UFC Fight Night takes place in Paris, France on Saturday, which explains why Ciryl Gane headlines the main card in a bout versus Tai Tuivasa. Gane is a huge chalk to get the victory in front of his peeps. Also on the main card, Marvin Vettori takes on Robert Whittaker. See below for UFC Odds, analysis, and free picks for the six main card bouts on this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main card.
MMA Betting Preview for UFC Fight Night: Gane Vs Tuivasa
UFC Fight Night Gane Vs Tuivasa Event Info
- When: Saturday, September 3 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Accor Arena, Paris, France
- TV / Streaming: ESPN / ESPN+
Charles Jourdain -150 vs Nathaniel Wood +125
Underdog Nathaniel Wood has a decent 18-5 record. One of the reasons he’s the dog in this bout is because he’s giving up 3 inches in height to favorite Charles Jourdain.
The chalk brings a 13-5-1 record into this. Jourdain lost his last bout. He’s 8-0 via TKO or KO wins. Wood won his last fight. His knockout record isn’t bad at 9-2. The dog gives up height, but he’s worth backing at the odds.
UFC Fight Night: Nathaniel Wood
William Gomis -220 vs Jarno Errens +180
Errens could be up against it versus the taller Gomis. The favorite in this has a 2-inch height advantage. Gomis isn’t just taller. He’s won 9 straight and has a 10-2 record.
The underdog in this is 13-3-1. Errens’ last loss happened this past April. In a bout between a couple of French mixed-martial-artists, the chalk takes home the win.
UFC Fight Night: William Gomis
John Makdessi +120 vs Nasrat Haqparast -230
18-5 John Makdessi has won 4-of-5. Makdessi is a straight up striker, going 9-2 via technical knockout and knockout. The underdog is 0-1 via submissions.
So it’s obvious Makdessi prefers fighting standing up. Opponent Nasrat Haqparast is 13-5, has a 2 inches height advantage, and a 4 inches reach advantage.
But like Makdessi, Haqparast prefers fighting in the stand up. Unlike Makdessi, Haqparast has lost 2 straight. The underdog can get the victory.
UFC Fight Night: John Makdessi
Alessio Di Chirico -110 vs Roman Kopylov -110
The odds imply the most competitive fight of the night. On paper, it’s difficult to argue. Di Chirico is 13-6.
Roman Kopylov is 8-2. Both fighters are 6 feet. Kopylov has an inch reach advantage. They’re also both strikers and neither is fighting well.
Chirico has lost 4-of-5 while Kopylov has lost 2 straight. Although not a great ground fighter, Chirico’s take down average is better and he’s fought at UFC in his last few bouts.
Kopylov’s last couple of bouts were his first UFC fights. But although Chirico has more UFC experience, Alessio might be done. Roman gets the nod.
UFC Fight Night: Roman Kopylov
Robert Whittaker -230 vs Marvin Vettori +190
Chalk Robert Whittaker has won 3-of-5. Whittaker’s lone losses happened against the best middleweight in the world, Israel Adesanya, the UFC champ.
Marvin Vettori has won 4-of-5. Vettori’s loss in his last 5 also happened against Adesanya. Whittaker is a striker, but Robert knows how to fight on the ground, going 5-1 via submissions.
Vettori can also fight on the mat. Marvin is 9-0 in submission victories. Still, Whittaker has taken on the better opponents. The chalk wins.
UFC Fight Night: Robert Whittaker
Ciryl Gane -575 vs Tai Tuivasa +425
Tuivasa has a decent 15-3 record. The underdog has power. He’s gone 14-1 via knockout or technical knockout.
No doubt, Tuivasa can pull off the upset. The problem, though, is he’s giving up 6 inches in reach, Gane fights in front of his country folk, and Ciryl’s only loss happened in a bout versus UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou.
Gane should impress his people. Cyril wins via knockout.
UFC Fight Night: Cyril Gane