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There are 11 fights on the card tonight, including the main event between light heavyweights Anthony Smith and Glover Teixera. It’s the only battle between UFC-ranked fighters on the card, but there are still plenty of up-and-coming talents that will be on display tonight on ESPN+ starting at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Let’s take a look at a few of the questions, and make some picks as to who will win and how.
Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixera
- Anthony Smith
- Glover Teixera
Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira - Winning Method
- Anthony Smith by KO, TKO or DQ
- Anthony Smith by Submission
- Anthony Smith by Decision
- Glover Teixeira by KO, TKO or DQ
- Glover Teixeira by Submission
- Glover Teixeira by Decision
It’s really hard to have a draw in UFC, with three judges and three rounds meaning either a point has to be deducted, so ignore that. Smith is the -190 favorite here on the money line, which certainly makes him the favored fighter. We’ll go with the money and take the #4-ranked Smith to win this light heavyweight division matchup. He’s also +100 to win via knockout, and in a battle of big guys we think he ends the proceedings before the 15 minutes are up.
Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux
- Ben Rothwell
- Ovince Saint Preux
Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux - Winning Method
- Ben Rothwell by KO, TKO or DQ
- Ben Rothwell by Submission
- Ben Rothwell by Decision
- Ovince Saint Preux by KO, TKO or DQ
- Ovince Saint Preux by Submission
- Ovince Saint Preux by Decision
This one should be close, with the odds closing as both fighters get closer to the ringing of the bell. The action on Rothwell has been heavy, as even as a slight underdog he’s seeing more of the betting action. And if he’s going to win he’ll likely do it by knockout, as that’s how he’s won 75% of his UFC fights
Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori
- Karl Roberson
- Marvin Vettori
Only one fighter missed weight yesterday at the weigh-in, and that was Roberson. For the failed scale, he’ll forfeit 20% of his purse to Vettori, and also his chance to be our choice here. If you can’t make weight, how prepared can you be to fight? These guys also got into it verbally yesterday, so Vettori should have no issue being prepared to come out fast and furious.
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