UFC on ESPN 37: Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 37 odds and lines between Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a lightweight bout on the main card, Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon meet Saturday at UFC on ESPN 37 at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. Below, we analyze the UFC on ESPN 37 Cerrone vs. Lauzon odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The fights can be viewed on ESPN/ESPN+ with the prelims on ESPN/ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET and the main card at 7 p.m. ET.

Cerrone, a.k.a. “Cowboy”, steps into the octagon with an 0-5-1 skid in tow. The 39-year-old veteran was knocked out in the 1st round by Alex Morono last time out in May 2021, a fight which came on the heels of a no contest against Niko Price in Sept. 2020. His last victory came in May 2019 against Al Iaquinta in a unanimous-decision win.

Two of his last 3 fights went the distance, although 4 of his past 6 have resulted in him losing via KO/TKO stoppage.

Lauzon would like to add to the woes of Cerrone. “J-Lau” is coming off a 1st-round knockout win over Jonathan Pearce last time out in Oct. 2019, making this a return from a 32-month hiatus. This fight was scheduled for late April but canceled for undisclosed reasons. It was then rescheduled for UFC 274 but wiped out with Cowboy dealing with what is believed to be food poisoning.

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UFC on ESPN 37 Cerrone vs. Lauzon odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Cerrone -170 (bet $170 to win $100) | Lauzon +133 (bet $100 to win $133)
  • Total Rounds Over 1.5 (-140) | Under 1.5 (+102)
  • Will the fight go the distance? Yes (+165) | No (-240)

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UFC on ESPN 37 Cerrone vs. Lauzon picks and predictions

Records: Cerrone (36-16-0) | Lauzon (28-16-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Cerrone heads into this one on a major skid, and LAUZON (+133) could potentially be rusty, as he has just one fight under his belt since April 2018. UFC CEO Dana White suggested that the loser of this fight lay down his gloves in the octagon similar to Joanna Jedrzejczyk last weekend.

Lauzon has been stuck in neutral for the majority of his career. He has managed to win just 11 of his past 22 fights, but it’s often a lot of fun. He gets plenty of knockout wins and losses, and you can expect that’s going to be the case again here.

Play LAUZON BY TKO/KO (+350) on method of victory for a chance to nearly quadruple up on your initial wager.

Over/Under (O/U)

OVER 1.5 ROUNDS (-140) is the way to go, as both veterans are experienced and proud and have waited a long time to face each other. I don’t believe this goes the distance, as none of Lauzon’s last 3 fights has gone the distance, and with Cowboy involved in stoppages in 4 of his last 6 outings.

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UFC on ESPN 37: Tim Means vs. Kevin Holland odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 37 odds and lines between Tim Means vs. Kevin Holland, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

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In a middleweight bout on the main card, Tim Means and Kevin Holland meet Saturday at UFC on ESPN 37 at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. Below, we analyze the UFC on ESPN 37 Means vs. Holland odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The fights can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims on ESPN/ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET and the main card on ESPN/ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET.

Means enters this bout on a 3-fight win streak, all via unanimous decision. That including a win over Nicolas Dalby last time out nearly 1 calendar year ago at the UFC’s APEX Facility.

Holland is coming off a 2nd-round KO/TKO win over Alex Oliveira last time out at UFC 276 in early March. That snapped an 0-2-1 skid dating back to his victory over Jacare Souza in Dec. 2020.

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UFC on ESPN 37 Means vs. Holland odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Means +235 (bet $100 to win $235) | Holland -320 (bet $320 to win $100)
  • Total Rounds Over 2.5 (-125) | Under 2.5 (-110)
  • Will the fight go the distance? Yes (-112) | No (-122)

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UFC on ESPN 37 Means vs. Holland picks and predictions

Records: Means (32-12-1) | Holland (22-7-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Holland (-320) comes in as the much more consistent fighter lately, posting a 6-2-1 record across his past 9 fights at the UFC level. While yes, he is just 1-2-1 across the previous 4, the level of competition has been a lot more impressive than that of Means (+235).

Means has managed 3 straight UD wins, but he is just 6-5-1 across the past 12 UFC fights.

I like HOLLAND BY POINTS (+133) for a much better value on the method of victory.

Over/Under (O/U)

OVER 2.5 ROUNDS (-125) is a good play if you want a little wiggle room, not trusting that this one is going to go the distance. However, YES (-112): FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE is a good play. Means’ past 3 fights have gone all the way, with 2 of the past 4 fights for Holland needing the help of the judges to decide a winner.

