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Sean Strickland (right) is favored in the Hall (left) vs Strickland odds.

The middleweight division will be in the spotlight for this week’s UFC Fight Night when No. 8-ranked Uriah Hall takes on No. 11-ranked Sean Strickland with both men holding ambitions to climb the ladder and get closer to that coveted title shot.

The UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the site for UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Strickland. In the headliner fight, Hall vs Strickland odds have the lower-ranked Strickland as the betting favorite.

Riding his best stretch ever in the UFC, Hall has won four fights in a row with three stoppages, ending Anderson Silva’s illustrious career and perhaps Chris Weidman’s as well in his last two outings.

Similarly, Strickland is on a four-fight winning streak with two knockouts and those in the know are talking about how he could be hitting his stride and ready to make a run at UFC gold.

Hall vs Strickland Odds

Online sportsbook Bovada released the Hall vs Strickland odds along with all of the UFC Fight Night betting lines and in the main event, Strickland is the -200 chalk and Hall is a +160 underdog. This means you would wager $200 to profit $100 with a Strickland win, while a $100 winning bet on Hall would net you $160.

We can further examine the Hall vs Strickland betting odds with our sports betting calculator. Hall’s +160 odds represent an implied win probability of 38.46percent while Strickland’s line of -200 has an implied win probability of 66.67 percent.

The biggest favorite of the entire card is in the lightweight prelim fight with Rafa Garcia (-325) favored over Chris Gruetzemacher (+250). The tightest betting line comes one fight before the Garcia bout in the featherweight division between Kai Kamaka (-115) and Danny Chavez (-105).

Hall vs Strickland Betting Odds & Fight Card

Hall vs Strickland Betting Lines & Fight Card
  • Main Card
  • Middleweight – Uriah Hall (+160) vs Sean Strickland (-200)
  • Bantamweight – Kyung Ho Kang (-120) vs Rani Yahya (+100)
  • Women’s Strawweight – Cheyanne Buys (-170) vs Gloria de Paula (+140)
  • Welterweight – Niklas Stolze (-200) vs Jared Gooden (+160)
  • Welterweight – Bryan Barberena (-275) vs Jason Witt (+220)
  • Prelims
  • Featherweight – Collin Anglin (+115) vs Melsik Baghdasaryan (-140)
  • Lightweight – Chris Gruetzemacher (+250) vs Rafa Garcia (-325)
  • Featherweight – Danny Chavez (-105) vs Kai Kamaka (-115)
  • Women’s Strawweight – Jinh Yu Frey (+125) vs Ashley Yoder (-150)
  • Flyweight -- Ryan Benoit (-135) vs Zarrukh Adashev (+115)
  • Welterweight – Philip Rowe (+125) vs Orion Cosce (-150)

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UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Strickland Broadcast Information
  • Date/Time: July 31, 6 p.m. ET
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Arena: UFC Apex
  • Where to Watch: ESPN/ESPN+

Uriah Hall vs Sean Strickland Odds & Prediction

Fighter Odds
Uriah Hall +160
Sean Strickland -200

A winning streak will come to an end in the main event, halting a bid to break into the top five in rankings for one of these fighters. Uriah “Primetime” Hall (+160) has failed to live up to the hype from his Ultimate Fighter performance but perhaps is putting it all together now. Meanwhile, Sean “Tarzan” Strickland (-200) has found his perfect weight class, middleweight, where he’s undefeated.

Hall: Need to Knows
  • Hall has struggled immensely with consistency; his current four-fight winning streak is his longest streak (winning or losing) since he opened his career at 4-0. His record is 17-9 with 13 knockout wins and four losses in that manner.
  • There is no doubt that Primetime has great striking skills with scary knockout power and has creative attacks that make him more dangerous. However, his output is low, surpassing 50 significant strikes in a fight only twice through 17 UFC bouts. He averages 3.34 significant strikes per minute, absorbing 3.54.
  • Hall only lands 0.67 takedowns per 15 minutes and hasn’t secured one since August 2015; he also stuffs 69 percent of takedown attempts. He takes the center of the cage and typically just slowly inches forward looking to counter.
  • With that approach, though, he will waste plenty of time simply walking around with no strikes thrown. When he’s blitzed, he doesn’t have great defense, rather trying to push his opponents’ hands away.
  • Hall’s last three fights were Antonio Carlos Jr. (win – split decision), Anderson Silva (win – knockout) and Chris Weidman (win – knockout).
Strickland: Need to Knows
  • Strickland was the KOTC middleweight champ but in his third UFC bout he dropped to welterweight, where all three of his pro losses occurred. At middleweight, he’s a perfect 18-0. Overall, he’s 23-3 with 14 stoppage wins (10 knockouts, four submissions).
  • Tarzan loves a good brawl and is always forcing the fight. He rarely gives his opponents a moment to breathe. If they stop advancing toward him, he takes charge and fires a punch. He averages 5.14 significant strikes per minute, absorbing just 3.64.
  • He can wrestle, though it isn’t his main approach, averaging 1.14 takedowns per 15 minutes. His biggest weapon is his conditioning, which allows him to continue pressuring his foes to eventually break them and earn the win. In between rounds, Strickland can be seen pacing or bouncing around.
  • An area he needs to work on is the kicking game, both defensively and offensively. He primarily just boxes in the cage and he doesn’t read kicks coming his way, rarely checking low kicks.
  • Strickland’s last three fights were Jack Marshman (win – unanimous decision), Brendan Allen (win – knockout) and Krzysztof Jotko (win – unanimous decision).

