Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:53 AM

UFC 252 Betting Trends, Records to Watch

UFC 252 will take place on Saturday Aug. 15, 2020 at UFC's APEX Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada with an expected 11-fight card.

UFC 252 Betting Odds

Listed below are the matchups for Saturday's card, plus records, current form, age and betting trends for every fighter.

Bouts and Fighters Subject to Change

UFC 252 Main Card

Heavyweight Championship
Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier

Stipe Miocic (37-years-old)
UFC Record (13-3)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO win over Daniel Cormier (Round 4, 4:09) at UFC 241
  • This is the third fight of a trilogy, with each fighter will once via KO/TKO
  • Seven of his past fight bouts have resulted in KO/TKO (5-1)
  • Hasn't had a submission result since a win over Bobby Brents at NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 7 on June 4, 2011
  • Five of his past seven bouts have ended in Round 1, including loss to Cormier on July 7, 2018 at UFC 226

Daniel Cormier (41-years-old)
UFC Record (11-2)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO loss to Stipe Miocic (Round 4, 4:09) at UFC 241
  • Each of his past six bouts has finished inside the distance (4-1 and one no contest)
  • Three of his previous four outings have not made it past Round 2
  • In 24 career professional fights, 11 have ended by KO/TKO (10-1) and five via submission (5-0)
  • His last fight to go the distance was a unanimous-decision win vs. Anderson Silva at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016

Bantamweight Bout
Sean O'Malley vs. Marlon Vera

Sean O'Malley (25-years-old)
UFC Record (3-0)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO (Round 1, 1:54) vs. Eddie Wineland on June 6, 2020 at UFC 250
  • Two of his three fights at the UFC level have finished inside the distance, both KO/TKO victories
  • Eight of his 12 career professional fights have resulted in KO/TKO (8-0)
  • Has had only one submission result (a rear-naked choke win) vs. Omar Avelar at ICF 20 on Aug. 21, 2015

Marlon Vera (27-years-old)
UFC Record (9-5)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision loss vs. Song Yadong on May 16, 2020
  • Five of his past six bouts have finished inside the distance (5-0)
  • In 22 career professional fights, eight have ended via submission (8-0) and five by way of KO/TKO (5-0)
  • Seven of his past 12 pro bouts have ended up lasting into Round 3

Heavyweight Bout
Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Junior Dos Santos (36-years-old)
UFC Record (15-6)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO loss (Round 2, 1:06) vs. Curtis Blaydes in main event on Jan. 25, 2020
  • Each of his past four bouts have ended via KO/TKO (2-2)
  • Hasn't had a submission result in past 22 career fights since a loss Nov. 10, 2007
  • 20 of his 28 career professional bouts have ended via KO/TKO (15-5)

Jairzinho Rozenstruik (32-years-old)
UFC Record (4-1)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO loss vs. Francis Ngannou (Round 1, 0:20) at UFC 249 on May 9, 2020
  • Each of his past six pro fights (5-1), and 10 of his 11 career fights overall (9-1), have resulted in KO/TKO
  • Only one of his 11 pro bouts has gone the distance, a win at Rizin FF over Andrey Kovalev on May 16, 2018
  • Hasn't had a submission result in his career

Bantamweight Bout
John Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili

John Dodson (35-years-old)
UFC Record (9-6)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO (Round 3, 0:16) vs. Nathaniel Wood on Feb. 15, 2020 in Rio Rancho, N.M.
  • Hasn't won consecutive fights since a three-bout win streak from Oct. 19, 2013 to May 23, 2015
  • Six of his past seven bouts have gone the distance
  • Hasn't had a submission result since Dec. 15, 2007, a win over Zac White at Last Man Standing: The Prodigy
  • In 33 career professional fights, 11 have ended via KO/TKO (11-0)

Merab Dvalishvili (29-years-old)
UFC Record (4-2)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision win vs. Gustavo Lopez on June 13, 2020
  • Each of his past four fights, all victories, have resulted in unanimous decisions
  • Just three of his previous 13 career pro bouts have ended up going the distance
  • Has had just one career submission result, a win over Suhrob Aydarbekov at ROC 58 on Feb. 24, 2017

Light Heavyweight Bout
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba

Magomed Ankalaev (28-years-old)
UFC Record (4-1)

  • This is a rematch of their fight on Feb. 29, 2020
  • Last Fight - KO/TKO (Round 1, 0:38) vs. Ion Cutelaba in UFC Fight Night in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Three of his past four fights have ended via KO/TKO (3-0)
  • Seven of his previous eight professional bouts have finished inside the distance

Ion Cutelaba (26-years-old)
UFC Record (4-4)

  • Last Fight - KO/TKO loss (Round 1, 0:38) vs. Magomed Ankalaev on Feb. 29, 2020
  • Has never lost consecutive fights in his professional career
  • Four of his past five fights have ended via KO/TKO (3-1)
  • Each of his past five bouts have finished inside the distance

