After a strong showing last weekend, UFC Fight Night brings the action again. Get expert predictions and best bets for Sandhagen vs. Font UFC Fight Night.
UFC Fight Night Sandhagen vs Font Main Card Best Bets
PPV of the year? Some are saying so after last weekend’s thriller of a main card. A card filled with vicious knockouts and surprising results, giving us no shortage of carnage for our Saturday night viewing pleasure. We now move on to a Fight Night, one that is headlined by a catchweight bout between Cory Sandhagen and Rob Font. Two killers in the octagon, both looking to inch closer towards a title opportunity. Before that headliner, our co-main event stars Jessica Andrade and Tatiana Suarez, a women’s bout that is sure to feature fireworks.
Cory Sandhagen Vs. Rob Font/Jessica Andrade Vs. Tatiana Suarez Parlay
It has been a roller coaster of a career for Cory Sandhagen who has been chasing gold since his debut in the UFC. Seemingly stringing together wins, yet never being able to capitalize on the big fights with key losses derailing any momentum that he has built. He now gets another opportunity to move up the rankings with his main event bout against the dangerous Rob Font who is looking to create some momentum himself after his victory against Adrian Yanez.
While Sandhagen’s losses have been brutal for his title chances, they are not any less than impressive as his three losses come from the likes of Aljamain Sterling, TJ Dillashaw, and Petr Yan. All impressive fighters in their own right, and indicators that Sandhagen can at least compete with the best of them.
Even though Sandhagen is comfortably taller, he actually surrenders over an inch in the reach department. No issue for the veteran as Sandhagen prefers to keep it close when on their feet as he presses forward. This allows him to absorb blows and pick an opening for a takedown opportunity. Especially as this moves to later rounds, gaining precious ground control time to the judges liking.
While the main event may be at a slower pace, the co-main event will feature plenty of carnage when these two fighters meet in the middle of the octagon. Expect a heavy dose of violence as the total is heavily juiced to the under 2.5 rounds.
Both deal out damage in their own unique way with Jessica Andrade serving as a pure striker while Suarez has a tendency to take it to the mat. What gives Suarez the edge is that Andrade’s grappling is less to be desired, and Tatiana can hold her own in the striking department as well.
Knowing she may be in danger when on her feet, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Suarez take this to the mat as fast as possible. While that normally spells disaster for an under ticket, we can rest assured that Suarez looks to continue her assault when on the mat. Throwing in a blend of strikes and grapple transitions, constantly looking to pick apart limbs for a submission victory.
While I debated tying in together both heavy favorites moneylines in a parlay, I am opting into the under for the co-main event to negate a potential flash KO by the underdog Andrade. She is more than capable as a powerful striker, potentially catching Suarez in the middle of a takedown. As for Sandhagen, it should be a dominant performance from start to finish as the better all-around fighter.
Pick: Andrade/Suarez u2.5 Rounds + Sandhagen ML Parlay
Dustin Jacoby Vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
Speaking of roller coaster careers, Dustin Jacoby is making his second stint in the UFC after flaming out earlier in his career. Since coming back, he has gone on a tear by going 7-2-1. Granted his two losses stem from his last two fights, now getting an opportunity to get back on track against the dangerous Kennedy Nzechukwu.
While Dustin desperately needs to get back on track before seeing his second run cut short, Kennedy serves as a potential problem as he has the advantage in nearly every category. He has a massive reach advantage when they meet in the middle, as well as a major grappling advantage.
While not necessarily looking for takedowns as he averages less than one completed takedown per fight, it’s enough of an edge for me to back Kennedy as he can utilize it in dangerous situations and secure control time on the mat.
Pick: Kennedy Nzechukwu ML