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UFC on ESPN 37: Calvin Kattar vs. Josh Emmett odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 37 odds and lines between Calvin Kattar vs. Josh Emmett, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

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In a featherweight championship bout in the main event, Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett meet Saturday at UFC on ESPN 37 at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. Below, we analyze the UFC on ESPN 37 Kattar vs. Emmett odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The fights can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims on ESPN/ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET and the main card on ESPN/ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET.

Kattar takes the walk to the octagon with a 5-inch height advantage and a 2-inch reach advantage. He also leads with a 5.19-to-4.28 significant strikes landed per minute advantage, while posting a 43.15% significant strikes accuracy advantage.

He bounced back with a unanimous-decision victory over Giga Chikadze in the main event in mid-January after a UD loss to Max Holloway in Jan. 2021. Three straight fights have ended up going the distance, while going all the way in 12 of his previous 16 professional bouts.

Emmett is a decisive underdog, but he enters as the hotter fighter with 4 consecutive victories. That includes a unanimous-decision win over Dan Ige at UFC 269, and also a KO win over Michael Johnson back in March 2019. While just 2 of his past 6 fights have gone the distance, 6 of his 10 fights overall at the UFC have required the judges to decide a victor.

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UFC on ESPN 37 Kattar vs. Emmett odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Kattar -250 (bet $250 to win $100) | Emmett +190 (bet $100 to win $190)
  • Total Rounds Over 4.5 (-150) | Under 4.5 (+110)
  • Will the fight go the distance? Yes (-133) | No (-103)

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UFC on ESPN 37 Kattar vs. Emmett picks and predictions

Records: Kattar (23-5-0) | Emmett (17-2-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Kattar (-250) has all the physical advantages, and he leads in significant strikes landed per minute, too. The only advantage for Emmett (+190), and it’s a slight advantage, is his work in the ground game.

Still, playing Kattar with a risk of 2 1/2 times your potential return is just too much risk. Choose a method of victory, and roll with KATTAR BY POINTS (+120) at plus-money for a good value.

Over/Under (O/U)

YES (-133): FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE is the play here. Again, Kattar has not had a stoppage in 3 straight fights, while Emmett has ended up going all the way in 2 in a row and 6 of the past 10 outings.

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UFC 275: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC 275 odds and lines between Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a women’s flyweight championship bout on the main card, Valentina Shevchenko and Taila Santos meet Saturday at UFC 275 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Below, we analyze the UFC 275 Shevchenko vs. Santos odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The fights can be viewed on ESPN+ with the early prelims starting at 7 p.m. ET, the prelims on ESPN2/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET and the main card on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

Shevchenko won the title at UFC 231 in Dec. 2018 with a unanimous-decision victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and she has been the champ ever since. The Kyrgyzstani fighter, a.k.a. “Bullet”, has defended her title successfully in each of the past 6 outings.

Shevchenko’s last victory was a 4th-round KO/TKO against Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 in September. Four of her last 6 defenses have been via knockout, with 2 unanimous-decision wins.

Santos lost her UFC debut via split-decision against Mara Romero Borella back in Feb. 2019. She has rattled off 4 straight wins since, including a first-round submission over Joanne Wood last time out in Nov. 2021.

Shevchenko holds a 67.44-to-59.46 significant strikes accuracy percentage advantage. While Santos has a slight 1.5-inch reach advantage and an advantage in the ground game, Shevchenko will look to keep Santos upright and brawl her way to a win.

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UFC 275 Shevchenko vs. Santos odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Shevchenko -600 (bet $600 to win $100) | Santos +400 (bet $100 to win $400)
  • Total Rounds Over 3.5 (-180) | Under 3.5 (+130)
  • Will the fight go the distance? Yes (-125) | No (-110)

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UFC 275 Shevchenko vs. Santos picks and predictions

Records: Shevchenko (22-3-0) | Santos (19-1-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Shevchenko (-600) will cost you six times your potential return, and that’s super risky against a fighter that has lost just 1 time. I don’t feel as if Santos is going to win, but she is dangerous in the ground game, and an upset is certainly not something you can entirely rule out.

SHEVCHENKO BY TKO/KO (+220) is a good bet, as when she wins, she wins via knockout more often than not. Four of her last 6 fights have ended with her arm raised as champ via KO/TKO.

If you like the challenger, Santos by submission (+1400) would be the play.

Over/Under (O/U)

NO (-110): FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE is the lean here. I just don’t see this one going the entire 5 rounds. Shevchenko has big-time knockout ability, and if Santos is to win, she’ll do so via the ground with a submission win. Neither will want to leave it in the hands of the judges.