Prediction: Sean Strickland (-200) via knockout

Kyung Ho Kang vs Rani Yahya Odds & Prediction

Fighter Odds
Kyung Ho Kang -120
Rani Yahya +100

Rani Yahya (+100) picked up his first win in three years earlier in 2021 and now has his sights set on beginning a winning streak. As for Kyung Ho “Mr. Perfect” Kang (-120), he is on a three-fight winning streak but he hasn’t been in the Octagon since December 2019.

Kang: Need to Knows
  • The current winning streak is the second three-fight run of Kang’s UFC career. He carries a 17-8 record with one no contest and 13 of his victories are stoppages (11 submissions). Five of his defeats have come by decision.
  • Mr. Perfect is quite fast on his feet and will throw some wild strikes, like flying knees, because he’s not worried about getting taken down thanks to his elite submission skills. Not only is he dangerous with submissions but he also has good ground and pound.
  • He averages 2.53 takedowns per 15 minutes and is successful in 59 percent of his attempts. In the standup, he primarily tries to maintain distance and time his takedown attempts or he does big flashy moves.
  • Kang’s last three fights were Teruto Ishihara (win – submission), Brandon Davis (win – split decision) and Pingyuan Liu (win – split decision).
Yahya: Need to Knows
  • A veteran of the cage, this is Yahya’s 19th walk to the Octagon. He sports a 27-10-1 record with one no contest. All of his 21 stoppage wins have come by submission and he’s been submitted once.
  • Rani has good kicks at distance and typically throws big overhand strikes looking to land heavy or close the distance so he can get into a grappling exchange.
  • He averages 2.89 takedowns per 15 minutes and is extremely dangerous when the fight hits the floor. Yahya has good top control that overwhelms his foes, forcing them to scramble, which opens areas for him to lock up a choke.
  • Yahya’s last three fights were Ricky Simon (loss – unanimous decision), Enrique Barzola (majority draw) and Ray Rodriguez (win – submission).

Prediction: Kyung Ho Kang (-120) via decision

Cheyanne Buys vs Gloria de Paula Odds & Prediction

Fighter Odds
Cheyanne Buys -170
Gloria de Paula +140

Two women coming off losses look to right the ship in this bout. Cheyenne “The Warrior Princess” Buys (-170) lost her debut after winning a contract in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series last August. A similar story is written for Gloria “Glorinha” de Paula (+140), who got her contract in November but lost in March.

Buys: Need to Knows
  • Buys’ loss to Montserrat Conejo in March snapped a four-fight winning streak. Her record heading into this fight is 5-2 with six of those bouts going the distance. Her lone finish was a knockout win in her debut.
  • The Warrior Princess is aggressive, always marching forward looking to get into a fight. She has good footwork and she does a good job keeping her hands high. Her counters are crisp and accurate and she often throws combinations.
  • She struggled to get off her back in her loss to Conejo, getting taken down four times. However, her offensive grappling is solid, especially in the clinch.
  • Buys’ last three fights were Rebecca Adney (win – unanimous decision), Hilarie Rose (win – unanimous decision) and Montserrat Conejo (loss – unanimous decision).
De Paula: Need to Knows
  • De Paula’s record has been wildly inconsistent for a young fighter, with no streak (winning or losing) of more than two. De Paula is 5-3 with all three loses coming by the scorecards. Three of her wins have been knockouts.
  • Glorinha has been taken down twice in each of her fights in the UFC, including her DWTNCS appearance, but she outstruck both opponents. She averages 3.33 significant strikes per minute, absorbing 1.20, and she makes her foes miss 70 percent of their strike attempts.
  • She has great knees within the clinch but at striking range she really focuses on closing the distance before letting her hands go. I think she would be much more of a threat if she had a higher output.
  • De Paula’s last three fights were Rafaela Rodrigues (win – knockout), Pauline Macias (win – unanimous decision) and Jinh Yu Frey (loss – unanimous decision).

