Co-headlining the trilogy match between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier this coming Saturday, July 10 will be a welterweight match between Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson. The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the battleground and this will be happening in front of a sold-out crowd. Experts betting on ufc see that the lower-ranked Stephen Thompson will inch his way closer to a title fight and get the win from Gilbert Burns. Fight fans can witness the matches of this fight card by choosing to subscribe to Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 264 Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson Betting Information
Gilbert Burns is coming to this matchup against Stephen Thomspon after a grueling knockout loss coming from Kamaru Usman in UFC 258. That fight ended in the third round at the 34-second mark and it snapped his six-fight winning streak. He is also the second-ranked welterweight contender and a win could make him earn another title shot. This fighter loves to spend time on the ground and going for the submission victory but his hands can also deliver a vicious knockout. “Durinho” is his ring name and he carries the pedigree of great Brazilian fighters coming into the UFC.
Stephen Thompson is now ranked as the fifth-best contender for the UFC welterweight championship. This fighter managed to pick himself up after losing to Darren Till and Anthony Pettis. Heading to this match, he is on back-to-back wins by unanimous decision against Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal. Thompson carries the ring name as the “Wonderboy” and his resiliency to take a beating made him a great watch for MMA purists. He should go for the knockout and avoid going against Burns on the ground. His record is now at 16 wins and half of those came from submissions while also owning seven knockouts and one submission victory for his career.
Burns vs. Thompson Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||32%||44%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.22||4.24|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||3.04||2.80|
Burns vs. Thompson Summary
Stephen Thompson is turning back time and this 38-year-old fighter is the favored fighter to win in the best MMA sportsbook. Expect him to throw blows with Gilbert Burns and try to win this fight through the eyes of the judges. This should be a unanimous decision win for Thompson.
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