In a heavyweight bout on Saturday’s main card, Junior Dos Santos and Ciryl Gane meet at UFC 256 at the UFC’s APEX facility in Las Vegas. The prelims kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN+, followed by the main card on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET.
Dos Santos (21-8) steps in as the decisive underdog. He has a four-inch attain disadvantage in opposition to his unbeaten counterpart. In addition, he has 4.59 significant strikes landed per minute to five.12 for Gane, and he’s barely behind in important strikes-accuracy share at 49.71 to 48.24. Dos Santos enters this one on a three-bout shedding skid, falling to Francis Ngannou, Curtis Blaydes, and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, all by the use of KO/TKO. In truth, every of Dos Santos’ previous 5 fights has completed by way of knockout, together with a pair of wins. He’s 3-3 since his title-shot loss to Stipe Miocic on Might 13, 2017, which appears so way back now.
Gane (6-0) has quickly risen to be one of the best within the division. He has simply six professional fights below his belt, but they’re all wins, together with a 3-0 mark since arriving on the UFC level. Two of these victories have come by way of submission, including a Spherical 1 stoppage in his UFC debut against Raphael Pessoa on Aug. 10, 2019. He went the space towards Tanner Boser’s last time out on Dec. 21, 2019, his first time being unable to get a stoppage in his six outings.
Junior Dos Santos vs. Ciryl Gane: Betting odds, predictions, and picks
Gane (-450) is a heavy, heavy favorite, but you can not risk 4 and a half instances of your potential return, even on an unbeaten fighter going through an aging veteran on a three-bout shedding skid.
GANE BY KO/TKO, DQ, or SUBMISSION (-150) is the higher play on the 5-way line. As such, this one won’t go the space, but taking part in No (-250) is simply too costly. As a substitute, goal UNDER 2.5 ROUNDS (-185) for a slightly higher worth. Also, going with GANE IN ROUND 1 (+210) and GANE IN ROUND 2 (+375) on the round betting traces is a good worth if he can win in both of the first two rounds. Sure, you will lose one finish, but you’ll still be properly forward if he cashes in both, particularly if he wins within the second.
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