Bryan Battle vs. AJ Fletcher 9-23-23 Prediction, Odds, and Analysis

Bryan Battle vs. AJ Fletcher 9/23/23 – Welterweight contenders Bryan Battle and AJ Fletcher will step into the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 228 as high-stakes competitors, adding another layer of intrigue. Slated for September 23rd, 2023, this contest promises fight fans and those following MMA picks an exciting matchup filled with action and strategy from each fighter, as both bring unique skills and styles that should make for an entertaining showdown. Now let us dive deeper into both fighters’ statistics and abilities so we can make informed predictions.

Bryan Battle vs. AJ Fletcher

Date & Time: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET 

Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


Bryan Battle vs. AJ Fletcher 9/23/23 Betting Odds


Bryan Battle Analysis

Bryan “Pooh Bear” Battle stands out with his 10-2-0 record and striking ability, as evidenced by an average of 4.47 significant strikes landed per minute and 54% accuracy in striking. Coupled with his long reach of 77 inches and height of 6’1″, this makes him a formidable opponent when striking. Furthermore, his stand-up game is robust making him an intimidating adversary in any exchanges of striking exchanges.

As for his grappling abilities, Battle’s stats don’t impress much: with just 0.79 takedowns per 15 minutes and 20% takedown accuracy, he doesn’t rely on wrestling alone to win fights. Additionally, his takedown defense stands at 38% which could become an issue should he face off against an experienced wrestler or Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.

Battle was recently victorious against Green in their fight, showing an excellent striking game to keep Green at bay and deliver significant blows. Controlling distance proved key in his victory; this fight not only highlighted Battle’s offensive capabilities but also exposed some limitations in grappling as an area for improvement.

AJ Fletcher Analysis

AJ “The Ghost” Fletcher brings a 10-2-0 record and more well-rounded skill set into the Octagon than Battle does, with his striking statistics not as impressive (3.54% significant strikes per minute and an accuracy rate of 49%, but still respectable), but where Fletcher excels is grappling. Averaging 1.92 takedowns per 15 minutes at 41% accuracy rate makes Fletcher far more effective on the ground than Battle while his submission average per 15 minutes stands at 1.1.1, suggesting strong ground game potential and the potential to finish fights through submission techniques.

Fletcher brings with him a higher defensive awareness than Battle, with a 47% defense rate as opposed to 40%. This could play a vital role, particularly if Fletcher can avoid Battle’s significant strikes and bring the fight closer to where he feels comfortable: on the mat.

Fletcher demonstrated his well-rounded abilities against Gorimbo with an outstanding victory, effectively mixing striking and grappling to disrupt Gorimbo’s rhythm and dictate the pace of the fight. This match illustrated Fletcher’s versatility as a game changer, giving him tools to adapt and win under any situation.

Bryan Battle vs. AJ Fletcher Stats

Average Fight Time7:399:45
Height6′ 1″5′ 10″
Weight170 lbs.170 lbs.
Strikes Landed per Min.4.473.54
Striking Accuracy54%49%
Strikes Absorbed per Min.4.004.59
Takedowns Average/15 min.0.791.92
Takedown Accuracy20%41%
Takedown Defense38%28%
Submission Average/15 min.0.41.1

Bryan Battle vs. AJ Fletcher Free Pick

Though both fighters possess their own distinct advantages and weaknesses, Bryan Battle stands out in striking ability and reach. This advantage will likely allow him to control the pace of this bout and keep it standing – where Bryan excels most. It is, therefore, easier to favor Battle, so our selection for this highly anticipated bout is “Pooh Bear.” Despite Fletcher having superior grappling abilities, their striking deficit combined with Battle’s reach advantage makes betting against “Pooh Bear” nearly impossible.

Free Pick: Bryan Battle -278

Bryan Battle and AJ Fletcher’s clash promises to be one of the most riveting welterweight fights this year. Both fighters offer unique skill sets that promise to keep audiences at the edge of their seats, whether from watching at home or placing bets through one of Canada’s top Sportsbooks – either way, it promises an exciting bout you won’t want to miss. Based on our analysis, Bryan Battle seems likely to emerge victorious – we think Bryan Battle may take it! Regardless, fans are in for an exciting showdown as these two warriors step into an Octagon together – let them both fight! Enjoy it!