UFC 252 Prelims

Lightweight Bout
Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel

Jim Miller (36-years-old)
UFC Record (21-13-1)

  • Last Fight - submission victory (Round 1, 2:25) vs. Roosevelt Roberts on June 20, 2020
  • Five of his past six fights have ended via submission (4-1)
  • Six of his previous seven bouts overall have finished inside the distance
  • In each of those six fights, none have gone past Round 1

Vinc Pichel (37-years-old)
UFC Record (5-1)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision win vs. Roosevelt Roberts on June 29, 2019
  • Four of his past six fights have ended up going the distance
  • Has never won via submission in 14 career professional fights (0-1)
  • Nine of his 14 career bouts have ended via KO/TKO (8-1), including 1-0 at UFC level

Women's Strawweight Bout
Ashley Yoder vs. Livinha Souza

Ashley Yoder (32-years-old)
UFC Record (2-3)

  • Last Fight - split-decision loss vs. Randa Markos on Oct. 26, 2019
  • Each of her past six pro fights have ended up going the distance
  • Three of her past four fights at the UFC level have resulted in split-decisions (1-2)
  • In 12 career fights she has never had a win or loss via KO/TKO

Livinha Souza (29-years-old)
UFC Record (2-1)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision loss vs. Brianna Van Buren on July 13, 2019
  • Forced to pull out of fight last December due to back injury, thus her long absence from octagon
  • Three of her past four fights have ended up going the distance
  • In 15 career professional fights, eight have ended by way of submission (8-0) and two by KO/TKO (2-0)

Featherweight Bout
Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda

Herbert Burns (32-years-old)
UFC Record (2-0)

  • Last Fight - submission win (Round 1, 1:20) vs. Evan Dunham on June 6, 2020
  • Each of his two fights at the UFC level have finished inside the distance
  • In 13 career professional fights, eight have finished via submission (8-0)
  • Only one fight, his UFC debut on Jan. 25, 2020 vs. Nate Landwehr, has ended via KO/TKO

Daniel Pineda (35-years-old)
UFC Record (0-0)

  • Making UFC debut
  • Last Fight - submission win (Round 1, 4:00) at PFL Playoffs vs. Jeremy Kennedy on Oct. 17, 2019
  • Each of his past eight professional fights have finished inside the distance
  • In 41 career pro fights, 25 have ended via submission (19-6) and 11 by way of KO/TKO (9-2)

Women's Strawweight Bout
Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba

Felice Herrig (35-years-old)
UFC Record (4-3)

  • Last Fight - unanimous decision loss vs. Michelle Waterson at UFC 229 on Oct. 6, 2018
  • Hasn't fought in over 22 months while recovering from a torn ACL suffered during training for a UFC 238 match
  • Each of her past two fights have been losses via decision to Waterson and Karolina Kowalkiewicz
  • Herrig's past five fights have gone the distance
  • In 22 career pro fights, four have ended via submission (4-0) and one by KO/TKO (1-0)

Virna Jandiroba (32-years-old)
UFC Record (1-1)

  • Last Fight - submission win (Round 2, 1:16) vs. Mallory Martin on Dec. 7, 2019
  • Seven of her previous 10 professional fights have ended via submission (7-0)
  • In 16 career pro fights, 12 have ended with Jandiroba winning via submission with no losses
  • Six of Jandiroba's victories have come via rear-naked choke

UFC 252 Early Prelims

Featherweight Bout
TJ Brown vs. Danny Chavez

TJ Brown (30-years-old)
UFC Record (0-1)

  • Last Fight - Feb. 29, 2020, a submission loss (Round 2, 3:38) against Jordan Griffin in his UFC debut
  • Each of his past 10 professional fights have finished inside the distance
  • In 21 career fights, 12 have ended via submission (9-3)
  • Four of his past six professional fights have ended in Round 1

Danny Chavez (33-years-old)
UFC Record (0-0)

  • Making UFC debut
  • Last Fight - KO/TKO win (Round 1, 2:24) vs. Dylan Cala at Global Legion FC 14 on July 18, 2020
  • Each of his past three fights (all wins) have resulted in KO/TKO
  • Four of his past five fights have finished inside the distance after his first eight pro fights were decisions

Heavyweight Bout
Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter

Chris Daukaus (30-years-old)
UFC Record (0-0)

  • Making UFC debut
  • Last Fight - KO/TKO (Round 1, 1:30) vs. Danny Holmes at CFFC 77 on Aug. 16, 2019
  • Each of his past six fights (5-1) have resulted in KO/TKO
  • Just one of his 11 career professional fights have ended up going the distance

Parker Porter (35-years-old)
UFC Record (0-0)

  • Making his UFC debut
  • Last Fight - TKO (Round 3, 3:17) vs. Dirlei Broenstrup at CES MMA 58 on Sept. 7, 2019
  • Each of his past nine fights have finished inside the distance
  • In 15 career professional bouts, just two fights have gone the distance (2-0)




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