Christian Leroy Duncan fights Armen Petrosyan at a UFC Fight Night event Saturday. The card is highlighted by Marvin Vettori and Jared Cannonier, but the Duncan-Petrosyan bout figures to entertain as well.
The three-round fight takes place one slot ahead of Arman Tsarukyan's return to the Octagon at the Apex in Las Vegas, where prelims begin at 7 p.m. ET and the main card starts at 10 p.m.
The Brit Duncan is a -160 favorite.
UFC Fight Night: Duncan vs Petrosyan Odds
|Christian Leroy Duncan||-160|
Odds as of June 12
According to our odds calculator, a $100 bet on Duncan at -160 (61.54% implied chance) pays out $162.50. The same bet on Petrosyan at +130 (43.48% implied chance) pays out $230.
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Odds as of June 16
Duncan vs Petrosyan Tale Of The Tape
|Fighter||Christian Leroy Duncan||Armen Petrosyan|
|Record||8-0 (1-0 UFC)||7-2 (2-1 UFC)|
|Avg. Fight Time||1:52||12:22|
|Sig. Strikes Per Minute||4.82||5.99|
|Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute||2.14||2.75|
|Takedowns Per 15 Minutes||0.00||0.00|
Duncan vs Petrosyan Preview: Who Will Win?
Let's see how these two strikers match up.
How Petrosyan Wins
"Superman" is a live 'dog in this fight. He thrives in the pocket, and when his opponent presses, he explodes with combos instead of panicking. I like that Petrosyan often takes his time and establishes shots to the body and legs before working his way up.
My biggest gripe with Petrosyan is that he moves backward too often. It's tough to dance to your own pace when your opponent is constantly walking you back. Duncan is an aggressive puncher, and while Petrosyan can slug while backpedaling, it's not the most sustainable strategy.
How Duncan Wins
Duncan's UFC debut didn't go according to plan — he won when his opponent, Dusko Todorovic injured his knee — but we saw enough from the Englishman's movements to know he's capable.
The 27-year-old glides around the Octagon, almost like a Stephen Thompson-type, poised to attack the legs, knees or kick at the head. Duncan leaves many options open and he'll be the more cerebral striker Saturday vs Petrosyan. But I'll be watching to see if Duncan can put the Armenian out. I'm not sure he's gritty enough to sting Petrosyan with the necessary combos to get him down, though his whopping eight-inch reach advantage will afford him many opportunities. We shall see.
Duncan vs Petrosyan Pick
This is the most exciting fight on the card. And while I quite badly want Petrosyan to win, I don't think he's an exceptional striker to outwit Duncan. Give me "CLD" by decision.