For the first time since late October, the middleweight division will be in the main event spot of a card as Jack Hermansson takes on Sean Strickland in the upcoming UFC Fight Night. Currently, Hermansson is the higher-ranked fighter at sixth and Strickland is seventh.
UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Strickland is taking place on February 5 at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the prelims beginning at 4 p.m. ET. When it comes to Hermansson vs Strickland odds, it is the lower-ranked Strickland who is the betting favorite.
You can see UFC odds for this main event and other fights over at BetRegal Sportsbook
Hermansson vs Strickland Notes
Since moving back up to middleweight on Halloween 2020, Strickland has been on a tear with four straight victories and in fact, in his pro career, he is undefeated at this weight class.
Hermansson has stumbled a bit since his four-fight winning streak, going 2-2 over his last four trips to the Octagon. That said, he’s coming off a strong decision win over prospect Edmen Shahbazyan last May.
Hermansson vs Strickland Odds
Online sportsbook BetRegal Sportsbook has listed the Hermansson vs Strickland betting odds with Sean set as the -210 chalk and Jack the +175 underdog. This means that if you’re looking to make $100 with a Strickland win, you must place a $210 wager, while a $100 bet on Hermansson would pay out $175.
If you’re wondering what the odds mean as far as chances to win, our sports betting calculator can help. There, you will see that Strickland’s odds translate to an implied win probability of 67.74 percent and Hermansson’s line represents an implied win probability of 36.36 percent.
If you’re looking to take a shot at the biggest underdog in the UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Strickland odds, you will be placing a bet on Danilo Marques (+320), who would net you $320 on a $100 bet – his opponent, Jailton Almeida, is favored at -420.
The fight with the shortest odds is Chidi Njokuani (+100) vs Marc-Andre Barriault (-115).
Hermansson vs Strickland Betting Odds & Fight Card
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Jack Hermansson vs Sean Strickland Odds & Prediction
Sean “Tarzan” Strickland (-210) looks to inch closer to a title shot with this main event appearance and his ongoing five-fight winning streak. Meanwhile, Jack “The Joker” Hermansson (+175) looks for consecutive wins for the first time in over two years, coming off a decision victory last May.
Prediction: Sean Strickland (-210) via decision
Punahele Soriano vs Nick Maximov Odds & Prediction
A pair of rising middleweight prospects will be featured in the co-main event. Punahele “Puna” Soriano (-185) is coming off his first pro defeat, losing a decision last July. On the other side, Nick Maximov (+155) made good on his UFC debut last September to keep his undefeated record intact.
Prediction: Punahele Soriano (-185) via decision
Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Carlston Harris Odds & Prediction
Following back-to-back submission victories to start his UFC career, Shavkat “Nomad” Rakhmonov (-240) looks for a third straight win in the Octagon and his 15th in a row overall. Similarly, Carlston “Mocambique” Harris (+195) also scored finishes in his first two UFC bouts and hopes to extend his five-fight winning streak.
Prediction: Shavkat Rakhmonov (-140) via submission
Sam Alvey vs Brendan Allen Odds & Prediction
Winless in his last seven trips to the Octagon, “Smile’N” Sam Alvey (+310) hopes to turn around his fortunes in 2022. Also coming off a loss in his last outing is Brendan “All-in” Allen (-415). That defeat ended a brief two-fight winning streak.
Prediction: Brendan Allen (-415) via decision
Tresean Gore vs Bryan Battle Odds & Prediction
This was supposed to be The Ultimate Fighter Season 29 finale in the middleweight division but Tresean “Mr. Vicious” Gore (-150) had to pull out of the fight due to injury. As a result, Bryan “Pooh Bear” Battle (+125) faced Gilbert Urbina in the finals and scored a submission win. Also, this may be the battle for best last name in the UFC: Gore vs Battle.
Prediction: Bryan Battle (+125) via decision
Julian Erosa vs Steven Peterson Odds & Prediction
Following a nearly two-year layoff, Steven “Ocho” Peterson (+240) returned to the Octagon in June 2021, picking up a decision win over Chase Hooper. Julian “Juicy J” Erosa (-300) has been much more active, fighting three times in 2021, going 2-1 with a submission win in his last outing.
Prediction: Julian Erosa (-300) via decision
UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Strickland Best Bets
|Middleweight – Sean Strickland||-210|
|Middleweight – Punahele Soriano||-185|
|Welterweight – Shavkat Rakhmonov||-240|
|Middleweight – Brendan Allen||-415|
|Middleweight – Bryan Battle||+125|
|Featherweight – Julian Erosa||-300|
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