UFC Fight Night Betting Preview: Undercard Rocks
Four Bouts Provide Plenty of Value for Bettors
On Saturday, the high-quality UFC action continues and we’re looking forward to the four-fight undercard in our UFC Fight Night betting preview.
The main event features Jan Blachowicz vs Aleksandar Rakic, but the co-main event between Ryan Spann and Ion Cutelaba has the potential to steal the show.
Every undercard fight in the UFC betting markets has value odds available and we look at where bettors can get the best value.
Cutelaba has Advantage
Following his decision victory against Devin Clark, Ion Cutelaba has been heavily favored to defeat Ryan Spann.
The 28-year-old Moldovian has 16 wins and seven losses and is still capable of climbing the rankings.
It won’t be easy to beat Spann, who has the ability to score a knockout win, but Cutelaba is the more progressive fighter and his odds reflect that.
He has taken most of the action since markets opened and we would be surprised if he didn’t get the victory.
Betting on UFC fights is all about finding value and all he needs to do is avoid the early big punches from Spann, who will be forcing the pressure.
Include Cutelaba in your selections and he’s one of the best bets in our UFC Fight Night betting preview.
Grant to do the Deed
Even though Davey Grant is 36 years old, he is the overwhelming favorite to defeat Louis Smolka on Saturday.
The former Ultimate Fighter contender lost by decision to Adrian Yanez in November and to Marlon Vera in June, but he has a less difficult opponent this time around, so he demands attention.
Grant is no stranger to having a busy schedule and he’s enjoying his regular outings in the Octagon.
“I want to be active. I want to be fighting all the time and getting momentum behind me,” Grant told UFC.com.“When I’m doing this, I’m doing what I love. It’s not as if I have a bad life, but I like to be focused on something. I like to know there’s something coming up and I’m focused on it because this is what I am about. I want to get as many fights in as possible.”
Grant has knockout victories over Jonathan Martinez and Elias Theodorou, so we like his chances against Smolka, who doesn’t pose the same threat — especially as Martinez.
Smolka was knocked out in the first round by Vince Morales and being knocked out is never easy to bounce back from. He might need a few fights to find his feet, so the clear pick is Grant at the shorter odds.
Chookagian Could Roast Ribas
Katlyn “The Blonde Fighter” Chookagian is the favorite to defeat Amanda Ribas, and we believe the oddsmakers are spot on with their odds.
Following a win against Jennifer Maia, the 17-4 fighter is the -180 favorite, and she is on a four-fight winning streak.
Her most recent loss occurred in 2020 against Jessica Andrade, indicating that she can defeat competitors on her level, including Ribas, who is talented in her own right.
Ribas is 11-2, yet she has won most of her fights against far easier competition. In the second round, she was knocked out by Marina Rodriguez, which isn’t a good sign as Chookagian has similar power.
Although the -180 odds are a touch short, Chookagian has upcoming UFC fights that should get her excited.
Torres to Power Through Camacho
Manuel Torres makes his UFC debut following three straight victories, including a first-round knockout victory in the Contender Series, which is always a good sign.
We always get excited about Contender Series winners and Torres could have a long and successful tenure in the UFC.
The Mexican has been defeated twice by submission, so he’ll have to be cautious, but Camacho isn’t a good wrestler and he’s vulnerable.
Camacho hasn’t competed since being knocked out by Justin Jaynes in 2020. Long layoffs are never a good sign, and this isn’t the first time he’s been exposed while fighting.
Our UFC Fight Night betting preview has Torres winning and bettors are getting value odds for the undercard fight.Follow us on Twitter