Two middleweight contenders will meet with an opportunity to climb the rankings and inch closer to a title shot in this week’s UFC Fight Night. Headlining the card is No. 3-ranked Jared Cannonier and No. 9-ranked Kelvin Gastelum.
UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs Gastelum is taking place at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday with the prelims beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET. Looking at the Cannonier vs Gastelum odds in the main event, it is the higher-ranked Cannonier that is the betting favorite.
Jared Cannonier was enjoying a good run in the middleweight division, winning three fights in a row, all by knockout, before running into former champion Robert Whittaker in his last outing when he suffered a decision loss.
Meanwhile, Kelvin Gastelum was mired in a three-fight losing skid from 2019 into 2020 but emerged with a decisive win earlier this year before taking another loss in April to the aforementioned Whittaker.
Cannonier vs Gastelum Odds
Online sportsbook Sportsbook have the Cannonier vs Gastelum odds, as well as all of the rest of the UFC Fight Night betting lines, and Cannonier is listed as the -145 favorite and Gastelum, the +120 underdog. For you to profit $100 with a Jared victory, you need to place a $145 bet, while a $100 winning wager on Kelvin would net you $120.
Using our sports betting calculator to help further the Cannonier vs Gastelum odds, we can see that Jared’s -145 line offers an implied win probability of 59.18 percent while Gastelum as a 45.45 percent implied win probability.
The largest favorite in the UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs Gastelum odds is Chase Sherman (-200) in his heavyweight bout with Parker Porter (+160). Conversely, the tightest betting line comes in the lightweight bout between Vinc Pichel and Austin Hubbard which is set as a pick 'em with both men holding -110 odds.
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Jared Cannonier vs Kelvin Gastelum Odds & Prediction
Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier (-145) began his UFC career at heavyweight but has made his home at middleweight with a 3-1 record, only losing to former champion Robert Whittaker. Meanwhile, Kelvin Gastelum (+120) has hit a wall since his fight of the year with Israel Adesanya for the interim belt in 2019. Gastelum lost that bout and three of his next four bouts as well.
Prediction: Kelvin Gastelum (+120) via decision
Clay Guida vs Mark Madsen Odds & Prediction
Laying his perfect 10-0 record on the line is Mark “The Olympian” Madsen (-155) who has also won his first two bouts in the UFC. Looking to slap a loss on Madsen’s record is Clay “The Carpenter” Guida (+130), who picked up a win earlier this year, his first victory in nearly two years.
Prediction: Mark Madsen (-155) via decision
Parker Porter vs Chase Sherman Odds & Prediction
Looking to get back in the win column after having a four-fight winning streak snapped in his last appearance is Chase “The Vanilla Gorilla” Sherman (-200). Meanwhile, Parker Porter (+160) is looking for back-to-back wins after earning his first UFC victory last November.
Two lightweights coming off wins in their last outings will collide as Austin “Thud” Hubbard (-105) looks for a second win a row, having been on a win-one, lose-one streak over his last six fights. As for Vinc “From Hell” Pichel (-115), he’s won two straight since his first submission loss in 2018.
Prediction: Vinc Pichel (-115) via decision
Alexandre Pantoja vs Brandon Royval Odds & Prediction
Two highly-ranked flyweights will open the card with hopes of inching closer to a title shot. Alexandre “The Cannibal” Pantoja (-175) is the No. 3-ranked flyweight but is 2-2 over his last four but is coming off of a win in February. Meanwhile, Brandon “Raw Dawg” Royval (+145) won his first two UFC bouts but lost to now-champion, Brandon Moreno, last November and sits sixth in the rankings.