In the only welterweight match on the preliminary card for UFC Vegas 13, Max Griffin will take on Ramiz Brahimaj this Saturday live from Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 34-year-old Griffin is entering the cage as the favorite, with a professional fighting record of 15-8. At UFC 248 in March, Alex Oliveira defeated Griffin by split decision, giving him his second-straight loss.
“The Pain” Griffin will try to win on Saturday using his striking skills. Most of the TKOs throughout his have came via punches. He is averaging 3.87 strikes per minute but absorbs a significant amount at 3.93 strikes per 15.
The 27-year-old Brahimaj is making his UFC debut on Saturday. The rookie out of the The Bronx has a professional fighting record of 8-2. Brahimaj last fought in 2019 at LFA 62, defeating Carlos Martinez in Round 1 by submission using arm-triangle choke.
Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Max Griffin vs. Ramiz Brahimaj at UFC Vegas 13 on November 7th.
Max Griffin: -143, (23% of action, 56% of bets)
Ramiz Brahimaj: +115, (77% of action, 44% of bets)
Max Griffin: $8,600
Ramiz Brahimaj: $7,700
Since Brahimaj will be making his UFC debut on Saturday, Griffin might be a viable play, despite losing his last two fights. The 34-year-old is averaging a pedestrian 59.2 fantasy points per fight, which isn’t necessarily great. However, when you compare that to his last three bouts, he’s outscored that number two out of three times.
If you aren’t a fan of some of the other fighting options, Griffin might be worth a selection in your lineup.