UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill Best Bets

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The UFC is back in Las Vegas for UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill, and if you take a look at this card, you will be able to see many fights potentially ending inside the distance. 

Two fights that I think have a lot of value are:

Read below for my UFC Best Bets


Sam Alvey vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk

UFC Middleweight Preliminary Card Bout

Saturday, August 06, 2022 – 07:00 PM EDT at the UFC Apex

Contender Analysis

Who Is Sam Alvey?

Sam “Smile’n” Alvey is an American mixed martial artist with a current professional record of 33 wins (19 T/KO, 3 Submissions, 11 Decisions) and 17 losses (3 T/KO, 3 Submissions, 11 Decisions). 

Alvey is mainly a striker and that left jab can be lethal. He is not a fast striker and will enter Saturday night off of 7 losses and 1 draw

Who Is Michal Oleksiejczuk?

Michal “Hussar” Oleksiejczuk is a Polish mixed martial artist with a current professional record of 16 wins (11 T/KO, 1 Submission, 4 Decisions) and 5 losses (1 T/KO, 3 Submissions, 1 Decision). 

Typically a southpaw fighter, he's a sharp and powerful striker as well. Oleksiejczuk is a solid wrestler, but not entirely his forte

Alvey vs. Oleksiejczuk: Betting Pick and Prediction

Following 7 losses and 1 draw makes it very hard for me to back Alvey. His output is not high enough to compete with Michal, and I do think Michal will be hunting for an early finish. 

Alvey’s chin has been depleting. So with his depleted chin and his lack of being able to win a fight in the last four years versus Michal’s advantage in speed and power.

I think the value sits with Olekiejczuk to win it inside the distance.

UFC Pick: Michal Oleksiejczuk to Win Inside the Distance (-145) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Augusto Sakai vs. Sergey Spivak 

UFC Heavyweight Main Card Bout

Saturday, August 06, 2022 - 10:00 PM EDT at the UFC Apex

Contender Analysis

Who Is Augusto Sakai? 

Augusto Sakai is a Brazilian mixed martial artist with a current professional record of 15 wins (11 T/KO, 4 Decisions) and 4 losses (3 T/KO, 1 Decision). 

Sakai is a powerful striker that stays light on his feet, and utilizes his leg kicks well. If he connects clean on a punch, he definitely has the power to end a fight

Who Is Sergey Spivak?

Sergey “the Polar Bear” Spivak is a Moldovian mixed martial artist with a current professional record of 14 wins (6 T/KO, 6 Submissions, 2 Decisions) and 3 Losses (2 T/KO, 1 Decision). 

Spivak is pretty well-rounded and does love to grapple for a heavyweight. His striking is slow, but his chin tends to stay strong so he can close the distance to clinch up and switch levels. 

Sakai vs. Spivak: Betting Pick and Prediction

Although Sakai has lost his last three bouts by T/KO, I still think there is a lot of value behind him with the UFC odds at +250. 

Spivak’s striking is very basic; he isn’t fast or sharp in his striking, and I do see an opportunity for Sakai to land a nasty jab to potentially end this fight early. 

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Spivak tends to be sloppy and unpredictable. If he is able to connect on a punch, though, he can also be a potential threat as seen in his last victory against Greg Hardy

If Sakai is capable of utilizing his leg kicks and his sharp jab, I think he will be able to keep this fight standing and come out victorious. Take the value with the underdog. 

UFC Pick: Augusto Sakai (+250) at BetOnline

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