Two of UFC’s most well-respected fighters step into the Octagon in Orlando, Florida on Saturday night in what should be an awesome bout. Stephen Thompson takes on Kevin Holland in the main event at the UFC Fight Night. Before Thompson and Holland throw down, Bryan Barberena battles active legend Rafael Dos Anjos in the co-main event. Check out UFC Odds, analysis, and free picks for all six of this Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night main card bouts.
MMA Betting Preview for UFC Fight Night: Thompson Vs Holland
UFC Fight Night Thompson vs Holland Event Info
- When: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10:00 pm ET
- Where: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
- TV / Streaming: ESPN/ESPN+
Eryk Anders +180 vs Kyle Daukaus -220
Underdog Eryk Anders isn’t in great form. Anders has lost 3-of-5 with a draw and a win. Eryk lost his last bout via split-decision to Junyong Park.
Favorite Kyle Daukaus also lost his last fight. But Daukaus’ loss happened versus 11-1 Roman Dolidze, which is why Daukaus is the chalk in this. Still, it can take time for an MMA fighter to get past a knockout loss, making Anders the play.
UFC Fight Night: Eryk Anders
Jack Hermansson -190 vs Roman Dolidze +160
Dolidze is on a 3-match winning streak. So it’s difficult to understand why he’s the underdog in this.
It’s especially difficult because Hermansson has lost 2 of his last 4. Both losses happened via decision, 1 was unanimous, the other was a split-decision loss.
So, maybe, the oddsmakers believe Jack gets by Roman via decision. The odds, though, make Dolidze an overlay. So that’s the way to consider going.
UFC Fight Night: Roman Dolidze
Tai Tuivasa +180 vs Sergei Pavlovich -220
Both of these MMA brawlers have a good enough resume to get it done. Tuivasa is the underdog because he lost his last via knockout to Cyril Gane.
Also, Pavlovich is 16-1 and has won 4 straight. Tai will fight hard, but Sergei has a serious physical advantage in reach and height. The chalk gets the win.
UFC Fight Night: Sergei Pavlovich
Matheus Nicolau -380 vs Matt Schnell +300
18-3-1 Matheus Nicolau is the favorite because he’s has won 5 straight and is 5-0 via submission victories. Schnell has lost 2-of-5 with a draw and a couple of victories.
Matt did win his last, via submission against Sumadaerji. This isn’t a huge step up in class. So the dog could get it done.
UFC Fight Night: Matt Schnell
Bryan Barberena +400 vs Rafael Dos Anjos -550
18-8 Bryan Barberena is in terrific form. Not only has Barberena won 3 straight, but he knocked out Robbie Lawler in the second round in his last bout.
On Saturday night, the dog in this faces cagey Rafael Dos Anjos. But the 38-year-old legend has lost 3-of-5, including dropping his last match. Backing the dog is the way to go.
UFC Fight Night: Bryan Barberena
Stephen Thompson +145 vs Kevin Holland -170
In the main event, 16-6-1 Stephen Thompson hopes to end a 2-match losing streak. Both of Thompson’s losses happened in 2021, which means Stephen must also get past the rust that comes with long layoffs.
Kevin Holland has gone 2-1 in his last 3 bouts. Holland lost his last, but it came via submission to 12-0 Khamzat Chimaev. On Saturday, Kevin has a huge advantage when this fight goes to the ground. The chalk gets it done.
UFC Fight Night: Kevin Holland