8%|
|Spivak to win||1.54||64.9%|
All odds at Bet365 16th June 2021. Odds may now differ.
Aleksei Oleinik Style & Form:
At almost 44 years of age, Oleinik has created one of the longest resumes the sport has ever seen with 75 total fights. With 59 wins, 15 losses, and 1 draw, Oleinik is a true veteran of the game and a warrior.
If you’re not impressed yet, please bear with me. Aleksei Oleinik has won an incredible 46 MMA fights via submission.
Aleksei Oleinik is a symbol of the game and it’s a shame fans will have to talk about his career in the past tense at some point. But for now, let’s take a look at what he has been doing recently.
Aleksei Olenik has lost four of his last six fights, all coming via KO/TKO.
He is known in the Heavyweight division as someone with elite grappling and a submission specialist. His background in Sambo and BJJ has given him victories over the likes of Mirko Cro Cop, Fabricio Werdum, Mark Hunt, and others.
However, he is not very good in stand-up and has a tendency to gas out very quickly. His striking-oriented opponents can easily control the fight if they avoid his takedowns. That said, his takedowns have been less effective recently, especially given his age.
The bookmakers have him winning this one at 2.87 odds.
Sergey Spivak Style & Form:
The 26-year old fighter from Moldova made his UFC debut in May 2019. He lost his debut against Walt Harris but bounced back with a win over Tai Tuivasa. He is looking to extend his winning streak to three with another victory over a sounding name.
Spivak holds an MMA record of 12 wins and two losses and is currently unranked in the UFC Heavyweight division.
Spivak is a solid all-around fighter, with solid knockout power and good grappling. His striking has become more technical in his UFC stint, and he is the better striker in this one.
He isn’t as elite a grappler as Oleinik, but it’s enough to keep Oleinik from completing a submission. In fact, Spivak mostly relied on his grappling before joining the UFC with five submission victories.
His biggest advantage in this one is his young age. Spivak is just 26 years old and much younger than his opponent. He is just carving out his reputation and is at a completely different stage in his career.
Oleinik vs Spivak Best Bet
Every key indicator is pointing at one outcome in this fight- Spivak by TKO.
Oleinik is much older and isn’t performing at the same level he once did. His chin is also proving to be a problem, with four knockout defeats since April 2019. His cardio has also been a problem, which is understandable at this stage of his career.
On the other side, we have a young up-and-coming fighter, hungry to make his way into the top 15. His cardio, stand-up and durability are his biggest advantages in this one, and it looks like he will be able to come out on top with relative ease.
My unofficial prediction is that he will finish the fight in the second round by TKO. The bookmakers have that happening at 5.00 odds.
Prediction: Spivak to win by KO/TKO at 1.72 odds.
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UFC Fight Night Acca Tips – June 19th
The following selections are my best bets for UFC Fight Night June 19th:
- Vera vs Grant – Vera by KO/TKO/DQ or Submission at 2.87 odds.
- Oleinik vs Spivak – Spivak by KO/TKO/DQ or Submission at 1.72 odds.
- Jung vs Ige – Ige by decision or technical decision at 3.25 odds.
Total: 16.04 odds
Odds at bet365 16th June 2021. Odds may now differ
1. Vera vs Grant
Vera lost their first fight in 2016 via unanimous decision. But that was a long time ago, and Vera has significantly developed and matured as a fighter.
But even then, as a young and inexperienced fighter, Vera was very close to finishing the fight via submission.
Grant is on a three-fight winning streak and his last two were KO wins. But he will have a harder time doing the same against Vera, who has never been knocked out before.
Grant is also 35 years old and nearing the end of his career. He has four career losses via submission.
2. Oleinik vs Spivak
Aleksei Oleinik is almost 44 years old and has lost two fights in a row by KO. No further explanation needed, but let’s take a look.
Sergey Spivak is almost 18 years younger than Oleinik. He has incredible knockout power and his striking is sharper and more technical.
Spivak is also capable of pulling off a submission, but that’s not very likely against Oleinik. His cardio is much better and his chin has also held up in the last year.
Oleinik will try to get Spivak on the ground, but won’ find much success and will get tired in the first round. In the second, Spivak will take advantage of this and start to harass Oleinik with punches, forcing the ref to intervene.
3. Jung vs Ige
The Korean Zombie isn’t what he once was. He has been knocked out three times in his career and he isn’t living up to his nickname anymore.
On the other side, Dan Ige has revived his career after his loss to Calvin Kattar with a powerful one-punch KO against Gavin Tucker.
Ige has never been submitted or knocked out in his career, and it’s unlikely that Jung will be the first to do it. Ige is carrying a lot of momentum to this fight, and this will be his opportunity to break into the top five in the UFC Featherweight rankings.