Arguably the best matchup of all the upcoming UFC fights this weekend is the co-main event bout between featherweights Dan Ige and Andre Fili. Both are looking to make a big push up the rankings in 2024 and a win here will be huge for either man.
Ige vs. Fili Picks
- Pick: Ige by Decision (+150)
Continue reading for the official Ige vs Fili prediction before placing any UFC bets this weekend.
Dan Ige vs Andre Fili Information
Dan Ige vs Andre Fili
Location of the game: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Date and Time: February 10, 2024. 7 PM ET main card start
How to Watch: ESPN+
Last Fight Record
Ige is looking to bounce back from a tough decision loss to Bryce Mitchell in September.
Fili is fresh off a first-round TKO win over Lucas Almeida at UFC 296.
Dan Ige vs Andre Fili Betting Analysis
Ige is an American mixed martial artist with a 17-7 professional MMA record, including 5 TKO/KO wins and 5 submissions. He has earned the fight alias “50k” because he has received three post-fight bonuses in the UFC.
Ige is a 5’7” orthodox striker with a 71” reach at the age of 32. He averages 3.76 significant strikes landed per minute and 3.53 absorbed per minute. He has a very solid 57% striking defense and also lands himself 1.07 takedowns per 15 minutes.
Fili is an American mixed martial artist with a professional MMA record of 23-10, including 10 wins by TKO/KO and 3 wins by submission. He has received two Performance of the Night bonuses in the UFC and is tied for most split-decision wins in featherweight history with 3.
Fili is a 5’11” orthodox fighter with a reach of 74” at the age of 33. He averages 3.86 significant strikes landed and 4.11 absorbed per minute in the octagon. “Touchy” also averages 2.19 takedowns per 15 minutes and holds a 69% takedown defense.
No injuries have been reported to the UFC or ESPN.
Dan Ige vs Andre Fili Betting Preview
When a matchup like this pops up on the UFC fight schedule, you need to watch it. The Ige vs Fili prediction is fun for both bettors and just fans who enjoy picking fight winners with their friends beforehand.
First, let’s preview the UFC odds for this bout. Ige is coming in as the -170 betting favorite this week over the +145 Fili. The over/under is set at 2.5 rounds and the bout is favored to go the distance at -155.
You can also get Ige to win inside the distance at +215 and Fili to do the same at +400 according to BetUS.
From a technical standpoint, breaking down this fight is quite interesting. They both love to strike but can also mix in wrestling when they need to. Ige is the smaller man with shorter arms, but his boxing is much cleaner.
Ige will try to fight this from the inside and land his quick hooks to the body and make this an ugly fight. Fili will do best from a greater distance, but he has never backed down from a brawl. If you could bet on a fight to win Fight of the Night, this is the one.
Dan Ige vs Andre Fili Best Bets and Prediction
Whenever Ige or Fili is on the UFC schedule, it always tends to be a fight that many fans talk about online or with their peers. They both have tremendous fighting spirits and are very durable.
The official Ige vs Fili prediction is that Ige will get his hand raised. You should look at this fight as a literal 50/50 coin flip, but the most likely way this fight plays out is on the inside with the clinch, elbows, uppercuts, and knees.
In this case, we give the advantage to Ige. The speed of Ige will make him able to be first to the punch and come out on top of most of the exchanges. Look for Fili landing knees up the middle when Ige closes the distance, though.
- Pick: Ige by Decision (+150)