Gustavo Lopez vs Heili Alateng Odds, Preview and Prediction, September 18 (9/18): UFC
- Sep 15, 2021, 8:04:20 AM
Credit: Jasmin Frank-USA TODAY Sports
|Time (Preliminary Card)||4:00 p.m. EST|
|Gustavo Lopez money line||+105|
|Heili Alateng money line||-125|
|Gustavo Lopez||Heili Alateng|
A pair of Bantamweights in Gustavo Lopez and Heili Alateng collide in what could be a fun scrap. Lopez comes into this fight off a loss. One in which he fought a very talented Adrian Yanez. While Lopez hasn’t fared all too well thus far in the UFC, one could say he’s been fed to the wolves. Meanwhile, Alateng too enters this fight off a loss. One in which snapped a four-fight win streak. However, Alateng has come a long way from his 4-6 start in MMA. The ‘Mongolian Knight’ has won ten of his last thirteen fights, with one of them being a draw.
This fight is flying under the radar, as both men are near the bottom in a rather stacked Bantamweight division. However, styles make fights and I believe we are in for a fun one. Gustavo Lopez is a brawler and bonafide finisher, winning eleven of his twelve professional victories via stoppage. Due to his style however, his striking defense is porous. Of Lopez's six professional defeats, he has been stopped via strikes three times. The same could be said about Heili Alateng regarding striking defense, as he’s absorbed nearly six strikes per minute. The difference though, is Alateng has shown to have an iron chin. Only once in the last six years has Alateng been stopped.
As for a prediction, I’m siding with Alateng. The ‘Mongolian Knight’ has been exceptional in the last six years, and held his own in his most recent fight against Casey Kenney. It was a clear step up in competition, and Alateng had his moments. With both men having issues with their striking defense, it’s safe to assume they will have to endure the other’s best shot’s. It’s Alateng though that holds a durability edge. In what I expect to be a back-and-forth fight, that edge is going to aid Alateng to victory. So with that, I believe Alateng wins this fight via late TKO.
PICK: Heili Alateng (-125)
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