If Jamie Varner was to take this fight to the ground he would probably win, but that’s not Varner’s style. Varner likes to stand and bang and he loves getting himself involved in these crazy stand up wars. That type of fight will suit Abel Trujillo, who loves to stand and bang.
Trujillo is an excellent striker, who throws a high volume of punches with knock out power. His striking is significantly more accurate than Varner’s and he also absorbs less damage per round. If Varner keeps this fight standing, which I suspect he will, then Trujillo’s technical striking advantage will shine through and he will win the fight.
Both these fighters complete the same amount of take downs per fight, but Trujillo has a much higher success rate as he manages to complete 89% of all takedown attempts. Compare that with Varner who only manages to complete 37% and you start to see multiple ways in which Trujillo can score points and win this fight.
Abel Trujillo will use his significant striking advantage to pick apart Varner and I also suspect he will mix things up and score a few takedowns. It’s difficult to see how Varner wins this fight, as his hard working high pressure style of fighting won’t be enough to cope with the power and athleticism of Trujillo.
The betting lines had Jamie Varner down as an early favourite, but the odds on Trujillo are rapidly starting to decrease, as more and more people are starting to see that Trujillo has the better chance of winning this fight. The best odds on Trujillo to win can be found at [adrotate group=”19″] and currently sit at around 2.25 | +125 | 5/4.
OUR BET: 10.00 UNITS ON ABEL TRUJILLO TO WIN AT 2.25 | +125 | 5/4[divider]
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