One of the most exciting free UFC events of the year is set to take place in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend, broadcasted live on ABC. On the main card of this special event will be a middleweight bout between two great fighters, Brendan Allen and Bruno Silva.
Read this for the complete Allen vs Silva betting analysis and prediction before placing your bets on this weekend’s betting slate.
Allen vs. Silva Information
Brendan Allen vs Bruno Silva
Location of the fight: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL.
Date and Time: Saturday, June 24, 2023. 3:00 PM ET
How to Watch: ESPN+
Last Fight Record
Allen is coming off an impressive submission win over Andre Muniz in February.
Silva is fresh off a huge bounce-back victory over UFC veteran Brad Tavarez via first-round TKO only two months ago.
Allen vs. Silva Betting Analysis
Allen is a 27-year-old martial artist fighting out of Milwaukee with a professional record of 21-5. He brings an exciting style to the octagon with 7 finishes in his UFC career since 2019. With both power and incredible submission skills, he has 5 TKO/KO and 12 submission victories under his belt in MMA.
“All in” Allen is looking for a statement win to raise his stock and get himself a top 10 opponent in his next fight. He is taking a huge risk fighting someone lower in the rankings, but he has always been ready to fight, and that has made him a favorite for the UFC brass.
Silva is the perfect dance partner for this matchup this weekend because he brings an exciting style as well. He is a 33-year-old Thai-boxing style fighter that has a pro MMA record of 23-8 with an incredible 20 TKO/KO victories.
The Brazilian gave Alex Pereira everything he could handle in their meeting so that should prove how good Silva is.
Allen vs. Silva Betting Preview
UFC odds have Allen as the -195 betting favorite over the +160 Silva in this middleweight bout on Saturday. The Allen vs Silva betting lines are very interesting–let’s check out a few prop bets.
The over 1.5 rounds is set at -150, and that is surprising because of the finishing ability that both of these guys have. You have to decide if the respect for each other’s power will make the fight be slower to get going, or if they will try to put the other one out in the first round.
The most interesting line available is this fight going the distance at +220. The finish rate of UFC fights is slowly trending down to lower than 50%, which is probably an outcome of how high-level all the talent is.
Both of these fighters come in with such a great style and bring so much energy and danger into the octagon. This could either be a quick night for one of them, or a fight of the year nominee.
Brendan Allen vs. Bruno Silva Betting Prediction
If you don’t know by now, UFC predictions are very difficult to make. These fights are so unpredictable due to all the possible outcomes of a decision. But after breaking down this fight both analytically and technically, we have a good read on it.
- The official Allen vs Silva betting prediction is that Silva will win via TKO/KO on Saturday afternoon.
His dangerous Thai boxing style is going to be a tough thing to handle, even for the talented Brendan Allen.
When Allen loses, he loses via TKO, and that just seems like a major possibility due to the fact that Silva seems to keep getting better and more confident. Silva himself is very vulnerable to submissions though.
The safest bet is, honestly this fight ending inside the distance. Someone is going to take the other one out and finish the fight.