UFC on ABC 2: Jim Miller vs. Joe Solecki Predictions

UFC on ABC 2: Jim Miller vs. Joe Solecki Predictions
Sat 4/10 2:30 ET
UFC on ABC 2: Jim Miller vs. Joe Solecki Predictions
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The featured preliminary at UFC on ABC 2 will see Jim Miller take on Joe Solecki. This will be a fight in the UFC Lightweight division. Solecki comes into this fight with an MMA record of 10-2. He is 3-0 in the UFC so far, beating Austin Hubbard by submission most recently. This was a fight that came back in August of 2020. Solecki is averaging 3.62 significant strikes per minute and is landing them 74 percent of the time. He is absorbing 0.93 strikes and has a striking defense of 51 percent. Solecki is averaging 3.31 takedowns per every 15 minutes and is landing them 62 percent of the time. So far in the UFC, none of his opponents have attempted a takedown.

Miller comes into this fight with an MMA record of 32-15. He lost his most recent fight to Vinc Pachel by unanimous decision. This was a fight back in August of 2020. Miller is averaging 2.73 significant strikes per minute and is landing them 40 percent of the time. He is absorbing 2.99 strikes and has a striking defense of 59 percent. His grappling is solid, averaging 1.69 takedowns per every 15 minutes. His takedown accuracy is 43 percent and his takedown defense is 46 percent.

Solecki is already looking like an exciting prospect and a win against a veteran like Miller will do a ton for his career. Solecki also has the better striking and absorbs very little damage. Plus, Miller’s takedown defense is no longer that great, making me believe Solecki can have some success on the mat. This line is a bit steep, however, I am still going to back Solecki to win and will look to use him in a parlay.

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