UFC Vegas 63 Co-main Event: Will Tim Deliver or Get Maxed Out?

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Tim Means and Kevin Holland exchange strikes during their welterweight fight at the UFC Fight Night. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images/AFP.

The UFC arrives back in Vegas for a talent-stacked Fight Night event following massive success in Abu Dhabi for UFC 280. Welterweight contenders will head the evening’s co-main event, and we’re supplementing all your wagering needs.

UFC veteran Tim Means will attempt to correct his record after losing via a second-round submission to Kevin Holland last time out, but he’ll have to conquer the heavy-hitting Max Griffin to achieve it.

Read on for our complete betting guide taking a first look at this weekend’s co-main event duel between Tim Means vs. Max Griffin, including the updated UFC odds and our free expert UFC Vegas 63: Allen vs. Kattar betting picks, predictions and analysis.

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Tim Means vs. Max Griffin

UFC Vegas 63 Welterweight Co-Main Event Bout

Saturday, October 29, 2022 – 06:00 PM EDT at the UFC Apex

Tim Means

  • Pro MMA Record: (32-13-1-1) (19 KOs, 5 submissions, 8 decisions)
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Reach: 75.0"
  • Training Out Of: Fit NHB
  • Origin Fighting Style: Boxing

It’s been ten long years since Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means made his UFC debut, and it’s a 15-10 promotional record that’s gifted him a valued position on the welterweight roster.

Aged 38, some would suggest that Means has surpassed his golden years; however, before losing to Kevin Holland, he was riding a 3-fight consecutive win streak over Laureano Staropoli, Mike Perry, and Nicolas Dalby.

A troubled youth led Means into the boxing gym, and following a tumultuous time of his life with drugs and prison, he found solace as a full-time MMA fighter and hasn’t looked back since.

Means' Skills

Means is a well-rounded fighter that excels in all areas of the fight game, but his striking output has been at the forefront of his UFC success thus far.

With an extensive company record and a resume that boasts some of the division's best competitors, Means will welcome a lesser experienced Max Griffin and be confident in his savvy veteran mentality to get the job done.

Best Available Odds: Tim Means (+150) at GTBets (visit our GTBets Review)

Max Griffin

  • Pro MMA Record: (18-9-0) (9 KOs, 2 submissions, 7 decisions)
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Reach: 76.0"
  • Training Out Of: MMA Gold Fight Team
  • Origin Fighting Style: Bok Fu

Max “Pain” Griffin endured a brutal introduction to the MMA big leagues; not only did he have to face Colby Covington in his UFC debut, but he also lost six of his first nine contents for the company.

However, the elite-level experience evidently assisted his growth, as Griffin found his first 3-fight win streak in the UFC starting at the end of 2020.

With a diverse background in martial arts, Griffin owns the tools to handle himself in all areas of the game.

That said, the force behind his offensive striking saw him collect two consecutive TKO stoppages during the aforementioned 3-fight successive win streak.

Best Available Odds: Max Griffin (-172) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

Means vs. Griffin: Breakdown and Analysis

Means Fight Style and How Can Means Beat Griffin?

From a southpaw stance, Means is excellent at delivering shots straight down the middle. He will touch up his opponents with a varied selection of strikes, making it difficult for the opposition to predict what’s coming next.

Versus Griffin, Means is undoubtedly the more diverse mixed martial artist, and although he isn’t getting any younger, he continues to prove his worth as a top-level contender.

Winning this weekend’s bout will require Means to do what he does best, provide higher output combinations to the head while keeping a defensively sound approach.

Griffin Fight Style and How Can Griffin Beat Means?

The UFC isn’t doing Griffin many favors by placing him against Means, but a counter-striking is the likely path to victory.

Defensively, Means has proven his worth, and although Griffin is predominantly known to throw his strikes in 1-2 combinations, catching a knockout-worthy shot is highly possible against the relentless output of Means.

Eventually, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Griffin’s power slow Means’ pace, leaving the veteran incapable of surviving an incoming onslaught.

Means vs. Griffin: Betting Picks and Odds

The available odds at top-rated sportsbooks favor Griffin with a reasonable -172 price tag.

The current line is very well suited for this fight, and I believe there’s value in the favorites moneyline.

UFC Pick: Griffin to Win (-190) [1.90u to win 1u] at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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