Jacob Kilburn (+180) vs. Austin Lingo (-220) Picks & Odds by Will Hill Betting App. Available in NJ, CO, IL, IN, PA.
Jacob Kilburn and Austin Lingo have points to prove after each lost in their respective UFC debuts, with a finish looking likely between two fighters who rarely see the judges’ scorecards. From a combined 19 professional fights, the pair have gone the distance on only five occasions.
Jacob Kilburn vs. Austin Lingo Prediction
Lingo (7-1) suffered his first career loss against Youssef Zalal when he last fought in February 2020, a unanimous-decision result that provided his first career loss. The 26-year-old is an aggressive combatant who generally keeps a fast pace and is balanced across the board in win results (two wins via KO/TKO, two submissions, two decisions).
His opponent, Kilburn, has a more noticeable weakness in the ground game given each of his three career defeats have come via submission. ‘The Killer’ hasn’t returned since he was tapped by Billy Quarantillo in his UFC debut back in December 2019, a quick return to earth after he’d notched back-to-back knockouts on the regional circuit just prior.
Lingo’s +550 odds to win via submission at William Hill are a surprise considering he has a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu while his opponent has displayed a clear ground deficiency in the past. Moreover, the -105 odds for under 2.5 rounds in the bout appeal, with Lingo failing to make it past the first round in five of his eight bouts to date.
Prediction: Lingo via submission (+550)