In a featherweight bout on the main card for UFC 256, Gavin Tucker will take on Billy Quarantillo Saturday live from Las Vegas and available on ESPN+.
The 34-year-old Tucker enters the octagon as a slight underdog, despite winning two-straight fights. The southpaw has a professional fighting record of 12-1, with this being his second bout in 2020 and fifth overall in the UFC.
This summer at UFC Fight Night 174, “Guv’Nor” Tucker defeated Justin Jaynes by unanimous decision. Tucker will try to win by tremendous striking and grappling abilities. He averages 3.67 significant strikes per minute, with an accuracy of 39 percent. The 34-year-old fighter takes a lot of absorbed strikes in return at 3.93 per minute and defends against them at 58 percent.
In regards to wrestling inside the octagon, “Guv’Nor” produces a takedown average of 1.91 per 15 minutes and accuracy of 35 percent. Lastly, he has a 1.9 submission average per 15 minutes.
As for Quarantillo, he walks into the APEX with a professional fighting record of 15-2. The 32-year-old fighter is riding an eight-match winning streak, and is competing in his third UFC bout this year. At UFC Fight Night 177 in September, Quarantillo defeated Kyle Nelson by knockout in Round 1
Quarantillo is an aggressive fighter, who averages a huge 7.51 significant strikes per minute, with 71 percent accuracy. But he absorbs 3.45 strikes per minute in return and defends them at 46 percent. The Tampa resident has 1.71 takedowns per 15 minutes, and a takedown accuracy of 38 percent inside the octagon. Lastly, he boasts a 2.4 submission average per 15 minutes.
Here are the odds and betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Gavin Tucker vs. Billy Quarantillo at UFC 256 on December 12th.
Odds and Betting splits
Gavin Tucker: +135 (XX% of action, XX% of bets)
Billy Quarantillo: -167 (XX% of action, XX% of bets)
Winning method splits
Billy Quarantillo By Decision: +150, 24% of action, 30% of bets
Billy Quarantillo By KO, TKO or DQ: +450 55% of action, 40% of bets
Billy Quarantillo By Submission: +600 4% of action, 5% of bets
Gavin Tucker By KO, TKO or DQ: +700 13% of action, 21% of bets
Gavin Tucker By Submission: +800 2% of action, 2% of bets
Gavin Tucker By Decision+260: 1.5% of action, 3% of bets
Gavin Tucker: $7,700
Billy Quarantillo: $8,500
This fight pits two evenly matched fighters against each other this Saturday night. However, between the two, Tucker might be the better play in MMA DFS, as he can stuff the score card. Despite only averaging 71 fantasy points per fight, he has scored 107.5 and 102.5 points in his last two contests. Within those two matches, he racked up 124 significant strikes, six takedowns, and six advances at $8400 salary.
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