For the third-straight week, the UFC is back at the APEX in Las Vegas for UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis. Saturday’s event starts at 5 p.m. ET on with eight preliminary bouts, followed by six fights on the main card starting at 8 p.m. ET. Both cards will be streamed exclusively on ESPN+.
The main event features a heavyweight battle between Curtis “Razor” Blaydes and Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis. Blaydes enters the octagon ranked second in the heavyweight division, while Lewis is fourth in the rankings. We are here to breakdown the odds on that fight and a couple others on the card that might be of interest. Odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis
This is bout has two of the best fighters in the heavyweight division. Blaydes enters the UFC APEX with a professional fighting record of 14-2 (1 NC) and the favorite (-435) over Lewis. He is receiving 44% of the handle and 59% of bets. “Razor” Blaydes has won two-straight bouts, which includes a winning decision at UFC on ESPN 11 in June. At that event, he defeated Alexander Volkov by unanimous decision.
The 30-year-old has not lost a bout since November 2018 at UFC Fight Night 141, where he was defeated by Francis Ngannou in Round 1 by technical knockout. Coincidentally, his first loss came against Ngannou a couple of years earlier in 2016.
As for Lewis, he walks into the octagon as the underdog (+320), but is getting a lot of action on the betting lines. “The Black Beast” Lewis is receiving 56% of the handle but only 41% of the bets.
The 36-year-old fighter has a professional fighting record of 24-7 (1 NC). The Houston native has won three-straight bouts, with his latest win happening in August. At UFC Fight Night 174, Lewis defeated Alexey Oleynik by technical knockout in Round 2. Out of his 24 career wins, Lewis has won 19 bouts by either knockout or technical knockout.
Ketlen Vieira vs. Yana Kunitskaya
In the co-main event on Saturday, Ketlen Vieira will take on Yana Kunitskaya in a ranked women’s bantamweight bout. Vieira, who is ranked sixth in the women’s bantamweight division, enters as a big favorite at -278.
She is also receiving 64% of the handle and 80% of the bets. “Fenomeno” Vieira has a professional fighting record of 10-1. The 29-year-old last fought at UFC 253 in September, where she defeated Sijara Eubaks by unanimous decision. Before that bout, she fought at UFC 245 in December 2019, where Vieira lost to Irene Aldana in the first round by knockout.
Kunitskaya walks into the octagon with a professional fighting record of 12-5 (1 NC) and the underdog at +215. She is only receiving 36% of the handle and 20% of the bets. The 31-year-old last fought at UFC Fight Night 174 in August, where she defeated Julija Stoliarenko by unanimous decision.
Nate Landwehr vs. Julian Erosa
Landwehr vs. Erosa is one of several matches on the preliminary card on Saturday. But they are only fight with both competitors odds set at minus money; Landwehr’s odds is -117, while Erosa’s is -106. However, the 32-year-old Landwehr is receiving 56% of the handle and 64% of the bets.
“Train” Landwehr has a professional fighting record of 14-3 and recently made his UFC debut last year. In first-ever UFC bout, Landwehr lost to Herbert Burns by knockout in Round 1 at UFC Fight Night 166. But he bounced back months later at UFC on ESPN 8, defeating Darren Elkins by unanimous decision.
As for Erosa, he walks into the bout with a professional fighting record of 24-9. “Juicy J” is receiving 44% of the handle and 36% of the bets. The 31-year-old last fought in June at UFC on ESPN 12, where he defeated Sean Woodson by submission in Round 3.
Before that fight he competed at CageSport 60 in February, where Erosa secured a submission win in Round 1. Out of his 24 professional wins, Erosa has 11 by submission and 10 by either technical knockout or knockout.
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis betting splits
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