Julio Arce vs Herbert Burns Prediction UFC Picks 3/30

Julio Arce vs Herbert Burns Prediction UFC Picks 3/30

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UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot - Julio Arce vs. Herbert Burns Preview and Prediction

Prepare for fireworks as two seasoned featherweights, Julio "The Great" Arce and Herbert "The Blaze" Burns, collide in a high-stakes showdown at UFC Fight Night: Blanchfield vs. Fiorot, scheduled to captivate fight fans at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on March 30, 2024. With both fighters hungry for victory, let's delve into their fighting styles, recent performances, and predict the outcome of this thrilling encounter.

Julio Arce - Team Tiger Schulman

  • Height/Weight: 5' 7", 147 lbs
  • Record: 18-6-0 (5 TKO, 5 SUB)
  • Team: Team Tiger Schulman
  • Stance: Southpaw

Strengths:

Julio Arce brings a wealth of experience and versatility to the octagon, with an impressive record featuring victories by both knockout and submission. His southpaw stance often confounds opponents, allowing him to land precise strikes and set up takedowns with ease. Arce's well-rounded skill set and adaptability make him a formidable foe for any opponent.

Weaknesses:

Despite his proficiency in various aspects of MMA, Arce has occasionally struggled against opponents with superior grappling skills. To secure victory against Burns, Arce must showcase improved takedown defense and avoid getting drawn into grappling exchanges where his opponent holds the advantage.

 

Herbert Burns - Kill Cliff FC

  • Height/Weight: 5' 9", 145 lbs
  • Record: 11-4-0 (1 TKO, 8 SUB)
  • Team: Kill Cliff FC
  • Stance: Orthodox

Strengths:

Herbert Burns is a submission specialist with a knack for ending fights on the ground. With an impressive record of eight submission victories, Burns possesses a lethal ground game, capable of locking in submissions from various positions. His relentless pressure and technical grappling make him a nightmare for opponents once the fight hits the mat.

Weaknesses:

Burns has shown vulnerability in striking exchanges, often struggling against opponents with superior striking skills. To emerge victorious against Arce, Burns must be cautious of his opponent's striking prowess and look to close the distance to initiate grappling exchanges where he holds the advantage.

 

Prediction:

In a closely contested matchup, Herbert Burns offers great value at +300 to win the fight. While both fighters possess formidable skills, Burns' expertise in the grappling department presents a significant advantage in this matchup. Expect Burns to capitalize on Arce's defensive lapses and secure victory by submission.

With Arce likely looking to keep the fight standing, Burns will seize the opportunity to close the distance and take the fight to the ground, where he can showcase his superior grappling skills. While Arce will put up a valiant effort, Burns' proficiency on the mat will ultimately prove too much to handle.

 

Pick: Herbert Burns ML +300

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