UFC Vegas 58 is definitely an underrated card filled with lethal rising contenders. Throughout this entire card, there are two prospects in particular that I want to highlight for my UFC Vegas 58 Best Bets:
- Ronnie Lawrence vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov
- Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Said Nurmagomedov
Read below for my UFC Vegas 58 Best Bets.
Ronnie Lawrence vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov
UFC Bantamweight Preliminary Bout
Saturday, July 9, 2022 – 06:00 PM EDT at the UFC Apex
Ronnie Lawrence Fighter Analysis
Ronnie “The Heat” Lawrence is an American mixed martial artist with a professional record of 8 wins (4 T/KO, 4 Decision) and 1 loss (1 Decision).
The Heat will have a 1.5-inch reach advantage Saturday night. He is not afraid to apply pressure and has great volume in his combination striking.
Saidyokub Kakhramonov Fighter Analysis
Saidyokub Kakhramonov is an American mixed martial artist with a professional record of 9 wins (3 T/KO, 3 Submissions, 2 Decisions) and 2 losses (1 T/KO, 1 Decision).
Kakhramonov is the former CFFC bantamweight champion and can be a potentially vicious knockout artist. He is also skillful when switching the fight to the ground.
Lawrence vs. Kakhramonov Fight Odds
Currently, at your top-rated sportsbooks, Ronnie Lawrence is favored -137 and Saidyokub Kakhramonov the underdog at +117.
Lawrence vs. Kakhramonov Betting Prediction
I truly believe this is an underrated fight as both of these contenders are vicious and tend to hold a fast pace.
When it comes down to overall skills and who has the edge, I give it to Lawrence. His durability will help him survive the Kakhramonov haymakers, and his movements and combinations will make it difficult for Kakhramonov to keep up.
Expect Lawrence’s reach advantage to come into play; he will be able to bully Kakhramonov along the fence and fight himself a technical bout.
Douglas Silva De Andrade vs. Said Nurmagomedov
UFC Bantamweight Main Card Bout
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 09:00 PM EDT at the UFC Apex
Douglas Silva De Andrade Fighter Analysis
Douglas “D’Silva” Silva de Andrade is a Brazilian mixed martial artist with a professional record of 28 wins (20 T/KO, 2 Submissions, 6 Decisions) and 4 losses (1 T/KO, 1 Submission, 2 Decisions)
D’Silva is a sharp and powerful striker who has also had a pretty inconsistent UFC career. Since his loss against Petr Yan in 2018, D’Silva has been hot and cold and is finally on a two fight win streak.
Said Nurmagomedov Fighter Analysis
Said Nurmagomedov is a Russian mixed martial artist with a professional record of 15 wins (4 T/KO, 4 Submissions, 7 Decisions) and 2 losses (2 Decisions).
Nurmagomedov is a very well-rounded fighter who is the former AFC bantamweight champion. He is incredibly quick and agile making it extremely tough for his opponents to land a strike. In his past two professional bouts alone, he absorbed only 4 total strikes.
Silva De Andrade vs. Nurmagomedov Fight Odds
The UFC odds definitely speak for themselves; Nurmagomedov is incredibly juiced at -335 and D’Silva is the underdog once again at +275.
Although D’Silva has shown to have a lot of value as an underdog, shown in his submission victory over Sergey Morozov as a +175 underdog.
Silva De Andrade vs. Nurmagomedov Betting Prediction
Unfortunately, in this case, I don’t think the value is with D’Silva. Although he has fight-ending fists, Nurmagomedov has near spotless skills.
As mentioned above, in his last two fights, he only absorbed 4 total strikes. He has outstruck his opponents but with a significant amount of strikes, and especially against an inconsistent fighter like D’Silva, I have to give Nurmagomedov the big edge.
D’Silva will hunt for a finish, but I would not be surprised if Nurmagomedov got this one inside the distance. D’Silva will make one wrong move, and Nurmagomedov will either wrap him up or call lights out. Take the UFC prop at BetOnline.
UFC Pick: Said Nurmagomedov to Win Inside the Distance (+105) at BetOnline
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