Bill Algeo is going up against Ricardo Ramos at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum on Saturday, April 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is one of six fights on the main card on ESPN/ESPN+. Algeo is 14-5 in his career, while Ramos is 14-3 in his career. There are a total of six fights on the main card on UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum, with the headliner a bout between Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. There are also a total of seven fights on the preliminary card on ESPN/ESPN+. Let's look at the bout between Algeo and Ramos and UFC picks.
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum Betting
Bill Algeo (14-5, 1-1 UFC)
Algeo came into the UFC with a record of 13-4 and he has one win and one loss in the UFC. He defeated Spike Carlyle by unanimous decision and lost to Ricardo Lamas by unanimous decision. Algeo has been a pro since 2012 and he has three wins by TKO/KO and six by submission. He has two first round finishes.
Algeo said this to mymmanews.com about his upcoming fight against Ramos, "He's ok. He's going to try to take my back. He'll try to strike and try to do some flashy stuff. He's a young guy and that stuff is just not going to work on me. He's going to lose confidence in his striking then he's going to go for the take-down, but I'm bigger. I've got better wrestling and I'm going to have a better striking arsenal. I've seen him quit in fights. Once I put that pressure on, he'll be looking for a way out of there."
Ricardo Ramos (14-3, 5-2 UFC)
Ramos came into the UFC with a record of 9-1 and he has five wins and two losses in the UFC. He defeated Michinori Tanaka by unanimous decision, Aiemann Zahabi by KO, Kyung Ho Kang by split decision, Journey Newson by unanimous decision, and Luiz Eduardo Garagorri by rear-naked choke submission; while losing to Said Nurmagomedov by TKO and Lerone Murphy by TKO. Ramos has been a pro since 2012 and he has three wins by TKO/KO and seven by submission. He has seven first round finishes.
Ramos said this to ufc.com about his upcoming fight against Algeo, "He's a well-rounded guy and I've been watching one of his fights every day, working on studying his abilities. I feel like it's a good fight, a good replacement — completely different from the one I was going to have — but I feel good. If there is somebody to face, that's all I needed. Doesn't matter if he's tall or short — I'll be ready for him."
Strikes landed per minute: Algeo 6.80/ Ramos 3.00
Striking Accuracy: Algeo 56% / Ramos 39%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Algeo 5.31/ Ramos 3.28
Defense: Algeo 38% / Ramos 58%
Takedown average: Algeo 0.67/ Ramos 1.99
Takedown Accuracy: Algeo 33% / Ramos 56%
Takedowns defended: Algeo 62% / Ramos 71%
Submission average: Algeo 0.0/ Ramos 0.7
The odds on this fight are basically a pick and I agree, as neither of these two inspires a lot of confidence. Playing the props could be the way to go in this one, as if you like Ramos you may want to take him to win by submission. If Algeo can defend well he should have the advantage, but we really don't know yet how good Algeo is. I think the best choice is to simply play the rounds to go over.
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum Card & Odds
Middleweight: Kelvin Gastelum +207 vs. Robert Whittaker -255
Middleweight: Bartosz Fabinski -132 vs. Gerald Meerschaert +108
Heavyweight: Juan Espino +103 vs. Alexander Romanov -127
Lightweight: Drakkar Klose +103 vs. Jeremy Stephens -127
Women's Flyweight: Justine Kish +200 vs. Tracy Cortez -245
Lightweight: Luis Peña -142 vs. Alexander Munoz +118
Bantamweight: Tony Gravely -342 vs. Anthony Birchak +270
Women's Strawweight: Jessica Penne +238 vs. Lupita Godinez -298
Featherweight: Bill Algeo -122 vs. Ricardo Ramos -102
Middleweight: Jacob Malkoun +228 vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan -284
Women's Bantamweight: Zarah Fairn Dos Santos +108 vs. Josiane Nunes -132
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski -137 vs. Chase Sherman +113
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