Joe Solecki vs Carl Deaton Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 70 (Solecki Gets the Job Done in Las Vegas)

Larry Rupp
Joe Solecki vs Carl Deaton betting preview for UFC Vegas 70, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Joe Solecki vs Carl Deaton betting preview for UFC Vegas 70, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photos/Gregory Payan

Solecki vs Deaton Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC Vegas 70 — Preliminary Card Lightweight Bout
Joe Solecki (12-3-0, 1 KO) vs. Carl Deaton (17-5-0, 3 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 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

Solecki vs Deaton Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC Vegas 70 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Joe Solecki: (-650)
- Carl Deaton: (+420)

Method of Victory:
- Solecki by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Solecki by Points: (N/A)
- Solecki by Submission: (N/A)
- Deaton by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Deaton by Points: (N/A)
- Deaton by Submission: (N/A)

Solecki vs Deaton Prediction

UFC Vegas 70 has a ton of fights on the card that could go either way, but this is not one of them. Joe Solecki is a rightful heavy favorite here as he has won four of his five bouts at the UFC level. Three of those wins came via a decision, including his most recent victory over Alex Da Silva in June of 2022.

While Carl Deaton has been a professional MMA fighter for over a decade, he is set to make his UFC debut on Saturday. The 33-year-old is coming off back-to-back wins in the Michigan Regional scene. Deaton defeated Antoine Blassingame via submission (rear-naked choke) in October of 2022.

It is worth noting that Deaton lost his only fights in 2019 and 2021 via decision, which shows that he struggles when it comes to making an impact in every round. That is not good considering Solecki owns a strike accuracy rate of 56% and a strike defense rate of 50%. His endurance is noteworthy.

I'll side with Joe Solecki to come out on top.

Solecki vs Deaton Best Bet

Bettors wanting to back Solecki in this fight should turn their attention toward a method of victory prop given the 29-year-old's -650 moneyline odds. Solecki has only logged one win in his career via KO/TKO, which makes focusing on a victory via submission or decision the way to go in this bout.

It's worth pointing out that Deaton is a monster on the ground and owns a 9-1 record in fights ending in submission. Three of his five professional losses have come via decision, though. Expect Deaton to come out firing in his debut, but that excitement will leave him forgetful in terms of pacing himself.

Bet: Joe Solecki by Decision (TBD)

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