Chase Sherman vs. Parker Porter Odds, Preview and Prediction (August 21): UFC
- Aug 21, 2021, 9:59:34 PM
|Time (Main Card)||10:00 p.m. EST|
|Chase Sherman money line||-190|
|Parker Porter money line||+160|
|Chase Sherman||Parker Porter|
Heavyweights grace the main card, as Chase Sherman and Parker Porter throw down. Sherman comes into this fight off a loss to Andre Arlovski. A fight that he looked excellent in round one, only to get outpointed in the next two rounds. Prior to the loss, Sherman had won four straight including his return fight to the UFC over Ike Villanueva. Meanwhile, Porter erased his UFC debut defeat by landing 126 significant strikes in a decision victory over Josh Parisian. It was an excellent showing for Porter, as cardio and volume isn’t something heavyweights are exactly known for.
This card is loaded with fights that are tough to predict due to not having a feel of what fighter is going to show up. This is one of them. As I stated before, Chase Sherman is in his second stint with the UFC. The first saw him go 2-5, losing three of those fights via stoppage. This second stint, he is 1-1. Sherman is a pure striker, who has won fourteen of his fifteen victories via strikes. While Sherman has power, it’s not one-punch power. He’s a high output striker who wears down opponents and eventually finishes them. Porter is in the same boat as Sherman, as he too is a high output striker. The one thing that impresses me the most about the 36-year old is his leg kicks and how good his cardio is for a heavyweight.
As for a prediction, I’m going with the upset and picking Porter. Part of the reason I’m siding with Porter is due to said leg kicks and cardio. Against an upright striker who lacks one-punch knockout power like Sherman, I see those leg kicks slowing him down by round two. From there, Porter's cardio will allow him to tee off on a stationary target. In the end, I see Porter not only winning via decision, but landing 100 significant strikes in back-to-back fights.
PICK: Parker Porter (+160)
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