Last weekend’s main card left much to be desired in terms of highlight-reel finishes, but Saturday’s UFC Fight Night slate figures to bring much more to the table. Three of the five fights on the main card are favored to finish inside the distance including the main event between heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov.
Before those action-packed main card fights begin, there are seven preliminary bouts beginning at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and ESPN.
Our experts have listed their favorite bets on the entire slate below with analysis on how they see each fight playing out.
UFC MAIN EVENT PROMO! Bet Curtis “Razor” Blaydes at +100 odds (boosted from -400) on Saturday night.
Dann Stupp: Shane Burgos vs. Josh Emmett
UFC Contributor at The Action Network
Fight fans can expect a slugfest in tonight’s co-main event with featherweights Shane Burgos and Josh Emmett, who should offer plenty of output during their three-rounder.
The top-10 featherweights are both on a bit of a streak; No. 8 Emmett (15-2) has won two straight fights and four of his past five, and Burgos (13-1) has strung together three consecutive victories since a 2018 loss to contender Calvin Kattar, which marked his first career setback.
Although the line for tonight’s matchup has danced around over the past month, it’s settled back near its opening price, and with Burgos at -155, I think there’s plenty of value there.
For me, a simple pros-and-cons list has me feeling pretty confident in this pick. Among