Cosce vs Mathetha Fight Info, Date & Time
UFC 277 — Preliminary Card Welterweight Bout
Orion "Galaxy" Cosce (7-1-0, 6 KO's, 1 Submission) vs. Mike "Blood Diamond" Mathetha (3-1-0, 1 KO, 1 Submission)
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022
Fight Time: This will be one of the fights on the preliminary card, which begins at 6 p.m. ET.
Venue: American Airlines Center — Dallas, TX
Cosce vs Mathetha Odds & Betting Info
All UFC 277 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Orion Cosce: (-198)
- Mike Mathetha: (+166)
- Draw: (+5000)
Method of Victory:
- Cosce by KO/TKO: (+195)
- Cosce by Points: (+420)
- Cosce by Submission: (+420)
- Mathetha by KO/TKO: (+380)
- Mathetha by Points: (+460)
- Mathetha by Submission: (+2600)
Cosce vs Mathetha Prediction
UFC 277 Cosce-Mathetha prediction is from Tapology Fight Predictions.
Winner: Orion Cosce (73%)
Method of Victory: Submission (58%)
While Israel Adesanya captures headlines as the latest kickboxer-turned-MMA star, he's more the exception than the rule. Usually hyped up kickboxing prospects simply don't have the defensive grappling needed to hang in the UFC.
That seems to be the case with "Blood Diamond", as Mike Mathetha was taken down and submitted in one round, landing just a single strike in his debut.
Orion Cosce may be coming off a loss, but he has takedowns in each of his last two fights, and he should have an easier time turning takedowns into victory against Mathetha than he did against Phil Rowe. Give me Cosce by submission.
Cosce vs Mathetha Betting Trends & Stats
- Orion Cosce defeated Matt Dixon, by KO/TKO, in his most recent fight on Aug. 18, 2020.
- Mike Mathetha lost to Jeremiah Wells, by submission, in his most recent fight on Feb. 12, 2022.
- Cosce averages 3.70 significant strikes landed per minute with a 55% accuracy rate.
- Mathetha averages 0.22 significant strikes landed per minute with a 33% accuracy rate.
- Cosce averages 3.12 significant strikes absorbed per minute with an 52% defense rate.
- Mathetha averages 3.24 significant strikes absorbed per minute with an 21% defense rate.
- Cosce averages 1.87 takedowns per 15 minutes.
- Mathetha has an 80% takedown defense rate.
UFC 277 Fight card
To see betting previews, odds and predictions for any of the other fights on the card at UFC 277, click on any of the matchups below:
- Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes
- Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France
- Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich
- Alexandre Pantoja vs. Alex Perez
- Magomed Ankalaev vs. Anthony Smith
- Alex Morono vs. Matthew Semelsberger
- Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves
- Ji Yeon Kim vs. Joselyne Edwards
- Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ihor Potieria
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