Jamall Emmers vs. Pat Sabatini Odds, Preview and Prediction, (August 28): UFC

Jamall Emmers vs. Pat Sabatini Odds, Preview and Prediction, (August 28): UFC

Credit: photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Time (Preliminary Card)  7:00 p.m. EST
Jamall Emmers money line -150
Pat Sabatini money line +125


Key stats
  Jamall Emmers Pat Sabatini
Height 5'10 5'8
Weight 145 145
Reach 74' 70'
Record 18-5 14-3
Streak W1 W3
Last 5 4-1 4-1



Featherweight’s Jamall Emmers and Pat Sabatini look to continue their winning ways, as they lock horns in what should be a good one. Emmers enters this fight off his first UFC victory. A fight where he showcased excellent striking and wrestling. Meanwhile, Sabatini is coming off a victory in his UFC debut against Tristan Connelly. A fight where he exhibited excellent top control, holding down Connelly for nearly ten of the fifteen minutes.


When the odds of this fight opened, it was a near pick’em. However, Jamall Emmers has slowly creeped up to being a slight favorite. Quite frankly, I agree. Emmers is well rounded, has excellent takedown defense, is experienced and has the cardio to push a hard pace. Not only has Emmers won nine of his last eleven fights, but he beat Cory Sandhagen. Currently one of the very best Bantamweights in the world. Styles make fights though and Pat Sabitini is no easy out. His striking continues to improve, which only makes him tougher given his already excellent grappling abilities. Of his fourteen victories, ten have come via submission. In other words, it would be wise to avoid being on the mat with him.

As for a prediction, I have Emmers winning. While he may not use his wrestling abilities to avoid grappling with Sabitini, his striking should be good enough to get the job done. Throw in the fact that Sabitini gassed in the third round of his last fight, and I could see Emmer's cardio and pace putting Sabitini in a world of trouble the later this fight goes. While I could see a late stoppage, Sabatini has never been finished other than via an injury. So with that, I’ll say Emmers wins via decision.

PICK: Jamall Emmers (-150)

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