UFC 255: Perry vs Means Picks and Predictions

Nov 16, 2020 |
UFC 255: Perry vs Means Picks and Predictions
Tim Means is a slim underdog (+116) for his welterweight bout against Mike Perry (-142) at UFC 255 on Saturday.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
Tim Means is a slim underdog (+116) for his welterweight bout against Mike Perry (-142) at UFC 255 on Saturday.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports

Mike Perry vs. Tim Means will be on the main card for UFC 255 betting on Saturday, November 21 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This should be an intriguing bout between a pair of colorful personalities that love to mix it up. UFC odds have Perry installed as a -142 favorite, while Means comes is a slim +116 underdog. 

We break down the UFC betting odds for this welterweight battle and give our best picks and predictions for Perry vs. Means at UFC 255.

Perry vs Means Fight Odds

Method of Victory Mike Perry Tim Means
Win outright -142 +116
Win by KO/TKO +195 +460
Win by points +420 +330
Win by submission +800 +800
Draw +5,000 +5,000

Odds courtesy of FanDuel

Perry vs Means Betting Preview

"Platinum" Mike Perry is probably best known for his controversial antics including punching out people in bar fights, casually dropping homophobic and racist slurs, and having his girlfriend as the only person in his corner for his most recent fight against Mickey Gall in July. 

Perry actually won that fight against Gall by unanimous decision, improving his record to 3-5 over his last eight fights. Platinum is an aggressive fighter with power in his hands, as 11 of his 14 career wins have come by knockout. 

Tim "The Dirty Bird" Means is fresh off a unanimous decision victory against Laureano Staropoli in August and has alternated wins and losses over his last six fights. The 36-year-old has 44 pro MMA bouts under his belt and turned his life around after battling through addiction issues and a prison sentence early in his career. 

Means has a background in boxing and prefers to keep fights standing up, landing 4.87 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.44.

Perry vs Means Tale of the Tape

Mike Perry   Tim Means
29 Age 36
5-foot-10 Height 6-foot-2
170 lbs Weight 171 lbs
71 inches Reach 75 inches
14-6-0 (11 KO) Record 30-12-1 (19 KO)

Perry vs Means UFC Prediction and Betting Pick

PREDICTION: Means to win +116 - This should be a fun fight between a pair of aggressive, high-volume strikers and there is certainly an argument to be made for either fighter. Perry is younger and has the edge in power, while Means is the more polished striker and has a four-inch reach advantage. 

However, Means also has the superior defense, which could prove crucial if this fight becomes a brawl. That gives Dirty Bird the slightest of advantages as a slim underdog. 


Where Can I Bet on UFC 255 Odds?

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