There is a bit of a logjam atop the heavyweight rankings but this is a pivotal fight within the division. No. 3-ranked Ciryl Gane collides with No. 5-ranked Alexander Volkov in this week’s main event of UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov.
This event takes place once again at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Looking at the main event, Gane vs Volkov odds are set with the higher-ranked fighter as the betting favorite.
Gane has continued his winning ways after scoring a decision win in his first UFC main event in February. That victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik moved his record to 8-0 and he has a title shot in his clear sight.
Volkov enters this fight having won his last two bouts by knockout. It is his first winning streak since he won six in a row at the beginning of his UFC career.
Volkov vs Gane Odds
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has released the Gane vs Volkov odds with Gane coming in at -165 and Volkov the +135 underdog. This means a $165 bet on a Gane win would profit you $100 while a $100 bet on Volkov would profit you $135.
Our sports betting calculator tells us that the odds of -165 for Gane represent an implied win probability of 62.26 percent while Volkov’s odds of +135 have an implied win probability of 42.55 percent.
The largest favorite in the UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov odds comes in the women’s bantamweight prelim fight with Julia Avila (-360) favored over Julija Stoliarenko (+270). The tightest betting line comes from the light heavyweight main card tilt with Kennedy Nzechukwu (-125) favored over Danilo Marques (+105).
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Ciryl Gane vs Alexander Volkov Odds & Prediction
Ciryl “Bon Gamin” Gane (-165) only competed once in 2020, scoring a knockout victory, but he is poised to have a busier 2021 with this being his second bout of the year already. Meanwhile, Alexander “Drago” Volkov (+135) knocked out two of his first four UFC foes but it took over two years for him to score a victory in that manner again – his last two counterparts were knocked out.
Prediction: Ciryl Gane (-165) via decision
Tanner Boser vs Ovince Saint Preux Odds & Prediction
Ovince Saint Preux
Wasting no time in getting back in the cage is Tanner “The Bulldozer” Boser (-175), who took a split-decision loss at the start of June and is fighting again three weeks later. Ovince “OSP” Saint Preux (+145) hopes his heavyweight bout has a better result than his first as he jumps up to the division once again after his last two bouts were at light heavyweight.
Prediction: Tanner Boser (-175) via decision
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Danilo Marques Odds & Prediction
A winning streak will come to a close when these two light heavyweights meet. Kennedy “African Savage” Nzechukwu (-125) has won back-to-back fights after losing to Paul Craig in his UFC debut. Meanwhile, Danilo Marques (+105) is riding a four-fight winning streak, including two victories in the Octagon.
Prediction: Kennedy Nzechukwu (-125) via knockout
Andre Fili vs Daniel Pineda Odds & Prediction
Two featherweights looking to get back in the win column collide here. After being unbeaten in seven fights, Daniel “The Pit” Pineda (+185) was stopped via knockout in December against Cub Swanson. As for Andre “Touchy” Fili (-230), he is on a win-one, lose-one streak over his last four fights on the heels of a decision loss to Bryce Mitchell.
Prediction: Daniel Pineda (+185) via decision
Tim Means vs Nicolas Dalby Odds & Prediction
Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means (-130) heads into this fight looking for a third straight win for the first time in over six years. Looking to prevent that streak from continuing is Nicolas “Lokomotivo” Dalby (+110), who hasn’t tasted defeat in over three years, riding a seven-fight unbeaten streak.
Prediction: Tim Means (-130) via decision
Renato Moicano vs Jai Herbert Odds & Prediction
Renato Moicano (-250) looks to bounce back from his first defeat in his new weight class. Similarly, Jai “The Black Country Banger” Herbert (+200) seeks his first victory in the UFC after his debut ended in a knockout loss.