Mateusz Gamrot vs Jalin Turner Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 285 (Can Turner Shock the Sin City Crowd?)

Devon Platana
Mateusz Gamrot vs Jalin Turner betting preview for UFC 284, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Mateusz Gamrot vs Jalin Turner betting preview for UFC 284, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photo/Andy Brownbill

Gamrot vs Turner Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 285 — Main Card Lightweight Bout
Mateusz Gamrot (21-2, 7 KOs) vs. Jalin Turner (13-5, 9 KOs)
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Venue: T-Mobile Arena — Paradise, Nevada
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV

Gamrot vs Turner Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 285 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Mateusz Gamrot: (-225)
- Jalin Turner: (+172)

Method of Victory:
- Gamrot by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Gamrot by Points: (TBD)
- Gamrot by Submission: (TBD)
- Turner by KO/TKO: (TBD)
- Turner by Points: (TBD)
- Turner by Submission: (TBD)

Gamrot vs Turner Prediction

Mateusz Gamrot heads into this weekend's fight following a unanimous decision loss to Beneil Dariush at UFC 280. Before that loss, Gamrot had rattled off four consecutive victories, finishing off three of those opponents (two by KO/TKO, one by submission).

It can be argued that momentum is on the underdog's side. Turner has rattled off five consecutive victories, earning 'performance of the night' honors in his most recent outing — a first-round submission win over Brad Riddell at UFC 276.

Even though Gamrot has only suffered two MMA losses, I like Turner's chances of pulling off an upset. For starters, two of Turner's last five victories came when the odds were against him. He also nearly doubles Gamrot's significant strikes per minute (6.48 vs. 3.26).

While Gamrot has the better striking defense, Turner has the edge in takedown accuracy (80% vs. 31%). If he can find a way to wrestle Gamrot to the mat, there's a decent chance that Turner locks in a hold that the Polish fighter can't get out of.

It should be a competitive matchup either way, however, I see Turner capitalizing on his recent momentum in a big way.

Winner: Jalin Turner

Gamrot vs Turner Best Bet

The moneyline is the only betting option at the moment, making a Turner outright win at +172 odds the best bet for now. Make sure to check back on FanDuel Sportsbook leading up to UFC 285 for more playable options.

Bet: Jalin Turner to Win (+174)

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