Clayton Carpenter vs Juancamilo Ronderos Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 69 (Don't Expect an Upset)
Carpenter vs Ronderos Fight Info, Date & Time
UFC Vegas 69 — Preliminary Card Flyweight Bout
Clayton Carpenter (6-0-0, 2 KOs) vs. Juancamilo Ronderos (4-1-0, 0 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
Fight Time: This will be one of the fights on the preliminary card, which begins at 4 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC Apex — Las Vegas, NV
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV
Carpenter vs Ronderos Odds & Prop Bets
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- Clayont Carpenter: (-340)
- Juancamilo Ronderos: (+250)
Method of Victory:
- Carpenter by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Carpenter by Points: (N/A)
- Carpenter by Submission: (N/A)
- Ronderos by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Ronderos by Points: (N/A)
- Ronderos by Submission: (N/A)
Carpenter vs Ronderos Prediction
Clayton Carpenter is set to make his UFC debut on Saturday after winning a contract on Dana White's Contender Series last summer. The 26-year-old took down Edgar Chairez via unanimous decision in that bout as he landed one strike after another. Carpenter could be a quick riser in the UFC rankings.
He is set to face Juancamilo Ronderos, who made his UFC debut in May of 2021 when he lost to David Dvorak via a first-round submission. Ronderos has been away from the UFC since that point after he failed a drug test and will have to shake off some rust in order to keep up with Carpenter.
This lines up as a chance for Carpenter to make himself a household name with a standout showing. He enters this bout with a two-inch height advantage as well as a 3.5-inch reach advantage, so look for Ronderos to be defending strikes early on. It'll be Carpenter's endurance that makes a difference.
I'll side with Clayton Carpenter to come out on top.
Carpenter vs Ronderos Best Bet
Carpenter has shown a versatile skillset across six professional fights as his wins have been evenly split between knockouts, submissions and decisions. It goes to show that he is much more than a striker and has underrated submission capabilities. He could beat Ronderos in a number of ways.
I'll take a chance here and back Carpenter to win via decision. Ronderos may take a safe approach after being away from the octagon for two years and attempt to let Carpenter tire himself out before making a big move. I expect that big move to be unsuccessful as the judges lean Carpenter's way.
Bet: Clayton Carpenter by Decision (TBD)
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