Joseph Hughes and Park Jun Yong clash in a middleweight encounter that is part of the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 213 on Saturday, October 29. The three-round match is scheduled to start at 4:00 PM ET at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass will cover the fights on television and livestream, respectively. Hughes and Park are coming off wins in their previous bouts and are looking to gain their second straight win to secure more chances of fighting more lucrative bouts in the future. Sports betting odds are in favor of Park due to his experience in the MMA circuit but do not sleep on Holmes as he has the capability to surprise foes with his defense and submission abilities.
UFC Fight Night 213: Joseph Holmes vs Park Jun Yong Betting Information
The 6-foot-4 Holmes (8-2, 1-1 UFC) has been a stoppage machine in his first 10 fights, winning six of his bouts via submission and two by knockout. In his last match against Alen Amedovski in May, the 27-year-old Holmes dropped Amedovski with a knee that landed flush to the chin. He pounced on the opportunity with ground and pound and punches to the head. The end came when the American slid his left arm under the chin and squeezed his opponent to submission, gaining the victory in just 64 seconds. Holmes would look for another abbreviated fight against Park as he has the abilities to outsteady his shorter opponent and use maximum reach to force either a knockout or submission.
Park Jun Yong
Park (14-5, 4-2 UFC) looks to establish a reputation in the UFC as one of the tough Asians in a heavier weight class. He is on his way to doing it as the South Korean won four of his first six UFC fights, including one against Marc-Andre Barriault. In his last fight, Park decisioned Eryk Anders to gain his 14th win in the MMA scene. The fighter known as “The Iron Turtle” must have his defense up against Holmes to stand a chance of winning the fight. Park has eight stoppage wins, including five by knockouts. The South Korean has the ability to deliver significant strikes, but it will be a question whether he can deliver those accurately given Holmes’ height advantage.
Joseph Holmes vs Park Jun Yong Betting Numbers
|Country||United States||South Korea|
|Height||6′ 4″||5′ 10″|
|Weight||185 lbs.||185 lbs.|
|Win by KO/TKO||25%||36%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.31||5.14|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||2.90||3.93|
Holmes vs Park Summary
Holmes and Park are looking to secure another win as part of their ascent in the UFC rankings, Park will have a slight advantage in this bout due to his experience but Holmes has the raw talent – and height advantage – to outclass his South Korean foe via submission or knockout. Park, on the other hand, must rely on his defense to outwit his American foe and stand a chance of winning the encounter. The MMA fight picks are in as we now await for the exciting outcome of this three-round clash.
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