Karl Williams and Chase Sherman clash in a three-round heavyweight tussle that is part of the UFC on ABC 4 main card. The match is scheduled on Saturday, May 13, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Williams comes into the octagon two months after claiming a unanimous decision win over Lukas Brzeski. On the other hand, Sherman looks to bounce back from a loss to Waldo Cortes-Acosta in November last year. Williams is the overwhelming favorite in this clash as experts on the UFC betting lines go against Sherman after losing five of his six matches.
UFC ON ABC 4: Karl Williams vs Chase Sherman Betting Information
Williams comes into the octagon with an 8-1-0 win-loss-draw record and is fighting on his 10th MMA match against Sherman. The Atlanta native has won five consecutive matches since losing against James Butcher in December 2021. In his last bout, Williams dominated Lukasz Brzeski from the get-go en route to a 30-26 30-26 30-27 decision victory. The American will use his wrestling background to outclass Sherman, as he has excelled in this department at a rate of 5.5 takedowns per 15 minutes. Williams’ takedown proficiency is outstanding at 68% and he has stopped all of the attempts against him.
Sherman will fight for the 28th time in his career as he hopes to gain his 17th win. The fighter known as “Vanilla Gorilla” is excellent in striking, as he was able to land 6.3 significant strikes per minute. However, he absorbs a lot of strikes at a rate of 6.85 strikes/minute. His takedown defense is good at 66% but he will try to go for his bread and butter against Williams and strike his way to victory. In his last fight against Cortes-Acosta, Sherman was able to survive the striking clash but he succumbed to a 27-30 28-29 28-29 verdict and absorbed his fifth loss in six matches. He has knocked out 15 of his 16 foes and his dynamite hands will be a factor in this clash.
Karl Williams vs Chase Sherman Betting Numbers
|Country||United States||United States|
|Height||6′ 3″||6′ 4″|
|Weight||235 lbs.||250 lbs.|
|Win by KO/TKO||38%||94%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.07||6.30|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||0.90||6.85|
Williams vs. Sherman Summary
Online MMA fight predictions favor Williams to salvage the victory over the power-striking Sherman due to his wrestling skills. However, it could turn around in an instant with a well-placed strike by Sherman that could send Williams reeling on the cage. Overall, Williams has been using his ring generalship and tons of wrestling to win fights but he will have an acid test against the fighter known as “The Vanilla Gorilla,” whose striking ability is excellent in the heavyweight division. Williams will be a heavy favorite in this encounter but do not count out Sherman as he is adept in striking and is capable of changing the tempo of the match with his power.
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