Rani Yahya vs. Victor Henry 4/27/24

Rani Yahya vs. Victor Henry 4/27/24 UFC on ESPN 55 Betting Forecast, Picks, and Analysis

Rani Yahya vs. Victor Henry 4/27/24 – As the UFC on ESPN 55 edges closer, all eyes turn to a captivating Bantamweight showdown between veteran Rani Yahya and the dynamic Victor Henry. With Yahya holding a record of 28-11-1 (1 NC) against Henry’s 23-6-0 (1 NC), the stakes are high and the odds intriguing, making this match a pivotal event for handicapping expert selections. Set in the illustrious UFC Apex in Las Vegas, this fight promises not only a clash of styles but also critical insights into the fighters’ readiness and tactical acumen.


Rani Yahya vs. Victor Henry 4/27/24 Game Info


When: Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 4:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Rani Yahya Analysis


Rani Yahya, a proven grappler who has a good MMA record and good overall ground game, is ready to enter the octagon and demonstrate his skills. Through his successful efforts to establish 2.96 takedowns per 15 minutes and a 1.9 submission average per the very same interval, his ground capabilities can be seen. However, Yahya’s striking might seem rather weak, with a mere 1.59 significant strikes landed per minute and his defensive metric of receiving more hits than he lands, Yahya’s real strength is leveraging the fight to go where he wants. Of course, with his latest fight that resulted in a loss against Jackson, Yahya has the urgency to go back to his successful ways, doing this partly by way of his ground fighting to checkmate his opponent’s striking edge.


Victor “La Mangosta” Henry Analysis


On the other hand, Victor Henry, known as “LA MANGOSTA,” portrays an extreme contrast. His striking is deadly accurate, connecting on the average of 8.26 significant strikes per minute with a 54% accuracy. Adding up to an average of 5.95 kicks per minute, his athleticism and swerved stance equally allows him to be a threat in stand-up fights. While Henry’s grappling stats revealed no takedowns, his 78% takedown defense signifies his success of keeping the fight standing, playing to his strengths in striking. Coming off a no contest against Basharat, Henry’s focus will be on playing at a distance and taking advantage of the reach advantage, even if it’s only an inch over Yahya.


Rani Yahya vs. Victor Henry Stats


Yahya  Henry
Wins/Losses/Draws 28-11-1 (1 NC) 23-6-0 (1 NC)
Average Fight Time 9:55 12:34
Height 5′ 6″ 5′ 7″
Weight 135 lbs. 135 lbs.
Reach 67″ 68″
Stance Orthodox Switch
Strikes Landed per Min. 1.59 8.26
Striking Accuracy 37% 54%
Strikes Absorbed per Min. 1.77 5.95
Defense 50% 47%
Takedowns Average/15 min. 2.86 0.00
Takedown Accuracy 32% 0%
Takedown Defense 24% 78%
Submission Average/15 min. 1.9 0.6


Rani Yahya vs. Victor Henry Betting Picks


Comparing fight dynamics and betting odds, Yahya is considered a slight underdog with a chance to clinch victory by taking the fight to the ground and finishing the fight with a submission, which is reflected in his longshots status with odds currently at +450 on UFC Odds Board. But, on a more positive note, Henry’s extraordinary superiority in all statistical combat features favors his starting chance with a -699 odds against. Henry’s task in distance management and landing meaningful strikes cause the see-saw of fight to go on as Yahya can attempt to implement his ground strategy from late to early in the fight only to save the situation.


Here, Victor Henry and his statistical advantage as well as his performance weighed more in choosing him for this fight. Venum yellow shorts should be good for him showing his striking and defensive grappling excellence. The pace and location of the fight would be controlled by him which might lead to an early decision or a late stoppage victory.


Free Pick: Victor “La Mangosta” Henry -699

As the bout approaches, the contrasting styles of Rani Yahya and Victor Henry set the stage for a tactical clash that will delight fight fans and bettors alike. Whether you’re looking for straight bets or adding this fight to your free UFC picks and parlays, this matchup provides a compelling study in strengths and weaknesses, with Victor Henry holding the upper hand according to the current odds and fight analysis. Don’t miss out on this thrilling encounter at UFC on ESPN 55.


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