One of the most underrated fights coming up this weekend on the UFC fight schedule is this dual of middleweights between Jun-Yong Park and Andre Muniz. This fight will open up the main card this weekend from the UFC APEX.
Park vs. Muniz Picks
- Pick: Park to Win.
Read more for the official Park vs. Muniz prediction ahead of placing UFC bets on this weekend’s betting slate.
Jun-Yong Park vs. Andre Muniz Information
Jun-Yong Park vs Andre Muniz
Location of the game: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Date and Time: December 09, 2023. 10 PM ET main card start
How to Watch: ESPN+
Last Fight Record
Park is coming off an impressive submission victory over Alber Duraev in July.
Muniz is looking to bounce back from a TKO loss to Paul Craig in July at the London event.
Park vs. Muniz Betting Analysis
Park is a South Korean mixed martial artist with a professional MMA record of 17-5 with 5 TKO/KO wins and 6 submission wins so far. Before signing with the UFC, Park was the Yawara FC middleweight champion. He currently holds the UFC middleweight record for most head strikes landed in a single bout (254).
“The Iron Turtle” is listed at 5’10” with a 73” reach fighting out of mainly the orthodox stance. Inside the UFC, Park averages 4.94 significant strikes landed per minute while absorbing an average of 3.66. He can wrestle effectively too, averaging 2.10 takedowns per 15 minutes in the cage.
Muniz is a Brazilian mixed martial artist with a professional record of 23-6 with 4 TKO/KO wins and 15 submissions under his belt at the age of 33. Outside of the UFC, Muniz is a 3rd-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has a middleweight title in Bitetti Combat, a regional promotion. He also won submission of the year at just about every publication in 2021 for his armbar against Jacare Souza.
Muniz is listed as a 6’1” southpaw with an impressive 78” reach. In the UFC, he averages 2.17 significant strikes landed and 2.03 absorbed per minute. He does most of his work on the ground; averaging 2.97 takedowns per 15 minutes at a 40% clip.
No injuries have been reported to the UFC or ESPN.
Park vs. Muniz Betting Preview
Before making a Park vs. Muniz prediction or any other picks for this card coming up this weekend on the UFC schedule, we need to preview the betting lines and study the film that both of these fighters have put out there so far in their careers.
According to the available UFC odds early on in the week, Park is coming in as the -185 betting favorite over Muniz, who is currently at +160. The over 1.5 rounds is at -140 and the bout itself is favored to end inside the distance at -200.
The tape from both of these guys is very impressive and you might even be confused as to how these two aren’t in the top 15 of the world yet.
Park is a very talented all-around fighter with a strong base, good hips, and excellent top control on the ground. He is a pretty technical Muay Thai fighter who looks to land big right hands while setting up for power double-leg takedowns.
Muniz is a pure BJJ practitioner who has been trying to work striking into his style over the years. His striking doesn’t come naturally to him and you can see that in the way he throws techniques and his overall strategy on the feet. He will look to catch kicks and try to take this fight to the ground in any way possible.
Park vs. Muniz Betting Prediction
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The official Park vs. Muniz prediction is that Park will get his hand raised on Saturday night. His slow-twitch muscle and overwhelming pace will cause Muniz to make mistakes at certain points of the fight. Park will capitalize on mistakes made on the ground by Muniz and control this fight in all aspects.
- Pick: Park to Win.