A perhaps No. 1 contender bout in the bantamweight division will be the headliner for this week’s UFC Fight Night. No. 2-ranked Cory Sandhagen welcomes unranked and former champion T.J. Dillashaw, who has been out of action for over two and a half years due to suspension.
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw will take place at the UFC Apex Center with fans in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 24. In the main event, Sandhagen vs Dillashaw odds have the former champ listed as the underdog and the No. 2-ranked Sandhagen as the favorite.
Since suffering his first UFC loss to now-champion Aljamain Sterling just over a year ago, Sandhagen has rattled off back-to-back knockout wins, including one over former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
The last time we saw the former bantamweight champion was way back on January 19, 2019, when he dropped to flyweight to challenge Henry Cejudo for his belt. Dillashaw used performance-enhancing drugs to cut the weight, tested positive and has been out ever since.
Sandhagen vs Dillashaw Odds
Online sportsbook [ol-sportsbook-bp:48:Bovada:26:Bodog] has the Sandhagen vs Dillashaw odds and it is Cory who is the -200 favorite while T.J. returns to action as a +160 underdog. These betting lines mean you would have to bet $200 to profit $100 with a Sandhagen victory, while a $100 bet on Dillashaw could profit you $160.
Taking a deeper look at the Sandhagen vs Dillashaw odds, our sports betting calculator tells us that Cory’s betting line of -200 represents an implied win probability of 66.67 percent and T.J.’s odds have an implied win probability of 37.17 percent.
The largest betting favorite on the card comes in the prelims in the women’s flyweight division with Sijara Eubanks (-360) favored over Elise Reed (+270). The tightest betting line comes in the opening bout of the night with Diana Belbita and Hannah Goldy listed as a pick’em with both women holding -110 odds.
Sandhagen vs Dillashaw Betting Odds & Fight Card
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Cory Sandhagen vs T.J. Dillashaw Odds & Prediction
A loss to Sterling last year was the first for Cory “Sandman” Sandhagen (-200) in the UFC and snapped a seven-fight winning streak; a win over Dillashaw could earn him a rematch with the champ. The two-time bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw (+160), hopes a statement in his return could catapult him back into the title conversation and reclaim that which he used to own.
Prediction: Cory Sandhagen (-200) via knockout
Kyler Phillips vs Raulian Paiva Odds & Prediction
A winning streak will come to an end when these two top prospects battle it out to continue their rise in the rankings. Kyler “The Matrix” Phillips (-285) has won four in a row, including three straight in the UFC. Meanwhile, Raulian Paiva (+225) comes in on the heels of back-to-back wins after dropping his first two UFC bouts.
Prediction: Kyler Phillips (-285) via knockout
Darren Elkins vs Darrick Minner Odds & Prediction
We’re always in for a treat when Darren “The Damage” Elkins (+125) enters the Octagon because he brings the war every time. Similarly, Darrick Minner (-155) doesn’t shy away from a firefight and eyes his first three-fight winning streak in six years.
Prediction: Darrick Minner (-155) via decision
Miranda Maverick vs Maycee Barber Odds & Prediction
Another fight with two rising prospects, this time on the women’s side. Miranda “Fear The” Maverick (-155) has rattled off five wins in a row, including two straight in the UFC. Maycee “The Future” Barber (+130) has lost back-to-back fights and is looking to get back to her winning ways.
Prediction: Maycee Barber (+130) via decision
Mickey Gall vs Jordan Williams Odds & Prediction
The welterweights will open up the main card with two men looking to get back in the win column. Mickey Gall (+145) has been on a win-one, lose-one streak over his last five fights and is coming off a defeat a year ago. As for Jordan “Bomaye” Williams (-180), he earned his UFC contract with three Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series appearances but dropped his debut.
Prediction: Mickey Gall (+145) via decision
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs Dillashaw Best Bets
|Bantamweight – Cory Sandhagen||-200|
|Bantamweight – Kyler Phillips||-285|
|Featherweight – Darrick Minner||-155|
|Women’s Flyweight – Maycee Barber||+130|
|Welterweight – Mickey Gall||+145|
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