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UFC 275: Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC 275 odds and lines between Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a women’s strawweight bout on the main card, Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk meet Saturday at UFC 275 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Below, we analyze the UFC 275 Zhang vs. Jedrzejczyk odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The fights can be viewed on ESPN+ with the early prelims starting at 7 p.m. ET, the prelims on ESPN2/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET and the main card on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

Zhang has lost back-to-back championship bouts to Rose Namajunas, including last time out in Nov. 2021 at UFC 268. The last time these fighters met, in March 2020, many fight fans well remember.

Jedrzejczyk posted a photo wearing a gas mask, joking about the coronavirus outbreak in China. The Chinese fighter did not appreciate it at all, and obviously remembered it well. In their UFC 248 bout at the UFC’s APEX Facility, Zhang battered, bruised and literally rearranged the face of Jedrzejczyk, as the Polish fighter became a meme with her swollen face and ugly injuries.

That loss was the last time we saw Jedrzejczyk, as she has needed all 15 months to recover from her facial injuries. She enters just 2-4 across the past six fights, and she has ended up going the distance in 5 straight, and 9 of the past 10 outings.

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UFC 275 Zhang vs. Jedrzejczyk odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Zhang -165 (bet $165 to win $100) | Jedrzejczyk +130 (bet $100 to win $130)
  • Total Rounds Over 2.5 (-340) | Under 2.5 (+220)
  • Will the fight go the distance? Yes (-240) | No (+165)

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UFC 275 Zhang vs. Jedrzejczyk picks and predictions

Records: Zhang (21-3-0) | Jedrzejczyk (16-4-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

ZHANG (-165) is a good bet to play just straight up on the 2-way line. She destroyed Jedrzejczyk, literally, in their last meeting. It’s hard to envision this one going any differently, although this time Zhang won’t have the anger of Jedrzejczyk poking fun at her country to fuel her fire.

Zhang has gone the distance in 3 of the past 5 fights, while Jedrzejczyk has needed the help of the judges in 9 of the past 10 outings. Take ZHANG BY POINTS (+140) for the method of victory, too.

Over/Under (O/U)

Yes (-240): Fight to go the distance is too expensive, costing you nearly 2 1/2 times your return. Over 2.5 Rounds (-340) is even more expensive, and just not worth it.

PASS, and just stick to the 2-way line and/or Method of Victory wager.

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UFC 275: Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC 275 odds and lines between Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a light heavyweight championship bout on the main card, Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka meet Saturday at UFC 275 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Below, we analyze the UFC 275 Teixeira vs. Prochazka odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The fights can be viewed on ESPN+ with the early prelims starting at 7 p.m. ET, the prelims on ESPN2/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET and the main card on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

Teixeira, the 42-year-old champ, dropped Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267 on Oct. 30, 2021, to win the strap for the first time in his illustrious career. He won in the 2nd round via submission. That marked his 2nd straight win, and 4th in his last 6 fights, by that method.

Teixeira has gone the distance just once in his last six outings, a split-decision win over Nikita Krylov in Sept. 2019.

Prochazka enters this fight with a big advantage, as he is 13 years younger than the champ. He has won each of his two fights at the UFC level by way of KO/TKO, including a second-round knockout of Dominick Reyes last time out in the main event May 1.

Each of his last 10 pro fights has ended in KO/TKO wins. While he is 28-3-1 in his 32-fight career, he is 25-2 by way of knockout, and just 2 of his pro fights went the distance.

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UFC 275 Teixeira vs. Prochazka odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Teixeira +160 (bet $100 to win $160) | Prochazka -210 (bet $210 to win $100)
  • Total Rounds Over 1.5 (-160) | Under 1.5 (+115)
  • Will the fight go the distance? Yes (+340) | No (-600)

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UFC 275 Teixeira vs. Prochazka picks and predictions

Records: Teixeira (33-7-0) | Prochazka (28-3-1)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Prochazka (-210) is the future of the light heavyweight division, and the future is now. However, betting more than two times your potential return is risky business. PASS, and look to the method of victory instead.

PROCHAZKA BY TKO/KO (-130) is the better bet, as he is a knockout machine. While facing the venerable Teixeira is a major step up in competition, it’s a 42-year-old Tex, and he is riding off into the sunset.

