This weekend is about as busy as it gets in the world of MMA, with a lot of big events going down over the next few days. We are going to try and hit as many of them as possible, but for the purposes of this piece, we are turning our attention to UFC Vegas 41, which is set to begin at 1 PM EST this coming Saturday. It’s a big main card, with no less than 6 fights coming your way. Let’s now take a moment to break them all down and make some predictions so you can bet against their UFC odds.
MMA Betting Preview for UFC Fight Night: Costa vs Vettori
Nick Negumereanu (-225) Vs Ike Villanueva (+185)
This stacked main card begins with a Light Heavyweight bout that features a pair of fighters heading in different directions. Neumereanu is coming off a win after taking the first loss of his pro career and is now 10-1. Villanueva is 18-12, but he has been struggling of late and has lost 3 of his last 4 fights. I’m all over Negumereanu to get the KO win.
Dwight Grant (+105) Vs Francisco Trinaldo (-135)
Next up we have a Welterweight bout featuring a pair of fighters who have been a little up and down of late. Grant won last time out, but he is 3-2 over his last 5 fights. Trinaldo has the same record in that period and saw a 3-fight win streak come to an end with a loss in his last fight. I like this one to go the distance with Trinaldo getting the slight edge.
Alex Caceres (+240) Vs Seung Woo Choi (-300)
Both of these Featherweight fighters come into this bout on winning streaks, so something has to give here. Caceres has been hot of late, winning each of his last 4 fights to move to 18-12 overall. After a down stretch, Choi has bounced back with 3-straight to move to 10-3. This looks like a great fight, and I have Choi by decision.
Jessica-Rose Clark (-160) Vs Joselyne Edwards (+130)
The women are up next for what looks to be a really evenly matched Bantamweight bout. Clark moved to 10-6 with the win in her last fight, snapping a 2-fight skid in the process. Edwards lost her last bout and is now 2-2 in her last 4, taking her overall record to 10-3. I think we see these women go the distance, with Clark getting the decision.
Grant Dawson (-430) Vs Ricky Glenn (+330)
The co-main event of the night is actually one that looks a little more lopsided than the rest. Dawson is an impressive 17-1 and moving up the Lightweight rankings with 8 straight wins. It’s been a little less convincing for Glenn, who has lost 2 of his last 4 fights and is 22-6-1 overall. I think this is a fairly comfortable win for Dawson.
Paulo Costa (+140) Vs Marvin Vettori (-170)
The headline fight of the night is a Catchweight bout, with both fighters looking to bounce back from a loss. Costa dropped to 17-1 after losing the first fight of his pro career last time out. Vettori had won 5 in a row before losing his last bout to fall to 17-4-1. There is a chance that Costa could land a winning shot, but I think Vettori stands his ground and gets the decision.