Getting the month of February moving along is another spectacular UFC live event with UFC Vegas 86 aka UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Pyfer at the Apex facility. For all of your UFC Vegas 86 betting needs, SBS is here with a breakdown of the two top bouts on this card and what you can anticipate to see from each fighter. In the main middleweight showdown of the evening, Jack Hermansson squares off against Joe Pyfer as the expected headliner of the event. The former brings in a record of 23-8 to this contest, while his opponent, known also as “Bodybagz,” sports his mark of 12-2 in MMA action. In the penultimate bout of the evening, Dan Ige was supposed to face undefeated Lerone Murphy, but the latter pulled out in mid-January due to an undisclosed injury. He was then replaced by Andre Fili who has an overall record of 23-10.
In this report, SBS will be going over what to look for from each fighter, along with predicted winners, and also more information and notes about UFC Vegas 86 betting.
|UFC Vegas 86 Main Event Bouts
|Jack Hermansson vs. Joe Pyfer
|Andre Fili vs. Dan Ige
Fighter Spotlight: Jack Hermansson
Known as “The Joker,” the 35-year-old from Sweden is coming off a disappointing bout against Roman Dolidze at the UFC on ESPN in December 2022 where he lost via TKO (punches). Regardless, he still has an overall record in MMA fights of 23-8 with 11 knockouts and has scored wins over the likes of Kelvin Gastelum and David Branch (Performance of the Night). Moreover, he was the former middleweight champion in Cage Warriors and Warrior Fight Series prior to his time with the UFC. Moreover, he also scored an “Upset of the Year” performance against Ronaldo Souza in 2019. He also has not lost back-to-back fights since 2012-23 when he was in Bellator.
Fighter Spotlight: Joe Pyfer
With a one-inch height advantage over this opponent, Pyfer is riding a five-fight winning streak, including a submission win over Abdul Razak Alhassan at the UFC Fight Night event in October. In fact, in his last five wins, he has scored four TKO/KO victories over his opponents, including at one point a four-KO streak. Since making his technical UFC debut in September 2022, he has scored three consecutive victories and has been riding a hot streak. Moreover, he has not lost since August 2020 as part of Dana White’s Contender Series: Season 4. In his career, he has notched eight knockout wins along with three submission victories as well.
Prediction: An exciting fight, take Pyfer to score the win against Hermansson in the main event. This is due to the former’s age advantage and also his more consistent winning streak as of late.
Fighter Spotlight: Dan Ige
Ige is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Bryce Mitchell at the UFC Fight Night event in September 2023. Before that though, he had strung together two consecutive wins against the likes of Nate Landwehr and Damon Jackson, the latter of which was a knockout Performance of the Night outing. Ige has had an up-and-down career since knocking out Gavin Tucker in March 2021. After that fight, he had a 15-3 record, but since then he has accrued a mark of 2-4 which he is most certainly looking to bolster with this bout against Fili.
Fighter Spotlight: Andre Fili
Ige’s opponent in the fight, Fili is also at a bit of a crossroads with his career with his last eight fights ending in a record of 3-3-1. However, he is coming off an excellent TKO win over Lucas Almeida at UFC 296 with an excellent match ending in a technical knockout via punches in the first round. Tied for the most split decision wins in UFC Featherweight history (three), Ige has a strong penchant for knockouts with 10 such wins in his career. Moreover, he is a capable grappler as evidenced by his career in professional grappling.
Prediction: Another interesting fight, take Ige to win here given his more advanced rest in advance of this bout combined with Fili’s more uneven track record as of late.
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