Jared Gordon vs Dan Moret
Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 07:05 PM EDT
Free UFC Pick: Jared Gordon by Knockout
Recommended Sportsbook: 5Dimes
Jared Gordon (14-3) is an offensive striker who never stops hunting his opponents. He has hit a rough patch dropping 2 losses by KO to Jaoquim Silva and Diego Ferreira. Prior to that Gordon had won his first two UFC fights and just seems to have taken a bit too much of a step up in competition. Dan Moret is also riding a 2 fight losing streak. Moret lost his UFC debut by brutal KO and then dropped a 3 round decision against Alex White who has only defeated the bottom most tier that the UFC has to offer and he got rocked regularly along the way with only his grappling to keep him in the fight.
Gordon, with his power in both of his hands and even in his last 2 losses, landed his own good shots. Dan Moret fights out of the MMA Lab and has a solid wrestling base, but that’s about it. He came out strong in Round 1 against Alex White and it appeared that he would be able to get the win, but he couldnt keep that pace up for a full 3 rounds. As soon as Moret gassed out, White turned the tables on him and very nearly KOd him several times. Moret made it to the judges cards on his will alone.
Gordon is a better fighter and hits harder than Alex White. Gordon is also a better counter wrestler and I believe he will force Moret to stand with him. If Moret is unable to implement a wrestling heavy game, then he stands little to no chance of winning this fight. Gordon is currently a -325 favorite and 6 of his 14 wins have come by KO. Getting +380 on a fighter known to win by knockout against a chinny opponent rather than laying the -325 on him is an insane level of value that I just cannot pass up.