UFC Fight Night for March 12 is Thiago Santos vs Magomed Ankalaev as the main event in Las Vegas. This is a classic battle of the youngster (up-and-coming) in Ankalaev facing the tested veteran (which is Santos) in a light heavyweight fight.
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This is #5 ranked as a light heavyweight contender in Santos facing #6 contender Ankalaev. Santos snapped a three fight losing streak in his last fight defeating Johnny Walker. Those three defeats came against formidable opponents in Jon Jones, Glover Teixiera and Aleksandar Rakic.
Prior to this fight, Santos was 8-1 with wins over Blachowicz and Anthony Smith. At 38 years of age, Santos still has a strong kick and a powerful punch and capable of a knockout.
Ankalaev is currently on a seven fight win streak with a unanimous decision over Volkan in October. at 29 years of age, he is well rounded a a fighter with wrestling ability and has a powerful and many time accurate kick.
UFC Fight Night Odds
UFC Fight Night Prediction
Ankalaev has it all. He is young, well rounded and his career is head in the right direction, Santo not so much with any of those things. We take Ankalaev to win but the odd are not goo value so you may want to skip betting on this one.
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UFC Fight Night Undercard
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Prediction:Third round submission win for Robertson
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Prediction: Jones with a third round knockout
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Odds: Jackson +115 Kirk -105
Prediction: Kirk with unanimous decision