Erick Gonzalez vs Trevor Peek Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 70 (Can Peek Earn a Victory in His Debut?)
Gonzalez vs Peek Fight Info, Date & Time
UFC Vegas 70 — Main Card Lightweight Bout
Erick Gonzalez (14-7-0, 8 KOs) vs. Trevor Peek (7-0-0, 7 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023
Fight Time: This will be one of the fights on the main card, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC Apex — Las Vegas, NV
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV
Gonzalez vs Peek Odds & Prop Bets
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- Erick Gonzalez: (+162)
- Trevor Peek: (-210)
Method of Victory:
- Gonzalez by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Gonzalez by Points: (N/A)
- Gonzalez by Submission: (N/A)
- Peek by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Peek by Points: (N/A)
- Peek by Submission: (N/A)
Gonzalez vs Peek Prediction
These two fighters were originally scheduled to face different opponents at UFC Vegas 70, but will instead go head-to-head in the octagon. Erick Gonzalez will be looking to prove his doubters wrong after he was defeated in first two bouts by Jim Miller (KO/TKO) and Terrance McKinney (submission).
Meanwhile, Trevor Peek enters Saturday with a full head of steam after he beat Malik Lewis with a nasty knockout on Dana White's Contender Series in September. He earned a UFC contract and is 7-0-0 in his professional career with seven knockouts. It's safe to say the 28-year-old can land a punch.
There's an opportunity for Peek to end this bout early as Gonzales absorbs 6.65 significant strikes per minute at only a 41% defense rate. Peek lands 7.09 significant strikes per minute at at a 68% accuracy rate. A furious attack in the first round may be all he needs to get the job done here.
I'll side with Trevor Peek to come out on top.
Gonzalez vs Peek Best Bet
There's value in backing Peek to win this fight via knockout, but Gonzalez has the motivation needed to pull off an upset. Betting on the fight to not go the distance is one way to back Peek via knockout and Gonzalez via knockout. After all, eight of Gonzalez's 14 professional wins have come via KO/TKO.
It's already been mentioned how Peek is not afraid to keep punching as he fights with a sense of urgency. That likely means Gonzales will be torn apart from the start or make a crucial adjustment to gain the upper hand. Either way, a knockout should be the result between these lightweight fighters.
Bet: Fight to Not Go the Distance (TBD)
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