We've got a UFC middleweight main event Saturday when Marvin Vettori takes on Jared Cannonier.
The five-round main event takes place at the Apex in Las Vegas, where prelims begin at 7 p.m. ET and the main card starts at 10 p.m. The Vettori vs Cannonier odds began as a pick'em, though Marvin has since switched to a slight favorite as we inch closer to June 17.
UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Cannonier Betting Odds
Odds as of June 17
Per our odds calculator, a $100 bet on Vettori at -125 (55.56% implied chance) pays out $180. The same $100 on Cannonier at +105 (48.78% implied chance) pays out $205.
How To Watch UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Cannonier
Here's how to view this middleweight bout.
UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Cannonier Full Card & Betting Odds
Here's Saturday's lineup at the Apex.
Odds as of June 17
Vettori vs Cannonier Tale Of The Tape
|Fighter||Marvin Vettori||Jared Cannonier|
|Record||19-5-1 (9-4-1 UFC)||16-6 (9-6 UFC)|
|Avg. Fight Time||16:21||12:04|
|Sig. Strikes Per Minute||4.38||4.00|
|Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute||3.65||3.86|
|Takedowns Per 15 Minutes||1.77||0.17|
Vettori vs Cannonier Preview: Who Will Win?
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How Vettori Wins
If you did a CT scan of Marvin Vettori's head, you'd find quite a bit of empty space. The remaining interior would be coated in steel; all to say that this guy is as hard-headed as they make 'em.
Vettori's rock-solid chin makes him very hard to beat. Because "The Italian Dream" fights without fear of being KOed, he can get right in his opponent's grill and make their night hell. The problem with Vettori is he's never really creative enough to snipe that fantastic finish. Instead, Marvin often pivots to his wrestling to secure an easy advantage.
While Vettori isn't championship material, he's a strong, tough fighter who's very capable of winning this fight.
How Cannonier Wins
"The Killa Gorilla" is experienced and well-rounded, but he doesn't necessarily excel in one area, and that may cost him Saturday. He's a decent wrestler and can hit hard at times, however, Vettori's in-your-face attitude will be hard to contend with.
Cannonier is more about opportunity than volume. He's not a terribly active puncher (4.00 significant strikes landed per minute) but his 50% accuracy is quite good. I'm just afraid the 39-year-old, now nearing the end of his career, wouldn't move his feet enough in this fight. And when you're stationary against Vettori, he'll bulldoze right through you.
Vettori vs Cannonier Pick
This fight will go 25 minutes. I'll drink a cup of ants if it doesn't (regular ants, not fire ants, please). And with how I just laid it all out, Vettori should clean this one up.
He's younger, more aggressive and has a body made of iron. I'll take the Italian to win.