It may be a UFC Fight Night undercard, but it wouldn’t look out of place on a pay-per-view card.
UFC betting odds have framed four quality fights on the Blaydes vs Daukaus undercard, including Joanne Wood vs Alexa Grasso.
Bettors can also include the likes of Matt Brown vs Bryan Barberena and Askar Askarov vs Kai Kara-France.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and UFC odds. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Joanne Wood vs Alexa Grasso
Most of the early money has come for Alexa Grasso and we expect the 28-year-old to have the advantage.
She comes off a decision win over Maycee Barber, which is a quality performance, and it followed another decision win against Ji Yeon Kim.
Joanne Wood is the more experienced fighter at 15-7. She defeated Jessica Eye in January 2021, but she followed it up with consecutive losses to Lauren Murphy and Talia Santos.
Grasso is paying -240 at the sportsbook and she is a good bet on the UFC Fight Night undercard.
Pick: Alexa Grasso -240
Matt Brown vs Bryan Barberena
There isn’t anything splitting Matt Brown and Bryan Barberena in UFC betting markets.
They’re each paying -115 to win, which is a fair market given how close we expect this fight to be.
It should go the distance but we expect Barberena to have the physical edge as the younger fighter.
He comes off a decision victory against Darian Weeks, who he should have beaten and did so comfortably.
Brown has 25 wins on his record and he rebounded from a loss to Carlos Condit with a knockout win over Dhiego Lima.
Late money should come for Barberena, so lock in the price.
Pick: Bryan Barberena -115
Askar Askarov vs Kai Kara-France
We think Kai Kara-France is a rising star of the flyweight division, so the +240 odds could be worth taking.
The New Zealand fighter is 23-9 after knocking out Cody Garbrandt in the first round at UFC 269, so he must be respected.
“Definitely a wonderful fight for me,” Kara-France told Sportskeeda. “So, obviously, this will all happen on good time. I’m not going to force it. One thing at a time and yeah when it does happen, I’ll be more than ready. So yeah, March 26, March 27 in New Zealand on a Sunday.
“So everyone watching back home, you know, if you saw my last fight, you just expect fireworks. Expect, you know, bad intentions, violence and highlight-reel knockouts. Don’t blink.”
He faces Askar Askarov, who is unbeaten in 15 fights after beating Joseph Benavidez at UFC 259. He fits the mold of a quality fighter, but we’re not prepared to take the -350.
It’s too short and there is better value with Kara-France, who owns explosive knockout power and confidence.
Pick: Kai Kara-France +250
Ilir Latifi vs Aleksei Oleinik
Give credit to Aleksei Oleinik for putting his body on the line as a 44-year-old with 76 professional fights.
He is a warhorse, but we think his best days are clearly behind him and his recent record reflects as much.
Oleinik has lost three consecutive fights to Derrick Lewis, Chris Daukaus and Sergey Spivak, who are all quality fighters. However, Ilir Latifi could have the power edge.
Latifi was too strong for Tanner Boser in June last year, and although he hasn’t fought since, he should overcome the layoff.
His most recent loss came to Lewis, but it came via decision. Going three rounds without getting knocked out by Lewis is an achievement, so we’re happy with the -175 odds and he’s one of our UFC best bets.