Yanal Ashmoz vs Sam Patterson 03-18-23 Predictions, Tips and Analysis

Yanal Ashmoz vs Sam Patterson 03/18/23 – Yanal Ashmoz and Sam Patterson will square off in a three-round lightweight showdown on Saturday as part of the UFC 286 preliminary card. Patterson submitted his last opponent during Week 10 of Dana White’s Contender Series in September 2022 while Ashmoz won six straight fights across various independent MMA circuits to secure an UFC deal. UFC betting experts had Patterson as the clear favorite due to his submission win in September; however Ashmoz is no easy opponent either.

Yanal Ashmoz vs Sam Patterson

Date & Time: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET

Location: O2 Arena in London, England


Yanal Ashmoz vs Sam Patterson Betting Odds


Moneyline: +220


Moneyline: -260

Yanal Ashmoz joined the UFC after amassing an impressive record in multiple independent leagues. Ashmoz  has five stoppage wins, three by knockout and two by submissions. Now from Tiberias, Israel, Ashmoz seeks his first victory inside the octagon against Patterson; if successful he could move onto higher-quality bouts in the future. However, to have any chance at victory he must first ward off Patterson’s long reach advantage and avoid his long reach advantage so Ashmoz can gain control of this matchup.

Sam Patterson makes his UFC debut almost six months after defeating Vinicius Sacchelli Cenci in a second round submission victory. This set Patterson up for an opportunity in the UFC and in 12 pro fights, Patterson has stopped nine opponents with four knockouts and five submissions. The Walford native looks to make a name for himself in the sport with a convincing win over Yanal Ashmoz that could launch him to greater heights.

Yanal Ashmoz vs Sam Patterson Stats

Average Fight Time9:18
Height5′ 9″6′ 3″
Weight155 lbs.155 lbs.
Strikes Landed per Min.0.002.69
Striking Accuracy0%37%
Strikes Absorbed per Min.0.002.90
Takedowns Average/15 min.0.000.00
Takedown Accuracy0%0%
Takedown Defense0%50%
Submission Average/15 min.0.03.2

Yanal Ashmoz vs Sam Patterson Free Pick

They will battle for the first time in the UFC, and both must prove they deserve this chance at glory. Patterson has become the early favorite by MMA online betting following his impressive performance against Cenci. Hometown cheers will give Patterson an extra edge come fight night as fans cheer him on from their seats. Ashmoz must successfully counteract Patterson’s long reach and height to have any chance of triumphing against him. If not, Ashmoz may find it challenging to counter Englishman’s strikes and submission attempts throughout the night.

Free Pick: Sam Patterson -260