Kyung Ho Kang vs Rani Yahya headlines the UFC undercard in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Uriah Hall vs Sean Strickland is the main event, but there are four quality fights for bettors to enjoy on the undercard, including Ryan Benoit vs Zarrukh Adashev.
Online betting is available for every UFC fight and we’re looking forward to an exciting Vegas 33 card.
Kyung Ho Kang vs Rani Yahya
Kyung Ho “Mr. Perfect” Kang is 17-8-0 and he’s looking to build on that record against Rani Yahya.
The South Korean hasn’t fought since 2019 when he scored a decision win over Pingyuan Liu. Prior to that he scored a decision win over Brandon Davis and a first-round submission win over Teruto Ishihara at UFC 234.
The 33-year-old from Busan is looking to extend his winning streak to four, but Yahya comes off a confidence-building win over Ray Rodriguez so he won’t be easy to beat.
— Billy C Carson (@CoachCarson) January 15, 2018
He is an experienced fighter with a 27-10-1 record, which is why he’s getting respect in UFC betting markets. Yayha is +110 to beat Kang and he’s looking to beat the UFC submission record in the process.
Yayha has six submission wins, which ties him with Urijah Faber.
“I dreamed of being featured in the world’s greatest fighting organization,” Yahya told MMA Junkie. “That’s where I am today. I’m coming off a win. Of course, I’ve visualized myself eventually becoming champion. It hasn’t happened yet.
“I hold the record of most submissions at bantamweight (tied with Faber) and I plan to keep moving in that direction. I want to continue breaking records.”
We believe he will get the record, but not against Kang. We like Kang to win at -140 and extend his winning run.
Pick: Kyung Ho Kang -140
Cheyanne Buys vs Gloria de Paula
The women’s strawweight division is in good hands with Cheyanne Buys, who is the firm favorite to beat Gloria de Paula.
She wasn’t able to beat Montserrat Ruiz in March, but the decision loss was a close contest and her aggression will win her many fights in the UFC.
Apparently Cheyanne Buys chipped her tooth 😳
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— Alex Behunin (@AlexBehunin) July 27, 2021
Gloria de Paul is 5-3-0 following a loss to Jinh Yu Frey. She was frustrated with her UFC debut and we expect a better showing from the Brazilian on Saturday. However, we’re picking against her in this matchup.
Buys is the overwhelming -165 favorite and it’s only a matter of time before she shows her best MMA skills in the Octagon.
Pick: Cheyanne Buys -165
Ryan Benoit vs Zarrukh Adashev
In one of the more even fights on the UFC betting card, Ryan Benoit looks to improve on his 10-7 record with a win over the 3-3 opponent.
Benoit hasn’t had the easiest time of it, but he has faced quality opponents throughout his career. The 31-year-old comes off a loss to Tim Elliott, which is a better form guide than most fighters on this card.
Despite his most recent win coming in 2017, Benoit is desperate for success and Adashev could be in for a tough battle.
UFC odds have Adashev at even money to win and turn around his recent decision loss to Su Mudaerji. It followed a knockout loss to Tyson Nam, which lasted all of 32 seconds.
Adashev has struggled in the UFC and we don’t think his fortunes will change. Benoit is the more seasoned fighter and capable of winning at generous odds.
Pick: Ryan Benoit Ev
Bryan Barberena vs Jason Witt
Bryan Barberena is one of the shortest favorites on the card at -270 and the dangerous welterweight is capable of scoring a knockout win.
The 32-year-old scored a decision win over Anthony Ivy last year, which followed consecutive losses to Randy Brown and Vicente Luque. However, they were tough opponents and Jason Witt isn’t on the same level.
Barberena has beaten the likes of Jake Ellenberger, Joe Proctor and Warley Alves throughout his career, so he demands respect.
Witt was knocked out in 16 seconds against Matthew Semelsberger in March and that will take some recovering from. It’s the second time he has suffered a quick knockout loss in a year, so we like Barberena to take this one in similar fashion.
The -270 line is short but parlay the Californian with Benoit, Buys and Kang for a nice payout.