Westin Wilson vs. Jean Silva 1/13/24

Westin Wilson vs. Jean Silva 1/13/24 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 234 Betting Analysis, Picks, and Prediction

Westin Wilson vs. Jean Silva 1/13/24 – As UFC Fight Night 234 approaches, excitement builds. Westin Wilson and Jean “Lord” Silva are set to compete in an engaging featherweight battle at UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Saturday – sure to draw crowds and bettors alike with its captivating blend of styles and skills, promising premium game selections with premium game wagers. Each fighter brings something different to the octagon; in this article we aim to break down their performances, statistics and notable achievements to predict its outcome and offer insight.


Westin Wilson vs. Jean Silva 1/13/24 Game Info


When: Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 4:00 PM ET
Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Westin Wilson Analysis


Westin Wilson enters this fight boasting an impressive 16-8-0 record and boasting both height (6′ 1″) and reach (73 inches), giving him an edge in featherweight competition. Wilson boasts both technical striking techniques as well as strong grappling moves for an all-encompassing offensive arsenal. His fight times average just three minutes per bout, reflecting his preference for quick finishes that either result in early wins or leave him vulnerable against quicker opponents. Wilson has an accurate striking rate, landing 1.38 significant strikes per minute at 50% accuracy with 1.38 submissions every 15 minutes proving his skill on the ground. Wilson is well known for his grappling prowess on the mat where his average of 10.3 submissions every 15 minutes attests to this skill set.


Wilson should use his reach and look for opportunities to take the fight to the mat, using Silva’s striking barrage as leverage to establish his grappling game and establish takedown or clinch positions where Wilson can use his submission skills. Resilience and experience in the octagon will be paramount as Wilson deals with Silva’s offensive onslaught while searching for openings to transition the fight onto his mat-based turf.


Jean “Lord” Silva Analysis


Jean “Lord” Silva boasts an impressive 11-2-0 record as an intimidating opponent. Though physically smaller with height and reach limitations of 5′ 7″, Silva makes up for it through powerful striking. Silva boasts an incredible striking rate of 5.80 significant strikes per minute at 48% accuracy, which displays his aggressive and effective stand-up game. Furthermore, his defensive skills are remarkable. 4.73 strikes per minute at 55% defense is evidence of his ability to withstand opponents who employ striking strategies, while still landing powerful strikes of his own. Furthermore, Wilson’s 100% takedown defense rate speaks volumes for his skill at controlling opposing grapplers using grappling strategies like these.


Silva’s recent win against Vallejos demonstrated both his tactical skill and versatility. In that fight, Silva displayed remarkable ability to control the pace, seamlessly switching from striking exchanges and takedown attempts without making errors in transition. Silva’s orthodox stance, combined with quick footwork and varied striking strikes, makes him a potent threat in stand-up fighting. Silva should keep distance to maximize his striking advantage while being aware of Wilson’s possible takedown attempts. Silva’s ability to manage range and set tempo will be essential in mitigating Wilson’s grappling threat, while his comprehensive arsenal encompassing striking, defense, takedown prevention, and striking expertise makes him an intimidating opponent who stands ready to exploit any flaws in Wilson’s defense.


Westin Wilson vs. Jean Silva


Wilson  Silva
Wins/Losses/Draws 16-8-0 11-2-0
Average Fight Time 2:54 15:00
Height 6′ 1″ 5′ 7″
Weight 145 lbs. 145 lbs.
Reach 73″ 69″
Stance Southpaw Orthodox
Strikes Landed per Min. 1.38 5.80
Striking Accuracy 50% 48%
Strikes Absorbed per Min. 7.59 4.73
Defense 26% 55%
Takedowns Average/15 min. 0.00 1.00
Takedown Accuracy 0% 33%
Takedown Defense 0% 100%
Submission Average/15 min. 10.3 0.0


Westin Wilson vs. Jean Silva Betting Picks


According to the odds, it’s clear that Silva is an overwhelming favorite at -1200 against Wilson who stands as an underdog at +800. Wilson relies heavily on grappling advantage; his chances lie in taking down Silva for submissions while using takedown defense and striking ability. Given these factors, Jean Silva should prove superior as his combination of striking abilities combined with defensive capability should allow him to control pace of the fight and keep it standing where his strengths can shine through.


Free Pick: Jean “Lord” Silva -1200


The featherweight bout between Westin Wilson and Jean Silva at UFC Fight Night 234 offers a striking contrast in fighting styles and strategies. Silva’s striking and defensive acumen seem set to challenge Wilson’s grappling-based approach. For those interested in UFC game previews and betting, this fight provides an intriguing analysis of how different skill sets can influence the dynamics of a mixed martial arts contest.


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