Julian Marquez vs Jordan Wright Odds, Preview and Prediction, October 16 (10/16): UFC
- Oct 14, 2021, 2:56:30 PM
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|Time (Main Card)||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Julian Marquez money line||-230|
|Jordan Wright money line||+190|
|Julian Marquez||Jordan Wright|
|Last 5||4-1||3-1, 1 NC|
The opening fight of the main card comes in the Middleweight division, as Julian ‘The Cuban Missile Crisis’ Marquez takes on Jordan ‘ The Beverly Hills Ninja’ Wright. In what should be dubbed the battle of nicknames, fireworks are afoot. Both men are finishers, coming into this fight with 100% finishing rates. If anything is certain, the judges won’t be needed for this one. Marquez comes into this fight on a two-fight win streak and a winner of seven of his last eight. Another impressive performance by Marquez could see him taking on a top fifteen foe next. Meanwhile, Wright looks to nab his third UFC victory in four tries. In fourteen fights, Wright has only seen the second round twice. In other words, Wright doesn’t like to play around with his food.
This is an excellent fight to open the main card, as both men have zero intentions of winning by decision. It’s a fight that will be settled on the feet, and one in which could very well end within the opening minute of the fight. Julian Marquez is a powerful striker who isn’t afraid to brawl. While his takedown defense isn’t the best, he has shown the ability to pop back up. Obviously given that Jordan Wright is a striker too, Marquez won’t have to worry about that. What Marquez will have to worry about is the power of Wright. Of the Beverely Hills Ninja’s twelve wins, seven have come via knockout, including the last three.
As for a prediction, I have Marquez. In a fight where both men are going to trade heavy shots, only Marquez has shown the durability to withstand the punishment. Wright on the other hand, has not. The other problem with Wright I have is his experience. Before debuting with the UFC in 2020, Wright had fought eleven opponents who had a combined record of 25-45. For a man that has seen the second round only twice, perhaps the level of competition coming up the ranks had something to do with that. So with that said, I predict that Marquez will win via knockout.
PICK: Julian Marquez (-230)
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