UFC in Vegas 32 Pick’ Em: Fight Card Preview, Predictions and Best Bets

TJ Dillashaw in New York City.   Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

TJ Dillashaw in New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

 

UFC in Vegas 32 Pick’ Em: Fight Card Preview, Predictions & Best Bets We’re back with our UFC in Vegas Fight Night predictions. The UFC in Vegas 32: Cory Sandhagen vs. TJ Dillashaw main card UFC Odds are available. Read on for our complete betting guide and preview next weekend’s favourite matchups, including updated odds and our free expert betting predictions.

 

Cory Sandhagen vs. TJ Dillashaw

 

UFC Bantamweight Bout

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021 – 11:35 PM ET at the Apex Centre

 

After testing positive for a banned substance, former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has spent two years and six months on the sidelines with a suspension from USADA. This weekend at the Apex Centre, his long-awaited return will be over as he’ll face one of the divisions most dangerous strikers in Cory Sandhagen.

 

Dillashaw (16-4-0) last fought with a double-champ status in mind. Still, the bantamweight champion at the time couldn’t secure a flyweight title win over Henry Cejudo, suffering a first-round knockout. After his suspension, his bantamweight crown was vacated, and the division has since moved on. But can Dillashaw return to the elite level he once fought at?

 

Cory Sandhagen (14-2-0) has taken the UFC by storm, and within the period Dillashaw was absent, he’s competed on five occasions. Sandhagen owns a 7-1 record since making his UFC debut, finishing five of those bouts inside the distance – to say he’s a dangerous finisher is an understatement.

 

During the weekend’s main event contest, I anticipate a technical battle to play out; however, I suspect that Dillashaw will struggle with the size disadvantage and find his way inside the pocket. To gain distance on Sandhagen, the former champ will be required to risk a barrage of incoming strikes, something that should make him hesitant. If Dillashaw is forced to fight on the outside, it’s hard to envision him landing even 50% of his attempted strikes.

 

Dillashaw does own strong background in wrestling, but Sandhagen has proven time and time again that his takedown defence is strong enough to conquer the divisions elite.

 

With the long layoff, size disadvantage, and mental warfare all seeming to favour the near 6-foot Cory Sandhagen, I believe the rising star can continue to make his mark by finishing Dillashaw inside twenty-five minutes.

 

UFC Vegas 32 Best Bet: TJ Dillashaw @ -190 with William Hill [1.90u returns 1u profit]

 

 

Maycee Barber vs. Miranda Maverick

 

UFC Women’s Flyweight Bout

 

Saturday, July 24, 2021 – 11:05 PM ET at the Apex Centre 

 

Two of the women’s flyweight prospects go head-to-head with the potential to gain severe strides in the rankings; the odds are close but will the contest between Maycee Barber and Miranda Maverick play out as the available lines suggest?

 

Maycee Barber owned a significant amount of hype following her UFC debut, and after a three-fight win streak (all via TKO) in the UFC, the hype was certified. However, a recent two-fight losing skid has dropped her stock, casting doubt amongst critics and fans alike. Still, aged just 23-years-old, Barber is only gaining more experience and skills by spending her early career fighting against the worlds top level of competition.

 

On the flip side, Miranda Maverick made her UFC debut last year and has run through the competition with a 2-0 UFC record. Just one year older than Barber, Maverick is also young in the game, but it’s evident that her broad skill set has proven to be more refined than her opponent.

 

Should Maverick remain technical, I don’t give Barber much chance of victory in this bout. Barber will be required to brawl and make this fight a slugfest to have her hand raised – something I believe Maverick can avoid.

 

UFC Vegas 32 Best Bet: Miranda Maverick to win @ -148 with FanDuel [1.40u returns 1u profit]

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