UFC Fight Night

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.

 UFC Fight Night Preview

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

Ankalaev -400

Santos +300

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

170 lbs.: Matthew Semelsberger vs. A.J. Fletcher

Odds: Fletcher +350   Semelsberger -150

Prediction: Semelsberger knockout n first round

125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Gillian Robertson

Odds:Robertson -130     Aldrich +130

Prediction:Third round submission win for Robertson

135 lbs.: Trevin Jones vs. Javid Basharat

Odds: Jones +130   Basharat -150

Prediction: Jones with a third round knockout

145 lbs.: Damon Jackson vs. Kamuela Kirk

Odds: Jackson +115   Kirk -105

Prediction: Kirk with unanimous decision