UFC Fight Night Betting: Three Fights To Consider Betting On

  • In the UFC Fight Night main event Deiveson Figueiredo is a -205 odds favorite over Joseph Benavidez.
  • Marc Diakiese (-170) is favored over Rafael Fiziev (+140) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday.
  • Askar Askarov is a +165 underdog against Alexandre Pantoja who has -205 odds.

LAS VEGASThe UFC has consistently hosted fights with no fans and only essential staff in attendance throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The protocols have worked in keeping the UFC in business as Dana White and company have opened up the UFC Apex in Las Vegas as well as UFC Island which hosted its first event on July 11.

The latest UFC event will be the UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo at UFC Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The UFC Fight Night events are typically for up and coming fighters which mean there’s a good chance some advantageous betting opportunities are in line.

There is a full slate of fights for bettors to choose from but three fights, in particular, should help UFC bettors bring home a nice return at online betting sites.

Main Event - Flyweight Division Championship - Figueiredo (18-1) vs. Benavidez (28-6)

  • Joseph Benavidez -205
  • Deiveson Alcantra Fuigueiredo +165

Winner: Deiveson Alcantra Figueiredo (+165). This fight will be a classic battle of two of the top fighters in the flyweight division facing each other in a rematch.

In the first fight between the two in February, Deiveson Alcantra Figueiredo won by a TKO but was not awarded the flyweight title because he missed weight prior to the fight. Benvidez is looking to redeem himself here that motivation plus being the -205 favorite at sportsbooks could push him to victory in this fight.

However, bettors should take the +165 odds on Figueiredo to pull off the upset and become the flyweight champion as he’s the more polished striker that isn’t afraid to bring the fight to Benavidez.

Flyweight Division - Pantoja (22-4) vs. Askarov (11-0-1)

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  • Alexandre Pantoja -205
  • Askar Askarov +165

Winner: Askar Askarov (+165). Askrarov has proven he’s a fighter capable of winning in multiple ways and Pantoja might be one of the best fighters Askarov has faced in his young UFC career.

Pantoja is the more polished fighter but betting on the underdog here is where the best value for this fight is.

Askarov has the striking power to do damage but he’ll most try to get Pantoja on the ground and force him into submission as seven of his 11 career victories have come by way of submission. Bettors should feel comfortable taking the +165 on Askarov to pull off the upset on Saturday.

Lightweight Division - Diakiese (14-3) vs. Fiziev (7-1)

  • Marc Diakiese -170
  • Rafael Fiziev +140

Winner: Marc Diakiese (-170). This will be both of these fighters' first fights of the year so expect this fight to start slowly.

Each fighter is looking to climb the lightweight division ladder and will need a victory here to stay in the hunt. Diakiese is the favorite at -170 odds and should be able to dominate this fight early on.

Four of Diakiese’s last five fights have all been decided by the judges so expect this fight to go the distance and parlay that with a Diakese victory. Those looking to bet on the underdog Fiziev should roll the dice on his +140 odds to win but it will be an uphill battle.

UFC Fight Night: Benavidez vs. Figueiredo prelims will begin at 5 p.m. and the main card will begin around 8 p.m. ET. All fights will be broadcasted on the ESPN and ESPN+ channel or streaming platform.