Matchup: Tim Means vs Jeremiah Wells

UFC veteran Tim Means clashes with Jeremiah Wells in this undercard bout at UFC Vegas 47: Hermansson vs Strickland. Both fighters go into the fight riding a 3-fight win streak.

Tim Means vs Jeremiah Wells betting odds opened with Wells as the -180 favorite. Means opened as the +155 underdog.

How the fight was made

News of the fight was first broken by MMA Junkie on January 6th, 2022, a month before UFC Vegas 47. 

Both fighters last fought over 6 months ago, coincidentally on the same fight card – UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov.

Tim “Dirty Bird” Means

Tim Means saw off stiff opposition in the form of Laureano Staropoli, Mike Perry and Nicolas Dalby in his last three fights, winning all by decision. His last loss came almost two years ago against Daniel Rodriguez via submission.

Jeremiah Wells

Jeremiah Wells is a relative newcomer to the UFC with just the one fight so far, a spectacular KO victory over Warlley Alves. Known for his explosiveness and dominant wrestling, Wells will be looking to land bombs on the feet.

How they match up

Seasoned UFC vet Tim Means is 37 years old, while Wells is the slightly younger man at 35. In terms of fight experience, Means has 46 professional fights compared to Wells’ 12. 

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Wells is significantly shorter at 5”9 compared to the rangy 6”2 Means. However, both men have the same reach at 75”. 

In terms of finishing fights, Means and Wells are also well-matched with finish rates of 75% and 78% respectively.

Reasons to watch

This one will be a barnburner from the opening bell. Tim Means is as tough as they come and never shies away from a scrap. Jeremiah Wells is one of the most explosive Welterweights in the division and knocked veteran Warlley Alves out cold in his last fight.

Speaking to The AllStar, Jeremiah Wells made his predictions for the fight and noted his desire to “finish the fight or die trying.”

Jeremiah Wells on Tim Means: “I’m finishing the fight or die trying”

What’s at stake?

35-year-old Wells will be looking to establish his name in the UFC with a win over a veteran like Means. A victory for Tim Means would make it four straight wins in the UFC and a possible shot at a ranked opponent.

Tim Means vs Jeremiah Wells predictions

Expect a nasty back-and-forth with either man capable of landing the knockout shot. Battle-tested Tim Means is likely to drag the fight into a prolonged war, while Wells will favor the one-punch knockout blow.

Tim Means vs Jeremiah Wells picks

The Tim Means vs Jeremiah Wells betting odds have the bookies favoring Wells at -180.

Tim Means vs Jeremiah Wells UFC fight info, date and time

Tim Means vs Jeremiah Wells is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47: Hermansson vs. Strickland at 5:00pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022 in a 170lbs matchup.

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Tim Means vs Jeremiah Wells betting odds

Tim Means opened as a -180 betting favorite. Placing a bet on Means means you would need to bet $180 in order to win $100.

Jeremiah Wells is a +160 underdog. If you bet $100 on Wells then you would win $160.

Tim Means vs Jeremiah Wells tale of the tape

  • Significant 4 year age difference: Wells is the younger fighter at 33 years old.
  • No reach advantage for either fighter. Both fighters measure in with a 75 inch reach.
  • Significant experience difference: Means has 34 more professional MMA fights than Wells.
Tim MeansvsJeremiah Wells
37Age33
46Fights12
32Wins9
12Losses2
19KO’s4
5Subs3
6′ 2Height (in)5′ 9
75Reach (in)75

Jeremiah Wells fighter profile and recent form

Jeremiah Wells is a 33 year old male fighter from United States with 9 pro wins and 2 losses. See Jeremiah Wells’s full MMA record.

Recent form for Jeremiah Wells

Jeremiah Wells has a 78% finish rate, including 4 by knockout, 3 by submission, 2 by decision.

Jeremiah Wells is currently riding a 3 fight win streak.

Betting Odds

Think Jeremiah Wells gets the upset win?

+160

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 

Win

8-2-1 Warlley Alves
KO/TKO
R2 0:30
UFC Fight Night 2021-06-26 Welterweight UFC
 

Win

7-2-1 Marco Smallman
SUB
R2 2:51
CFFC 78 2019-09-21 Welterweight CFFC
 

Win

6-2-1 Mumia Abu Dey Ali
KO/TKO
R1 0:22
CFFC 76 2019-06-14 Welterweight CFFC
 

Loss

6-1-1 Vinicius de Jesus
DEC
R5 5:00
CES 55 2019-03-29 Welterweight CES
 

Win

5-1-1 Jason Norwood
DEC
R5 5:00
CES 52 2018-08-17 Welterweight CES

Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means fighter profile and recent form

Tim Means is a 37 year old male fighter from United States with 32 pro wins and 12 losses. See Tim Means’s full MMA record.

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Recent form for Tim Means

Tim Means has a 75% finish rate, including 19 by knockout, 5 by submission, 8 by decision.

Tim Means is currently riding a 3 fight win streak.

Betting Odds

Think the favorite Tim Means gets win?

-180

Last 5 bouts

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Org
 

Win

31-12-1 Nicolas Dalby
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC Fight Night 2021-06-26 Welterweight UFC
 

Win

30-12-1 Mike Perry
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC 255 2020-11-21 Catchweight UFC
 

Win

29-12-1 Laureano Staropoli
DEC
R3 5:00
UFC Fight Night 2020-08-08 Welterweight UFC
 

Loss

29-11-1 Daniel Rodriguez
SUB
R2 3:37
UFC on ESPN+ 25 2020-02-15 Welterweight UFC
 

Win

28-11-1 Thiago Alves
SUB
R1 2:38
UFC on ESPN 7 2019-12-07 Welterweight UFC

Tim Means vs Jeremiah Wells is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47 – Hermansson vs. Strickland. The fight is expected to start at around 5:00pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022.

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Michael is a lifelong fight fan and martial artist. He has been in the MMA world for over a decade as an athlete and analyst. A consummate student of the game, Michael lives and breathes fight sports.

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