UFC Vegas 81 Preview: Jonathan Martinez vs. Adrian Yanez Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 14)
- Jonathan Martinez is coming off a controversial win over Said Nurmagomedov seven months ago.
- Adrian Yanez is one of the best strikers in the UFC, landing 6.75 strikes per 60 seconds.
The Jonathan Martinez vs. Adrian Yanez bantamweight fight is one of the most exciting duels of UFC Vegas 81, an event taking place at UFC Apex in Vegas on Saturday, October 14. The Martinez vs. Yanez odds suggest this is going to be a real battle, which is no surprise as both fighters are famous for landing a huge volume of kicks and punches in every single fight.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 10:00 p.m ET
- Where: UFC Apex, Vegas, Nevada
- How to Watch: ESPN+
Jonathan Martinez (18-4) is riding on a 5-0 winning streak, but his most recent win was kind of controversial. He defeated Said Nurmagomedov by unanimous decision, even though the Dagestani fighter made more strikes, takedowns, and submission attempts.
Martinez’s next opponent is Adrian Yanez (16-4) whose fights are incredibly fun to watch. The evidence of this is that Yanez won the Performance of the Night bonus in four of his last six fights, as well as one Fight of the Night bonus.
In his most recent fight, Yanez suffered his first KO/TKO loss of his career. It happened against Rob Font in the first round last April, which meant the end of his superb run of nine straight wins. This came as a shock to many, but when you think about it, it was bound to happen. It’s all due to Yanez’s risky style of fighting.
The 29-year-old is landing 6.75 significant strikes per minute, which is second only to Sean O’Malley in the UFC Bantamweight Division. Unlike the champ, however, Yanez does get hit a lot of times. He’s absorbing 5.89 strikes per 60 seconds, which is one of the worst numbers in the UFC.
Jonathan Martinez vs. Adrian Yanez Prediction
Adrian Yanez has learned his lesson in his last fight. He’s not going to rush anything on Saturday but will fight more tactically than before. The result of this is that we probably won’t see a finish in the Martinez vs. Yanez fight. Instead, we think the most likely scenario is that Yanez will win by decision after 15 minutes of intense fighting.