Over/Under (O/U)

OVER 1.5 ROUNDS (-160) is a slam-dunk play. Teixeira might end up going down, but he is going to make the up-and-comer work to take his belt. He is tough as nails, and he went the distance in his most recent loss in July 2018. He was knocked out in the first round by Anthony Johnson back at UFC 202, but Prochazka is not the same caliber as “Rumble” Johnson, at least not yet.

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UFC Fight Night 207: Michael Trizano vs. Lucas Almeida odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 207 odds and lines between Michael Trizano vs. Lucas Almeida, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a featherweight bout on the main card, Michael Trizano and Lucas Almeida meet Saturday at UFC Fight Night 207 – also known as UFC Vegas 56 – at the UFC’s APEX Facility in Las Vegas. Below, we analyze the UFC Fight Night 207 Trizano vs. Almeida odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The fights can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims starting at 1 p.m. ET. and the main card at 4 p.m. ET.

Trizano is looking to rebound after a unanimous-decision setback to Hakeem Dawodu last time out in early February. He is 1-2 in his last 3 fights since a split-decision win over Luis Pena in Nov. 2018 in his UFC debut.

Almeida will be making his UFC debut in this fight. The 31-year-old Brazilian dropped Italo Trindade at JF: Jungle Fight 103 in Nov. 2021, winning by way of submission. He has just 1 loss via decision while winning 8 fights by way of TKO/KO and 5 via submission in his 14 career bouts. In addition to the Guillotine, which he used to top Trindade, he is also strong at the Arm Triangle and Rear Naked Choke.

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UFC Fight Night 207 Trizano vs. Almeida odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Trizano -240 (bet $240 to win $100) | Almeida +180 (bet $100 to win $180)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes -155 | No +112)

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UFC Fight Night 207 Trizano vs. Almeida picks and predictions

Records: Trizano (10-2-0) | Almeida (13-1-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Trizano (-240), a.k.a. “The Lone Wolf”, will cost you nearly two and a half times your potential return. Almeida is a tremendous prospect, but the experience factor for Trizano will be the difference here.

PASS.

Over/Under (O/U)

YES (-155): FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE is a strong play. Almeida might be a little cautious in his UFC debut, and he certainly won’t be able to push around Trizano like some of the lower-level fighters he faced previously.

Trizano has had just 1 fight fail to go the distance in his last 6 pro bouts, including 3 of his 4 fights at the UFC level. Expect the judges to be involved, and TRIZANO BY POINTS (+102) at plus money is a good play for the method of victory.

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UFC Fight Night 207: Dan Ige vs. Movsar Evloev odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 207 odds and lines between Dan Ige vs. Movsar Evloev, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a featherweight bout on the main card, Dan Ige and Movsar Evloev meet Saturday at UFC Fight Night 207 – also known as UFC Vegas 56 – at the UFC’s APEX Facility in Las Vegas. Below, we analyze the UFC Fight Night 207 Ige vs. Evloev odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The fights can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims starting at 1 p.m. ET. and the main card at 4 p.m. ET.

Ige is in a nosedive as he’s dropped his last 2 fights, and 3 of the previous 4 bouts overall. He was impressive in a 22-second knockout of Gavin Tucker in March 2021, but he has back-to-back unanimous-decision losses to “The Korean Zombie” in the main event June 19, 2021, and Josh Emmett last time out at UFC 269 in December.

Evloev has gone from UFC prospect to one of the better fighters in his weight class. He has 5 consecutive wins via decision since arriving at the UFC level in 2019 and this represents his biggest test to date. He is 15-0-0 in his pro career, with three wins via TKO/KO and four victories by way of submission.

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UFC Fight Night 207 Ige vs. Evloev odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Ige +300 (bet $100 to win $300) | Evloev -420 (bet $420 to win $100)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes -270 | No +185)

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UFC Fight Night 207 Ige vs. Evloev picks and predictions

Records: Ige (15-5-0) | Evloev (15-0-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Evloev (-420) is a heavy favorite to top the 30-year-old Ige (+300). The unbeaten Russian fighter has a 1.5-inch reach advantage, and a 4.32-to-3.90 significant strikes landed per minute advantage.

However, he has relied upon the judges too much in his career and needs a finish. You can’t risk this kind of money for such a small return, and then have to rely on the judges.

PASS.

Over/Under (O/U)

Yes (-270): Fight to go the distance is also a little too expensive for my liking, as you must risk more than two and a half times your potential return. Instead, look to the method of victory and play MOVSAR BY POINTS (-160) for a much better value. That’s the play in his fights until he starts recording some stoppages.

