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Borralho Headlines UFC Fight Night Undercard

Co-Main Event Among Four Bouts That Could Result in Finishes

Caio Borralho vs. Armen Petrosyan headlines the UFC Fight Night undercard on Saturday, which is fronted by Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev.

There are four fights for bettors to enjoy and UFC odds are available for every fight in Las Vegas.

Borralho Headlines UFC Main Card, July 9

Borralho vs Petrosyan

We’re excited for the co-main event between Borralho and Petrosyan, which sees -210 sportsbook favorite Borralho look to improve to 11-2.

The 29-year-old has had only one fight in the UFC, resulting in a decision win over Gadzhi Omargadzhiev. It was a professional effort from the Brazillian and he looked excellent on the Contender Series.

We expect him to dominate Petrosyan, who is the taller fighter but has a significant reach disadvantage. The 7-1 fighter got the better of Gregory Rodrigues in his UFC debut, so he got off the mark impressively.

However, he will do well to avoid getting knocked out by Borralho, who is an imposing fighter. He could end the fight early and he has his eyes set on bigger fights.

“My goal is to be a world champion; that was always the goal. Since I left my home, I said to my Mom, ‘I will be a world champion and I will be a UFC fighter.’ So, the first dream was to be a UFC fighter and I’m here,” Borralho told UFC.com before his debut in April. “Now I need to get my way to the top step-by-step. It’s just my debut right now, but I want to go step-by-step to the world title, for sure.”

Add Borralho to your UFC Fight Night picks as he should score a convincing victory.

  • Pick: Borralho -210

Silva vs Nurmagomedov

There has been serious money for Said Nurmagomedov, who is the overwhelming -280 favorite to beat Douglas Silva.

The Russian is 15-2 following a submission victory against Cody Stamann and a knockout win over Mark Striegl. Those wins were mightily impressive and they showcased his diverse skill set.

The wins came in under a minute, so that’s the task awaiting Silva on Saturday. Silva scored a submission victory of his own against Sergey Morozov, so he knows how to end the fight before the final hooter.

Silva has been in the UFC since 2014 and beaten the likes of Renan Barao and Marlon Vera, so the UFC betting underdog can’t be overlooked. However, we’re going with Nurmagomedov to continue his fine run of form.

  • Pick: Nurmagomedov -280

Vanderaa vs Sherman

We didn’t see the three-fight losing streak coming for Jared Vanderaa, who is the short favorite to get back on track.

Vanderaa started his losing streak against Alexander Romanov and continued when losing to Andrei Arlovski and Aleksei Oleinik earlier this year. He hasn’t been facing easy opponents, so he should welcome Chase Sherman.

Sherman, who missed out on an opportunity to use “Tank” as his nickname, was submitted by Romanov in May, extending his losing streak to three. He has faced many of the same opposition as Vanderaa, but with 10 losses on his record, he’s tough to get behind.

It’s another short-priced favorite, but include Vanderaa in your selections. He is better than advertised and it’s a must-win for his future with the UFC.

  • Pick: Vanderaa –200

Johnson vs Mullarkey

Jamie Mullarkey can add his name to the list of short favorites on the UFC Fight Night card.

The 27-year-old has the age advantage over Michael Johnson and he’s good enough to bounce back from a loss to Jalin Turner.

Mullarkey was knocked out in the second round, but it’s his knockouts over Khama Worthy and Devonte Smith that stand out. They were superb efforts, so we’re not surprised by the -260 odds.

Johnson scored a knockout win over Alan Patrick, so the power is there. However, the 36-year-old is past his best and Mullarkey should take advantage.

Mullarkey is another short-priced favorite on the card but he could kick off the main card in style for bettors.

  • Pick: Mullarkey -260

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