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Yorgan De Castro
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Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro 5/9/20 - UFC 249 Picks & Predictions

Game Details

Game Greg Hardy vs Yorgan De Castro
Date & Time Saturday May 9, 2020, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, FL
Latest odds
Greg Hardy -210
TV Channel
ESPN, ESPN+, PPV

A heavyweight battle will take place here between a couple of fighters that have not really shown a lot in the past overall. However, the bout will definitely help to showcase the heavy weight division and provide quite a bit of challenge for the referee to control the bout.

Greg Hardy is coming into the bout here with a 5-2 record overall. However, Hardy had 5 bouts in 2019 and now is going to have his first bout here in 2020. The last 5 bouts for Hardy have not been really that impressive with a 2-2-1 record. The last loss came in November of 2019 and it was a unanimous decision in the loss.

Yorgan is coming into the fight here with a 6-0 record and out of those battles 5 of them have been a TKO fight. What is even more impressive is most of the TKO/KO have come in the first round and have come in the bouts that well under the 3 minute mark in most cases. Now, one thing that could hurt De Castro is he has not had a fight since October of 2019.

When it comes to the stance Hardy tends to use more of the Orthodox style. However, Hardy is coming into the bout as a striker as well. When it comes to height Hardy sits at 6’5” and 264 pounds. Hardy also has a very impressive 80.5 inch reach. De Castro is coming into the bout at 6’0” 250 pounds. De Castro also is sitting on a 74 inch reach.

Free Pick:
Yorgan De Castro +175

Yorgan De Castro is giving up quite a bit in the size department in the match here. However, De Castro is undefeated in the UFC. With that being the case, but also with the smaller size it will actually benefit De Castro who is able to go a little bit deeper in the bout without getting winded and that makes the difference in the fight here. Final Fight Winner, Yorgan De Castro.

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