Justin Tafa vs Parker Porter Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 284 (Crowd-Favorite's Striking Can't Be Stopped)

Devon Platana
Justin Tafa vs Parker Porter betting preview for UFC 284, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Justin Tafa vs Parker Porter betting preview for UFC 284, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photo/Michael Wyke
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Tafa vs Porter Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 284 — Main Card Heavyweight Bout
Justin Tafa (5-3, 5 KOs) vs. Parker Porter (12-7, 5 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Venue: RAC Arena — Perth, Australia
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV

Tafa vs Porter Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 284 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline:
- Justin Tafa: (-156)
- Parker Porter: (+122)

Method of Victory:
- Tafa by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Tafa by Points: (TBD)
- Tafa by Submission: (TBD)
- Porter by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Porter by Points: (TBD)
- Porter by Submission: (TBD)

Tafa vs Porter Prediction

Justin Tafa aims to win two fights in a row for the first time in his UFC career when he faces Parker Porter. After dropping back-to-back outings by decision, Tafa regained some momentum with a first-round TKO win over Harry Hunsucker at UFC Vegas 45, leaving time to tell if the 29-year-old can build off that victory.

Meanwhile, Porter looks to bounce back after a submission loss to Jailton Almeida at UFC Vegas 55. The defeat halted Porter's winning streak at three fights, leaving time to tell if the Hartford, CT native has what it takes to reverse his fortunes.

Unfortunately for Porter, I see his losing streak continuing in Perth. Not only is Tafa a hard hitter, but he has better striking accuracy (55%) than Porter (49%). Tafa also excels at finishing off his opponents — each of his five victories have come by KO/TKO — and now he gets to face an opponent who's been finished six times in his career (including three knockout losses).

Tafa also has the advantage of being eight years younger than Porter. On top of that, the former has the home-turf advantage on his side. He may have been born in New Zealand, but he resides in Australia, making it clear whose side the crowd will be on.

Looking for the biggest win of his MMA career, expect Tafa to emerge victorious.

Winner: Justin Tafa

Tafa vs Porter Best Bet

The moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Tafa outright win at -156 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC 284 for more playable options.

Bet: Justin Tafa to Win (-156)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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