The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to New York for a highly stacked Fight Night event on ABC. The UFC odds are now available for us to delve into some perfect prop betting picks for UFC headlined by a featherweight contenders’ bout between Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez.
Ricky Simon vs. Jack Shore
UFC Bantamweight Preliminary Card Bout
Saturday, July 16, 2022 – 01:40 PM EDT at UBS Arena
With a 7-2 promotional record since joining the UFC in 2018, Ricky Simon (19-3-0) at the age of 29 has arguably yet to reach his prime fighting years but has still managed to conquer the top-15 bantamweight rankings and position himself as a top contender in one of the most talent-stacked divisions the UFC has to offer.
Despite boasting an impressive 16-0 professional MMA record and five consecutive victories inside a UFC octagon, Jack Shore (16-0-0) remains one of the most underrated fighters in the 135lb weight class.
Aged just 27 years old, there's no denying that the Welsh standout will be an integral part of the UFC's future, but as the competition level becomes elite, can he maintain his undefeated record?
Simon vs. Shore: Fight Breakdown
Both Simon and Shore possess qualities of toughness, durability, and willingness to become the next big star of the bantamweight division.
Simon has enjoyed relying on his wrestling background, as the majority of his UFC victories have been reliant on this skill set.
Shore is quite the well-rounded MMA athlete, and while he doesn't present a glaring strong point, he should own a speed and striking advantage over Simon.
Simon vs. Shore: Betting Pick and Odds
The available UFC odds at the top-rated sportsbooks aren't overly confident in either fighter's moneyline as there isn't much in terms of price that separates the two.
However, as previously mentioned, the durability of both men has been present during their professional careers, and the available odds of this fight reaching the judges' scorecards are too tempting to neglect.
Matt Schnell vs. Sumudaerji
UFC Flyweight Main Card Bout
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 03:00 PM EDT at UBS Arena
Matt Schnell (15-7-0) has never been involved in a lackluster fight in the six years he's spent on the UFC roster. Currently, riding a two-fight losing streak isn't ideal, but you can always count on Schnell giving his all until the final bell – if the fight reaches that point.
Sumadaerji (16-4-0) arrived to the UFC flyweight in 2018 and was submitted by Louis Smolka. However, he's returned impressively for his last three outings, riding a three-fight win streak backed up with ruthless aggression and a striking output that isn't for the faint-hearted.
Schnell vs. Sumudaerji: Fight Breakdown
This contest can potentially steal UFC Long Island's Fight of the Night honors, as we know that both fighters let their offensive skills loose without hesitation.
While I believe Schnell presents the jiu-jitsu threat, Mudaerji will pose the opposite threat with his fists. And both Schnell and Mudaerji have been involved in fight-ending moments for most of their respective careers.
Schnell vs. Sumudaerji: Betting Pick and Odds
The available UFC odds with Bookmakers Review favor Mudaerji on the moneyline, but I anticipate a barn-burner where either fighter could be finished inside the distance.
I expect aggressive pressure from both men from the opening bell, making the Under 2.5 rounds an idealistic wager for this contest.
UFC Pick: Under 2.5 Rounds (-140) [1.40u returns 1u profit] at BetOnline
UFC Fight Night Main Card
- Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez [UFC featherweight main event bout]
- Michelle Waterson vs. Amanda Lemos [UFC women's strawweight co-main event]
- Jingliang Li vs. Muslim Salikhov [UFC welterweight event bout]
- Matt Schnell vs. Sumudaerji [UFC flyweight bout]
- Shane Burgos vs. Charles Jourdain [UFC featherweight bout]
- Lauren Murphy vs. Miesha Tate [UFC women's flyweight bout]
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