UFC is continuing its rapid pace of live events after coming back from pandemic disruption. Next up is Woodley vs Burns on UFC Fight Night coming up this Saturday live from Las Vegas.
UFC Fight Night Woodley vs Burns
Featherweight: Chris Gutierrez -120 vs. Vince Morales +100
Since 2018, Chris Gutierrez has lost just once. That’s why he’s the slight favorite over 9-4 Vince Morales.
Bantamweight: Louis Smolka +225 vs. Casey Kenney -265
This is a “get back on track” fight for Kenney. Merab Dvalishvili beat him in his last bout. For Smolka, it’s a chance to take down a more hyped fighter.
Flyweight: Tim Elliott -170 vs. Brandon Royval +150
Brandon Royval battles in the Octagon for the first time. Going back to 2017, Elliott has lost 3-of-4.
Light Heavyweight: Jamahal Hill -130 vs. Klidson Abreu +110
Undefeated Jamahal Hill faces his toughest test yet. Klidson Abreu is no joke. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu artist is 15-4. But Hill has a 4-inch height advantage. Will that be the determining factor?
Catchweight (150 pounds): Billy Quarantillo -150 vs. Spike Carlyle +130
Expect Quarantillo-Carlyle to be one of the most competitive fights on the card. Billy has a 13-2 record. Spike’s record is 9-1.
Flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian +140 vs. Antonina Shevchenko -160
The 8-1 Schevchenko can beat you standing up or on the ground. At 13-3 Katlyn Chookagian has more experience. She also heads into this off a title fight loss in February.
Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern -400 vs. Hannah Cifers +325
Dern offers the lowest odds of any fighter on the May 30 card. It makes sense because she’s 7-1 with 4 submission victories. Hannah Cifers gives up 3-inches in height. To pull off the upset, Cifers must keep this bout off the ground.
Lightweight: Brok Weaver +240 vs. Roosevelt Roberts -280
9-1 Roosevelt Roberts has knocked out 3 of his opponents. He’s submitted 4 others. Weaver is the underdog. But Brok hasn’t lost since 2016.
Welterweight: Kevin Holland -215 vs. Daniel Rodriguez +165
Holland’s a big favorite to take down Rodriguez. That’s because he’s got a 7-inch reach advantage. Daniel has a great 11-1 record. He’s knocked out 6 opponents and submitted 4. That gives the dog a shot in this match.
Heavyweight: Blagoy Ivanov +100 vs. Augusto Sakai -120
Based on odds, Ivanov-Sakai could go either way. Blagoy is 18-3. Sakai, 14-1-1, has a 4-inch reach advantage. 11 of Augusto’s 14 wins have come via TKO/KO.
Welterweight: Tyron Woodley +160 vs. Gilbert Burns -185
Burns versus Woodley should be a great fight. Tyron hasn’t fought since last March. Champ Kamara Usman beat Woodley via unanimous decision. Gilbert knocked out Demian Maia this past March at UFC Fight Night: Lee vs Olivera.
What a great bout to end the May 30 UFC Fight Night card!