Kevin Holland is an underdog vs Jack Della Maddalena Saturday

Della Maddalena vs Holland Odds & Picks: Bet On Trailblazer As Underdog

There's a reason folks are calling this "The People's Main Event." 

Jack Della Maddalena returns to the UFC Octagon against Kevin Holland on Saturday, when the duo will fight as the co-main event for Valentina Shevchenko and Alexa Grasso.

Madalena, the hard-hitting Aussie, is a -130 favorite vs Holland (+110).

Jack della Maddalena vs Kevin Holland Odds

Della Maddalena vs Holland Odds
Jack Della Maddalena-130
Kevin Holland+110

Odds as of Sept. 11

Per our odds calculator, a $100 bet on Della Maddalena's -130 odds (56.52% implied chance) pays out $176.92. The same $100 on Holland at +110 (47.62% implied chance) pays out $210.

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  • Date/Time: September 16, 6 p.m. ET
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Arena: T-Mobile Arena
  • Where to Watch: ESPN, Cable Provider

Jack Della Maddalena vs Kevin Holland Tale Of The Tape

FighterKevin HollandJack Della Maddalena
Record25-9 (12-6 UFC)15-2 (5-0 UFC)
Avg. Fight Time10:526:51
Sig. Strikes Per Minute4.117.27
Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute2.963.50
Takedowns Per 15 Minutes0.830.36
Takedown Accuracy41%20%
Takedown Defense53%81%

Della Maddalena vs Holland Betting Preview

This line makes me suspicious, so I've got a clear betting gameplan.

How To Bet This Fight

JDM is a talented prospect, and I'm still bullish on his chances at becoming a future champion, but he should not be favored against a fighter of Holland's caliber. "Trailblazer" has tangled with far better opponents than Della Maddalena, including his last foe, Michael Chiesa, whom he submitted in Round 1.

I'll be hammering Holland straight-up at +110. Either way, this fight should be a war. And in that situation, it's still always better to lean underdog.

For props, I'll be looking at Holland to win by decision, though I don't hate a very small sprinkle on Holland by submission. JDM looked super beatable on the ground in his last fight vs late-notice replacement Bassil Hafez, and Holland owns three submission wins.

Della Maddalena vs Holland Betting Pick

I'll be betting Holland to win and the OVER 2.5 rounds, depending on how the odds shake out. I'll also dabble in Holland to win by submission.

Pick: Holland (+110); OVER 2.5 Rounds (TBD); Longshot on Holland by submission (TBD)