Dhiego Lima is favored against Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Lima is 15-8 in his career and he has won three of his last five fights, while Brown is 22-18 in his career and he has lost three of his last five bouts. There are a total of six fights on the main card, with the headliner a bout between Chan Sung Jung and Dan Ige, and eight fights on the preliminary card, with all 14 fights to be shown on ESPN2 and ESPN+. Let’s look at the bout between Brown and Lima and UFC picks.
UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 19 with six fights on the main card and eight preliminary bouts, with all 14 fights on ESPN 2 and ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige Betting
Matt Brown (22-18, 15-12 UFC)
Brown came into the UFC with a record of 7-6 and he is 15-12 in the UFC. He is 2-3 in his last five fights. He is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Carlos Condit in January. Brown lost by TKO to Miguel Baeza in May of last year, won by knockout against Ben Saunders in December of 2019, won by knockout against Diego Sanchez in November of 2017 and lost by knockout to Donald Cerrone in December of 2016. Brown has been a pro since 2005 and he has 14 wins by TKO/KO and six by submission. He has nine first round finishes.
Dhiego Lima (15-8, 6-7 UFC)
Lima came into the UFC with a record of 9-1 and he has six wins and seven losses in the UFC. He is 3-2 in his last five fights. He is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Belal Muhammad in February. Lima won a split decision against Luke Jumeau in October of 2019, won a split decision against Court McGee in April of 2019, knocked out Chad Laprise in December of 2018 and lost to Yushin Okami in April of 2018. Lima has been a pro since 2010 and he has four wins by TKO/KO and four by submission. He has four first round finishes.
Lima has the utmost respect for Brown who was one of his coaches at The Ultimate Fighter 25 when Lima was on Team Dillashaw.
Strikes landed per minute: Brown 3.47 / Lima 3.58
Striking Accuracy: Brown 50% / Lima 49%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Brown 3.85 / Lima 2.84
Defense: Brown 44% / Lima 58%
Takedown average: Brown 2.38 / Lima 3.70
Takedown Accuracy: Brown 46% / Lima 63%
Takedowns defended: Brown 33% / Lima 75%
Submission average: Brown 2.4 / Lima 0.3
Brown looks to be on the verge of retirement, but he still has knockout power. Lima is much younger and he should win this fight, but I am very leery because Lima has so much respect for Brown. I will avoid a side and just take this fight to go over the rounds total.
UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige Card & Odds
Featherweight - Chan Sung Jung -115 vs. Dan Ige -115
Bantamweight - Davey Grant +165 vs. Marlon Vera -210
Lightweight - Rick Glenn +105 vs. Joaquim Silva -135
Heavyweight - Aleksei Oleinik +179 vs. Sergey Spivak -230
Women's Strawweight - Kanako Murata +105 vs. Virna Jandiroba -135
Heavyweight - Roque Martinez +100 vs. Josh Parisian -130
Middleweight - Wellington Turman +115 vs. Bruno Silva -145
Featherweight - Julian Erosa +110 vs. Seung Woo Choi -140
Women's Flyweight - Casey O'Neill +120 vs. Lara Procópio -150
Light Heavyweight - Nicolae Negumereanu +190 vs. Aleksa Camur -245
Welterweight - Matthew Semelsberger +135 vs. Khaos Williams -170
Welterweight - Danny Roberts +158 vs. Tim Means -200
Welterweight - Matt Brown +139 vs. Dhiego Lima -175
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