UFC 276 | Hot Prospect of the Week: Ian Garry

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Ian Garry of Ireland reacts during a welterweight bout against Darian Weeks during the UFC 273 event. James Gilbert/Getty Images/AFP

Read on for our complete UFC 276 betting guide – taking the first look at our hottest prospect of the week, Ian Garry, and his opponent Gabe Green. Including updated UFC odds and our free expert UFC picks. 

Ian “The Future” Garry (9-0-0)  

You know when the UFC completely supports one of their potential prospects when you witness the fighter’s debut appearance being positioned on a pay-per-view event.  And that’s precisely what happened with Ireland’s Ian Garry when his introductory UFC bout took place at UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington. 

To further extend the UFC’s knowledge of their Irish fan base, Garry made his second octagon appearance at UFC 273 earlier this year.  

Most competitors aren’t gifted a position on a PPV event for extended periods of time, sometimes years, but the promotion’s support of the next “big thing” from Ireland has evidently paid off as he boasts a two-fight winning streak.   

A calm and confident attitude accompanies a mouth-watering highlight reel and a striking offense that oozes greatness. The bookmakers aligned a heavy set of odds onto his debut UFC bout, but as the competition becomes stiffer, we’re now looking at some significant betting value.    

What Makes Garry Such an Intriguing Prospect? 

  • He holds an untarnished 9-0 professional record.
  • Garry is the former Cage Warriors welterweight champion, and a long lineage of UFC athletes has stemmed from CW.  
  • His combat experience has flirted with judo and boxing disciplines before switching over to MMA on a full-time basis.  

Ian Garry vs. Gabe Green 

UFC 276 Welterweight Preliminary Bout  

Saturday, July 02, 2022 – 08:00 PM EDT at T-Mobile Arena

Ian Garry Fight Analysis  

One colossal beneficiary that separates Garry from being compared to Conor McGregor is his willingness to learn and adapt – he also owns a semi-decent ground game.  

Upon his arrival on the big stage, Garry moved to Deerfield Beach in Florida and began training with Henri Hooft and company at Stanford MMA.  

The aforementioned move will give the Irishman a considerable learning curve for his future endeavors. Sanford MMA is a gym that’s created current and former champions with an elite-level of training partners at the ready.  

Garry’s kickboxing isn’t perfect, but in particular matchmaking situations, he’s going to be a nightmare puzzle to solve for the lower-ranked 175lb welterweights. Outside of his striking, you’ll notice a takedown offense straight into a ground and pound situation has been a prior tendency of Garry's.  

However, with the move to Sanford MMA and so many evolving years ahead, we truly cannot anticipate what the talented youngster will bring to the octagon.  

Garry vs. Green Betting Pick and Odds 

Gabe Green (11-3-0) is a legit UFC prospect himself, and we shouldn’t expect a complete whitewash in favor of the Irishman.  

The game plan for Gabe is simple; he needs to wrestle; however, this could be easier said than done versus Garry, whose Judo background and Sanford training could prove critical in defending that approach from Gabe.  

BMR's top-rated books' opening line has placed this fight with Garry as the significant betting favorite (-175), and the difference in the striking level is why. We’ve recently witnessed this price move to -185 as the betting public put their faith in the newcomer.   

We can’t anticipate what gameplan Garry will walk into Las Vegas with this weekend, but we know his fight IQ has been years ahead of the fighters his age.

His striking speed and timing have been lethal, and standing at 6 ft 3, he boasts a frame that’s accompanied by the power to finish fights. For my UFC picks, I’m siding with Garry taking his third consecutive pay-per-view victory this weekend.  

UFC Pick: Ian Garry to Win (-185) [1.85u returns 1u] with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review

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