The preliminary test begins at UFC Fight Night: Charlotte, when two heavyweights enter the Octagon in an exciting bout. carl williams Will make his second octagon appearance against division mainstay Chase Sherman. The bout was scheduled to take place at UFC 287, but had to be canceled due to medical issues during the weigh-in. View our UFC odds series for our Williams-Sherman prediction and selection.
Carl Williams is 8-1 in his mixed martial arts career and will be making his second appearance in the UFC after winning his first fight against Lukasz Brzeski. Williams is a formidable grappler and managed eight takedowns en route to a unanimous decision victory. His skills appear to be a serious problem in this division and he would welcome a step-up in competition as he faces a UFC vet in Sherman. Williams stands 6’3″ with a reach of 79 inches.
Chase Sherman is 16-11 as a professional fighter and has a 4-10 UFC record. He has not performed well since joining the promotion and has gone 1-5 in his last six UFC bouts. However, she has faced much better competition at this point in her career and will have a huge experience advantage over Williams. Sherman stands 6’4″ with a reach of 78 inches.
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UFC Charlotte Odds: Carl Williams-Chase Sherman Odds
Carl Williams: -430
Chase Sherman: +300
Over (2.5) Round: +114
Under (2.5) Round: -146
How To Watch Carl Williams Vs. Chase Sherman
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Time: 11:30 AM ET/ 8:30 AM PT (Early)
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why carl williams will win
In his last fight against Lukasz Brzeski, Williams showed that his wrestling skills are on a completely different level than most heavyweights in the division. He is relentless when seeking takedowns and does a great job using his size to unbalance opponents. Once he gets off, Williams is very good at maintaining top position and threatening with ground-and-pound. His first two opponents had no answer for his grappling, so it will be interesting to see if a fighter as experienced as Sherman can pick up the takedowns that come.
Williams comes into this contest as a heavy favorite due to her wrestling advantage. The main issue for Williams has been her cardio, but going all three rounds in her last fight will give her the confidence to go three more in this one. Making weight hasn’t been an issue for him, and he’s had time to improve his cardio ahead of this fight. If he can pull off a consistent takedown once again, he will easily win this fight.
why chase sherman will win
Chase Sherman was forced to pull out of this original card due to medical issues. He had more than a month to recover from his undisclosed ailment, which could be a sign that something serious happened during his previous weight cut. It will be very interesting to see how healthy he is, with Williams having his hands full. With 15 of 16 wins via knockout, Sherman has the power to turn off the lights in his hands. While he was a busy striker early in his career, Sherman has adjusted his game and now fights more methodically and patiently. If he can keep his boxing cool, he might get his chance as the big underdog.
To win this fight, Sherman will have to try and keep the fight standing as he wears Williams down with takedowns. Williams will almost certainly want Sherman on the mat for this one, so it will be imperative for him to get off the ground early. If he can show that takedowns have no effect on him, he may be able to overcome Williams with striking. Look for Sherman to do everything he can to prevent takedowns while keeping his output dangerous on his feet.
Final Carl Williams-Chase Sherman Predictions And Selections
The selection here would remain the same as this was the first time these two were set to fight – Carl Williams would get this win off the back of his dominant wrestling career. While Sherman has KO power, it is doubtful that he will be able to find the chin of the much larger Williams. Sherman also shows little ability in defensive wrestling, so Williams must string together his takedowns and win with ground-and-pound. Let’s take her to win here and add a fun little prop for some value.
Final Carl Williams-Chase Sherman Predictions and Selections: Carl Williams (-430); By KO/TKO in round 3 (+1200)