Prediction: Cheyenne Buys (-170) via decision

Niklas Stolze vs Jared Gooden Odds & Prediction

Fighter Odds
Niklas Stolze -200
Jared Gooden +160

This bout was moved from the prelims to co-main event after a couple of fights were called off. Niklas “Green Mask” Stolze (-200) lost his UFC debut last July to Ramazan Emeev and now searches for a win in the Octagon. Jared "NiteTrain" Gooden (+170) takes this fight on late notice after Mounir Lazzez withdrew earlier this week.

Stolze: Need to Knows
  • Prior to his loss, Stolze had been on a four-fight winning streak. He sports a 12-4 record with nine stoppage wins (four knockouts, five submissions). All of his losses have come by decision.
  • He is a kickboxer and understandably has great leg kicks that are fast and powerful. I really like when Green Mask fires out a jab as he moves backward when his opponents engage with him.
  • On the floor, he has good submission skills and solid takedown defense, though he was taken down four times by Ramazan Emeev.
  • Stolze’s last three fights were Christian Draxler (win – knockout), Omar Jesus Santana (win – unanimous decision) and Ramazan Emeev (loss – unanimous decision).
Gooden: Need to Knows
  • Gooden has dropped his two UFC appearances, both by decision. He carries a 17-6 record with 13 stoppages, seven knockouts and six submissions, while only being stopped once -- a knockout.
  • NiteTrain was outstuck severely in his two losses, averaging 4.77 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 7.60. 
  • He has good footwork but keeps his hands low and doesn't have a lot of head movement. At times, he over extends on his strikes which leaves him vulnerable to counters, though, he has a snappy jab. 
  • Gooden's last three fights were Trent McCown (win - knockout), Alan Jouban (loss - unanimous decision) and Abubakar Nurmagomedov (loss - unanimous decision).

Prediction: Niklas Stolze (-200) via decision

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Bryan Barberena vs Jason Witt Odds & Prediction

Fighter Odds
Bryan Barberena -275
Jason Witt +220

Following a win last September, Bryan “Bam Bam” Barberena (-275) is looking for consecutive victories for the first time since 2016. Meanwhile, Jason “The Vanilla Gorilla” Witt (+220) is on a win-one, lose-one streak over his last four fights, coming off a loss in March.

Barberena: Need to Knows
  • Barberena had his first-ever losing skid in 2019, dropping back-to-back fights, but he rebounded with a decision win in September. He is 15-7 with 10 knockout wins while four of his losses have been decisions.
  • Bam Bam is a warrior with a seemingly iron chin. He’s taken plenty of damage in some fights and it took until running into dangerous opponents Vicente Luque and Randy Brown for him to get knocked out.
  • He is an active brawler, averaging 5.48 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.70. Bryan always marches forward ready to get into a war and his conditioning is strong enough to let him push the pace for the whole fight. He runs into trouble with very technical strikers.
  • Barberena’s last three fights were Vicente Luque (loss – knockout), Randy Brown (loss – knockout) and Anthony Ivy (win – unanimous decision).
Witt: Need to Knows
  • Witt definitely knows he’s not paid by the hour with all three of his UFC fights ending in stoppages, including one in which he was the victor. Overall, he stands 18-7 with each of his losses being finishes (five knockouts, two submissions), while 11 of his wins have been stoppages (three knockouts, eight submissions).
  • The Vanilla Gorilla is a strong grappler, with the ability to lift his opponents over his head and slam them. On the floor, he’s heavy on top and aggressive in searching for submissions or battering his foes with ground and pound.
  • His striking is typically just big overhand strikes and heavy kicks that he loads up on. He hits hard when he lands but lack of head movement defensively has led to him getting knocked out.
  • Witt’s last three fights were Takashi Sato (loss – knockout), Cole Williams (win – submission) and Matthew Semelsberger (loss – knockout).

Prediction: Bryan Barberena (-275) via knockout

UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Strickland Best Bets

Fighter Odds
Middleweight – Sean Strickland -200
Bantamweight -- Kyung Ho Kang -120
Women’s Strawweight – Cheyanne Buys -170
Welterweight -- Niklas Stolze -200
Welterweight – Bryan Barberena -275