Karl Williams vs Chase Sherman Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 287 (Sherman Falters Against Replacement Foe)

Karl Williams vs Chase Sherman Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 287 (Sherman Falters Against Replacement Foe)


Williams vs Sherman Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 287 — Preliminary Card Heavyweight Bout
Karl Williams (8-1, 3 KOs) vs. Chase Sherman (16-11, 15 KOs)
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the preliminary card, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Venue: Miami-Dade Arena — Miami, Florida
Coverage: ESPN+, ESPN

Williams vs Sherman Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 287 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Karl Williams: (-480)
- Chase Sherman: (+330)

Method of Victory:
- Williams by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Williams by Points: (TBD)
- Williams by Submission: (TBD)
- Sherman by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Sherman by Points: (TBD)
- Sherman by Submission: (TBD)

Williams vs Sherman Prediction

The losses have piled up for Chase Sherman, who's found himself on the losing side in five of his previous six fights. He was originally supposed to face Chris Barnett at UFC 287, but the latter pulled out due to undisclosed reasons. Now Sherman must go up against Karl Williams — a winner of five consecutive fights.

I can't argue against oddsmakers in this fight. While Sherman has solid finishing skills, Williams is great at avoiding getting hit, absorbing just 0.9 significant strikes per minute with 53% striking defense. He also outclasses Sherman on the mat, averaging 5.5 takedowns per 15 minutes with 68% accuracy and a 100% takedown defense rate.

Sherman hasn't done anything to inspire confidence over the last two years, so look for Williams to get the win as a replacement fighter.

Winner: Karl Williams

Williams vs Sherman Best Bet

Unfortunately, the moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Williams outright win at -480 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC 287 for more playable options.

Bet: Karl Williams to Win (-480)

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