Edson Barboza vs Billy Quarantillo Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC on ESPN 44 (Quarantillo's Striking Shines)

Edson Barboza vs Billy Quarantillo Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC on ESPN 44 (Quarantillo's Striking Shines)


Barboza vs Quarantillo Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC on ESPN 44 — Co-Main Event Featherweight Bout
Edson Barboza (22-11, 13 KOs) vs. Billy Quarantillo (17-4, 8 KOs)
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Venue: T-Mobile Center — Kansas City, Missouri
Coverage: ESPN, ESPN+

Barboza vs Quarantillo Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC on ESPN 44 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Edson Barboza: (+138)
- Billy Quarantillo: (-164)

Method of Victory:
- Barboza by KO/TKO: (+360)
- Barboza by Points: (+390)
- Barboza by Submission: (+2600)
- Quarantillo by KO/TKO: (+240)
- Quarantillo by Points: (+250)
- Quarantillo by Submission: (+750)

Barboza vs Quarantillo Prediction

Edson Barboza heads into Kansas City on a terrible run. He owns an abysmal 3-7 record in his last 10 outings, losing five of the last seven. While back-to-back wins over GiMakwan Amirkhani and Shane Burgos gave him some momentum at the time, Barboza has since lost to Giga Chikadze (via TKO) and Bryce Mitchell (via unanimous decision) in the subsequent two outings.

Meanwhile, Billy Quarantillo searches for his second of back-to-back wins for the first time in nearly three years. He has a pep in his step after his latest outing, which saw him land a second-round TKO win against Alexander Hernandez back in December. Quarantillo has now knocked out two of his last three foes, picking up his last three victories by KO/TKO.

Quarantillo's non-stop attack gives him an advantage. He averages 7.88 significant strikes per minute with 58% accuracy, whereas Barboza averages 3.96 and 44%, respectively. Considering how Barboza was outstruck in each of his last two losses, it's clear that Quarantillo has the recipe for a win this weekend.

Winner: Billy Quarantillo

Barboza vs Quarantillo Best Bet

I'm going with Quarantillo winning by KO/TKO (+240) as the best bet ahead of UFC on ESPN 44. As mentioned before, Quarantillo's last three victories have all come by KO/TKO. Now he gets to face an opponent who's been knocked out four times over his career, including twice in his last seven outings.

Barboza does have solid striking defense, but he's been known to break down as the fight goes on. Eventually, Quarantillo will hit the one blow he needs to send "Junior" to the mat.

Bet: Billy Quarantillo by KO/TKO (+240)

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