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UFC Fight Night 207: Alexander Volkov vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 207 odds and lines between Alexander Volkov vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a heavyweight bout in the main event, Alexander Volkov and Jairzinho Rozenstruik meet Saturday at UFC Fight Night 207 – also known as UFC Vegas 56 – at the UFC’s APEX Facility in Las Vegas. Below, we analyze the UFC Fight Night 207 Volkov vs. Rozenstruik odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The fights can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims starting at 1 p.m. ET. and the main card at 4 p.m. ET.

Volkov is looking to bounce back after a 1st-round submission loss to Tom Aspinall last time out in mid-March. He is 1-2 across his last 3 fights and is just 4-4 over his previous eight bouts, and has gone the distance just 4 times in the past 10 outings.

Rozenstruik is also aiming for a bounce-back fight. He lost via unanimous decision to Curtis Blaydes at UFC 266 in September and has a pair of losses in his last three fights and a 2-3 mark across his last five. However, losses to Blaydes, Ciryl Gane and Francis Ngannou are not exactly embarrassing.

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UFC Fight Night 207 Volkov vs. Rozenstruik odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Volkov -170 (bet $170 to win $100) | Rozenstruik +133 (bet $100 to win $133)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes +130 | No -180)

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UFC Fight Night 207 Volkov vs. Rozenstruik picks and predictions

Records: Volkov (34-10-0) | Rozenstruik (12-3-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

Neither of these fighters comes in with momentum as VOLKOV (-170) is 4-4 across his last 8 bouts and Rozenstruik has managed to drop 3 of his last 5 outings.

The Suriname-born Rozenstruik gives up 5 inches in height and 2 inches in reach, and Volkov also holds a 4.83-to-2.80 advantage in significant strikes landed per minute. Look for Volkov to keep Rozenstruik at a distance all fight.

Over/Under (O/U)

I fully expect this fight to go all the way, making YES (+130): FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE a very solid value. In addition, play VOLKOV BY POINTS (+190) for the method of victory for a chance to nearly double up your money.

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UFC Fight Night 206: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Michel Pereira odds, picks and predictions

Analyzing Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 206 odds and lines between Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Michel Pereira, with MMA picks, tips and predictions.

In a welterweight bout on the main card, Santiago Ponzinibbio and Michel Pereira meet Saturday at UFC Fight Night 206 – also known as UFC Vegas 55 – at the UFC’s APEX Facility in Las Vegas. Below, we analyze the UFC Fight Night 206 Ponzinibbio vs. Pereira odds and lines, with picks and predictions.

The fights can be viewed on ESPN+ with the prelims starting at 4 p.m. ET. and the main card at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Ponzinibbio, a.k.a. the “Argentine Dagger”, lost via split-decision last time out against Geoff Neal at UFC 269 in December. He has won just once in his last 3 outings. He had won 7 straight bouts prior to this rough patch, including 4 via KO/TKO — 3 of which were in the 1st round.

Pereira is on a 4-bout win streak, last topping Andre Fialho via unanimous decision at UFC 270 in January. Each of his last 3 fights has ended in a UD. His last stoppage was a submission win in the 3rd round against Zelim Imadaev in Sept. 2020. Each of his last 6 bouts has lasted at least into the 3rd round.

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UFC Fight Night 206 Ponzinibbio vs. Pereira odds and lines

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  • Fight result (2-way line): Ponzinibbio +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Pereira -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
  • Will the fight go the distance? (Yes -170 | No +122)

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UFC Fight Night 206 Ponzinibbio vs. Pereira picks and predictions

Records: Ponzinibbio (29-5-0) | Pereira (27-11-0)

Fight result (2-way line or money line)

PEREIRA (-145) is the younger fighter by 7 years, and “Demolidor” is also on a 4-bout win streak, as opposed to his counterpart Ponzinibbio who limps in just 1-2 across his last 3 bouts.

The fighters are evenly matched in terms of height and reach, and Ponzinibbio holds an ever-so-slight 4.79-to-4.71 significant strikes landed per minute advantage. Pereira is far more efficient, however, landing 57.60% of those shots, as opposed to just 41.86% from the Argentine.

If this fight goes to the mat, Pereira is far superior, posting a 1.84-to-0.51 takedown average, and a 0.67 submission average. Ponzinibbio has never had a submission win at the UFC level.

Over/Under (O/U)

PEREIRA ON POINTS (+150) is worth a roll of the dice for a chance to nearly double up. His past 3 wins have all gone the distance.

If you don’t want to specify a winner, but want action, playing YES: FIGHT TO GO THE DISTANCE (-170) isn’t terribly out of line.

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