We are stoked about the upcoming UFC Vegas 37 event as the Ultimate Fighting Championship has once again made sure to shortlist dozens of distinct fighters who will bring their A-game to the octagon at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday, September 18.
One of the preliminary card fights to keep your eyes peeled for is the bout between Montel Jackson and JP Buys. Posted at (-650), Jackson seems locked to be a winner whereas Buys will be taking up the role of an underdog in the clash. Already hardened in the UFC, Montel has a tremendous advantage over his opponent, but we should not dismiss Buys just yet.
Odds to Win Montel Jackson vs JP Buys
Where and When Is Vegas 37 Jackson vs Buys
- Date: Saturday, September 18
- Time: 4 pm ET
- Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Watch: ESPN+
As part of the Vegas 37 Smith vs Spann event, the fight between Jackson and Buys is taking place on Saturday, September 18 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tale of the Tape Jackson vs Buys
|Montel Jackson||Stats||JP Buys|
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|135 lbs||Weight||135 lbs|
UFC Has Been Unkind to JP Buys
JP Buys is not a fighter whom you should underestimate. With an overall track record of 9-3-0, he has posted some great results. The trouble here is Buys is a bit of a UFC outsider. He debuted in 2017 and has had three finishes, two of which resulted in a loss. His only hard-fought win is against Jacob Silva who is another middling fighter at best.
Buys though has a grout grappling technique which could give him the upper hand in a close fight. Yet, with too little data to go on now, the bookmakers have Buys’ performance at (+475).
Jackson Is a Rising Star in the UFC
Jackson’s overall record isn’t too different with ten wins and two losses. The difference here is that he has fought exclusively in the UFC which gives him a solid foothold in the promotion so far. In fact, Jackson has stacked up quite a few wins. He has only lost twice since he started fighting with a total of seven finishes.
His last fight against Jesse Strader was a success, completing it in 1:58. But even when he lost to Brett Johns before that in July 2020, Jackson went the distance for a fight-minute fight that was won by Unanimous Decision. He is not too rushed to bring in a win which is fine, but he has the qualities to outlast JP Buys in this one.
The only way Buys might win here is if he throws a surprise upset via KO/TKO which would be much unexpected. This fight should however finish within 2 rounds if you are interested in the totals. For the moneyline, we would suggest sticking with Jackson if you see any value in that.