Rising UFC star Song Yadong versus Corey Sandhagen headline an intriguing main card at UFC Fight Night on Saturday. Sandhagen will enter the Octagon the bout favorite. Also on the main card, Chidi Njokuani throws down against Gregory Rodrigues and Andre Fili takes on Bill Algeo. Check out UFC Odds, analysis, and free picks for the UFC Fight Night main card on Saturday, September 17.
MMA Betting Preview for UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen Vs Song
UFC Fight Night Sandhagen Vs Song Event Info
- When: Saturday, September 17 at 4:00 pm ET
- Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV
- TV / Streaming: ESPN / ESPN+
Anthony Hernandez -190 vs Marc-Andre Barriault +160
Underdog Barriault is 14-5. Marc-Andre is very good in the stand up, recording a 9-1 knockout and technical knockout record.
Anthony Hernandez is 6-1 via submission victories. If this fight goes to the ground, Hernandez wins for sure. But Barriault offers much better odds and neither has much more of an edge over the other. Backing the dog makes sense.
UFC Fight Night: Marc-Andre Barriault
Tanner Boser -175 vs Rodrigo Nascimento +150
Underdog Rodrigo Nascimento has fought just 5 bouts since 2017. Nascimento fought once in 2020 and then once last year. Rodrigo lost his 2020 bout. UFC declared the 2021 fight a no contest.
Boser shows 3 fights in 2020 and a couple of bouts in 2021. Tanner is 20-8-1. He’s got a fantastic 11-1 KO/TKO record and a 2-0 submission record. At the odds, the favorite is playable.
UFC Fight Night: Tanner Boser
Joe Pyfer -450 vs Alen Amedovski +350
Amedovski is on a 3-match losing streak. The underdog in this lost both his bouts in 2019. After a 3 year layoff, Amedovski fell to Joseph Holmes via submission this past May.
Joe Pyfer beat Ozzy Diaz via knockout in a Dana White’s Contender Series bout in July. Pyfer has good boxing skills and has developed a decent ground game. The favorite is also 4 inches taller. The chalk gets the nod.
UFC Fight Night: Joe Pyfer
Andre Fili -120 vs Bill Algeo +100
Fili versus Algeo should be one of the main card’s most competitive bouts. Fili, the chalk in this, has a single victory in his last 5.
Andre beat Charles Jourdain via split decision in a 2020 bout. Outside of the win over Jourdain, Fili shows 3 losses and a draw in his last 5. Algeo has won 3-of-5. It’s difficult to understand why oddsmakers made Fili the favorite. Algeo is the play.
UFC Fight Night: Bill Algeo
Chidi Njokuani -120 vs Gregory Rodrigues +100
Both these guys can brawl. Njokuani is 22-7. Rodrigues has a 12-4 record. The slight dog has won 4-of-5, is 7-2 in technical knockout or knockout wins, and has a 3-0 submission record.
Njokuani has won 4 straight via knockout or technical knockout. As long as the fight stays off the mat, Njokuani should win. But Rodrigues provides 2.4 takedowns per match. The fighter with the better ground game is the one to back.
UFC Fight Night: Gregory Rodrigues
Cory Sandhagen -195 vs Song Yadong +165
Sandhagen heads into this after losing his last couple of bouts. But before jumping on the chalk, it’s important to note that Cory lost to well-regarded T.J. Dillashaw and Petr Yan in a championship bout.
Both Dillashaw and Yan would be bigger favorites over Yadong than Sandhagen. But the underdog in this has won 4-of-5. Yadong is the now middleweight. Song is 8-1 via TKO or KO and 3-0 via submissions. The dog can bite.
UFC Fight Night: Song Yadong