UFC ON ESPN 50 Kyler Phillips vs. Raoni Barcelos 8-5-23 Prediction, Tips, and Odds

Kyler Phillips vs. Raoni Barcelos 8/5/23 – UFC ON ESPN 50 promises an exhilarating bantamweight showdown between Kyler Phillips and Raoni Barcelos that promises an exhilarating display of skills, strategy, and determination on August 5, 2023. Fans who wish to place bets online provide an exciting way to engage in the drama while testing their predictions through MMA betting online.

Kyler Phillips vs. Raoni Barcelos

Date & Time: Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 6:00 PM ET

Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA


Kyler Phillips vs. Raoni Barcelos 8/5/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -190


Moneyline: +165

Kyler Phillips vs. Raoni Barcelos Analysis

Kyler “The Matrix” Phillips has left an indelible mark on the bantamweight division with his outstanding record of 10-2-0. Phillips stands out among MMA athletes due to his striking, noteworthy abilities. An average of 5.50 significant strikes per minute and an accuracy rate of 49% make him an ever-present threat on his feet. His uncanny ability to seamlessly set up combinations keeps opponents guessing his next move and keeps opponents on edge. Phillips may be known for his offensive prowess, yet his defensive game has had moments of weakness. With an average of 3.43 significant strikes absorbed per minute and a 61% striking defense rate, he is eager to engage in striking exchanges despite taking considerable damage himself.

In his most recent fight, Phillips secured a win against Rojo, highlighting his ability to adapt and capitalize on his opponent’s weaknesses. Phillips earned a unanimous decision victory in a hard-fought battle by utilising his reach advantage and dynamic striking arsenal.

Raoni Barcelos is an experienced bantamweight fighter with 17-4-0 on their record. Barcelos’ experience makes him a formidable opponent to anyone fighting this division. Like Phillips, Barcelos is a skilled striker – his stats bear this out. Averaging 5.69 significant strikes per minute with 52% striking accuracy, he can dismantle opponents with carefully timed and powerful strikes. Barcelos does not shy away from striking exchanges, often employing his agility and footwork to find openings in his opponents’ defense. Unlike Phillips, his exceptional defense has also proven a cause of concern, with 5.06 significant strikes absorbed per minute and an overall striking defense rate of 61%. An opponent with precise striking could exploit this weakness during an upcoming bout; therefore, it is something to keep an eye out for when planning his strategy for his fights.

Barcelos faced an impressive fight against Nurmagomedov yet still demonstrated resilience and skill. Although he lost, Barcelos proved his resilience against high-level opponents with unwavering determination until the last bell. His striking was on full display, landing numerous powerful strikes against Nurmagomedov; though ultimately not winning, his decision did leave an impactful impression among fans and critics alike, with an unforgettable performance leaving an indelible mark that will motivate future matches. The loss will be a learning experience motivating him towards more incredible performance next time.

Kyler Phillips vs. Raoni Barcelos Stats

Average Fight Time10:3312:14
Height5′ 8″5′ 7″
Weight135 lbs.135 lbs.
Strikes Landed per Min.5.505.69
Striking Accuracy49%52%
Strikes Absorbed per Min.3.435.06
Takedowns Average/15 min.3.321.63
Takedown Accuracy50%41%
Takedown Defense69%93%
Submission Average/15 min.0.70.4

Kyler Phillips vs. Raoni Barcelos Freee Pick

Based on the comprehensive analysis of both fighters, our prediction leans towards Kyler Phillips as the preferred pick for this bantamweight battle. With his dynamic striking arsenal, takedown ability, and ability to adapt in previous fights, Phillips has the potential to secure a significant victory against the seasoned Barcelos.

Free Pick: Kyler Phillips -190

As the excitement builds for UFC ON ESPN 50, the Kyler Phillips vs. Raoni Barcelos matchup stands out as one of the most anticipated bouts of the event. Betting online offers an excellent opportunity for enthusiasts to engage in the action while putting their predictions to the test. With both fighters displaying remarkable skills, the outcome remains uncertain. However, our Canadian MMA prediction favors Kyler Phillips as the potential winner in this electrifying bantamweight clash.