UFC Fight Night on Fox, Saturday January 27, 2018 at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, Ronaldo "Jacare'" Souza vs Derek Brunson in a Middleweight bout. Souza and Brunson are both 185 pounds and 73 inches tall. Souza, from Brasil, lands 2.28 strikes per minute at a 44.18% accuracy. He averages 3.42 takedowns with a 44.44% accuracy and defends 58.33%. At Age 38, Souza has 24 wins, 6 by TKO, 14 by submission and 4 by decision. His 5 losses include 3 TKO's and 2 decisions.
Brunson, from the USA, lands 3.2 strikes per minute at a 46.3% accuracy. His takedown average on the grappling side is 3.0 with a 32.14% accuracy. Brunson has defended 100% of takedowns and maintains a submission average off 0.67 at age 34. Brunson was born in North Carolina and has 18 wins, 11 by TKO, 3 by submission and 4 by decision. His 5 losses include 3 TKO's and 2 decisions. Vegas odds makers predictions for this UFC expert picks matchup is Jacare' Souza with a money line at -150 and Derek Brunson at +120.
This UFC betting contest is a rematch of a fight in 2012 when Souza defeated Brunson scoring a 41 second knockout. After his win, Souza signed with UFC the following year and had a 7-2 record in his first nine fights. Souza's fights are filled with frustration and excitement. He can go with a plan or just drop it and come out fighting. Brunson has improved since his loss to Souza in 2012 and is looking for a title shot. He feels the way to the title shot is through Souza. Will this fight end in a TKO, submission or will it go the distant and be the judges decision? Vegas Odds Makers are betting against the hometown favorite. Will you?
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