UFC Fight Night Picks and Predictions: Hot Prospect of the Week Shane Burgos

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Shane Burgos celebrates against Billy Quarantillo in their featherweight bout during the UFC 268 event. Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Join us as we preview a hot UFC prospect from this week’s UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez MMA event. Read on for our complete betting guide taking a first look at our hottest prospect of the week, Shane Burgos, and his opponent Charles Jourdain, including UFC odds, our free expert UFC picks, predictions, and analysis.

Shane Burgos vs. Charles Jourdain

UFC Featherweight Bout

Saturday, July 16, 2022 – 02:35 PM EDT at UBS Arena

Shane "Hurricane" Burgos (14-3-0)

If you've run out of fighter names that can assist your viewing while keeping you entertained for hours, just search for 'Shane Burgos' and be prepared to witness an excellent offensive striker with a no-quit attitude.

Since making his UFC debut in 2017, Shane Burgos has been involved in some of the most brutal octagon wars, including names such as Calvin Kattar, Josh Emmett, and Edson Barboza. Behind a 5-3 record for the promotion, Burgos has only lost to a top-tier level of opposition while defeating some notable up-and-comers along the way.

Under the guided wisdom of Tiger Schulmann's MMA gym, 31-year-old Burgos has built a reputation amongst UFC fans and critics for his unbreakable will and heavy-pressure striking style. Match him up with any of the UFC's top 145lb fighters, and we're guaranteed violence.

Shane Burgos Fight Analysis

After losing the first round to Billy Quarantillo in his previous bout, Shane Burgos gave sports bettors a solid reason to put their money behind him with an extremely impressive comeback, and he's provided this level of worth since his pro-MMA debut. 

Burgos is relentless in the striking department, and once he finds his rhythm, it's often a long night for the opponent standing opposite him in the cage. 

The traditional Muay Thai stance of Charles Jourdain will play right into the hands of Burgos, who's known to invest power punches to the body; this will equally slow the high-tempo of Jourdain and drain that exceptional level of cardio he also possesses.  

Burgos vs. Jourdain Betting Pick and Odds

First, I'd like to thank the UFC matchmakers for providing a matchup involving two of the featherweight divisions' most entertaining strikers, as Charles "Air" Jourdain (13-4-0) is equally as entertaining in the octagon as his Saturday evening opponent. 

Representing Canada, Jourdain is a well-rounded mixed martial artist, but like Burgos, he'll often be testing his striking offense in the cage. While he's far from a slouch and is currently riding a two-fight win streak, the New York crowd supporting Burgos could be a difference maker. 

Sportsbooks have Burgos at a respectable -175 price tag, and if there's one fighter who doesn't need any more reasons to unleash the violence, it's Burgos. However, with the supportive New York crowd, we should expect him to bring the pain. 

UFC Fight Night Pick: Shane Burgos to Win (-175) [1.55u returns 1u] with Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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