European 6 MMA Bet: Aleksander Sredanovic (+145) vs Mads Burnel (-185)

Euro MMA 6European MMA 6 Date: September 26, 2013 Arena: Brøndbyhallen City: Brondby, Hovedstaden, Denmark Featherweight bout: Aleksander Sredanovic (+145) vs Mads Burnel (-185) Fight Breakdown: European MMA 6 in Denmark will feature a featherweight match-up between Dutch grinder Aleksander Sredanovic and Denmark’s Mads Burnel. Sredanovic is currently the underdog in this bout at the betting line of +145 ($100 to win $145), while the return on the favorite Burnell is -185 ($185 to win $100) at Several Bookmakerss. ALEKSANDER SREDANOVIC (2-0 MMA, 1-0 European MMA) is making his second European MMA appearance in only his third professional mixed martial arts bout. He is a tough, young fighter who isn’t a very talented mixed martial artist, but he is improving fight by fight and will continue to do as, as he is only in his early 20s. The young Dutchman has a decent sprawl and takedown defense in general. That said, he has absolutely no game on the ground. When he does get taken down, he is completely a fish out of water and just holds on to his opponent for dear life, hoping the ref will stand them up. He has no jiu-jitsu skills and his submission defense is not very good. He hasn’t been caught yet but he doesn’t properly defend submissions. Sredanovic has power in his hands. He throws a hard right and implements decent takedowns. Despite having zero defensive grappling skills, he isn’t bad at all from the top position, as he displays a solid ground and pound attack. He does damage with his fists but has not yet grown into becoming a finisher. Serdanovic has a good chin and likes to throw leather. He likes to dirty box and beat opponents up from within close range and i expect that to be his game-plan going into this bout against Burnel. MADS BURNEL (0-0 MMA, 0-0 European MMA) will be making professional mixed martial arts debut on this card, after posting a 3-1 record as an amateur. He has decent boxing skills and works a nice, clean jab. He keeps his distance well and works the jab nicely. The young lanky fighter from Denmark has a decent sprawl and takedown defense, and if taken down, isn’t very easy to keep down. If you give Burnel a split second of an opening, he will capitalize on it and find a way back to his feet. Much like Sredanovic, Burnel has absolutely no jiu-jitsu game, whatsoever. He is completely lost when the fight hits the mat. Against Sredanovic, Burnel will look to keep the fight standing and keep Sredanovic on the end of his jab, as he has both a height and reach advantage heading into this bout, not to mention a size advantage. He fought as a lightweight as an amateur, but is dropping down to featherweight for his pro debut. Also, it is worth noting that Burnel is making his professional debut following a loss as an amateur, as he did suffer a submission defeat the last time he went to war. Fight Prediction: I see this fight making it to the judges scorecards more often than not and think most of it will play out on the feet. Sredanovic will try to close the distance on Burel and do some dirty boxing. He should look to hold Burel against the cage and work his body. I don’t foresee this as being an exciting fight, I think it will be a snoozefest with Sredanovic getting the better of it. Gabe’s Pick: Aleksander Sredanovic by Split-Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Gabe’s Recommended Play: Aleksander Sredanovic +145 for a value play, as I think he should be -120.

Written by Gabe Killian

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