Hernandez Headlines Fight Night Card
Saturday’s UFC Fight Card is headlined by Mackenzie Dern vs Angela Hill, but there are plenty of other great fights on the card.
UFC odds are available for the entire card, and we have found three of the best fights to include in our UFC parlay, including the Shahbazyan vs Hernandez fight.
Winning Streak to Continue
2021.02.13 Anthony Hernandez def. Rodolfo Viera via submission (Arm-in Guillotine choke) at 1:53 of round 2 pic.twitter.com/WoUrg3upJX
— The Fight Business (@ZeroContextMMA) May 16, 2023
UFC betting has Anthony Hernandez at -200 to beat Edmen Shahbazyan, and we’re including those odds in our parlay.
The 29-year-old fighter has looked impressive since arriving in the UFC, including recent victories over Marc-Andre Barriault and Josh Fremd.
His win over Barriault came with a third-round submission, which makes him both a striking and grappling threat, and that could be too much for Shahbazyan to handle on Saturday.
Hernandez also has submission wins over Jun-Yong Park and Rodolfo Vieria, so he’s one of the best submission artists in the UFC.
“I’ll fight someone in the street, in the parking lot, it doesn’t matter who or where it is,” Hernandez said. “It’s a lot safer in the Octagon, though, since there is a ref here to stop it. A fight is a fight. Keep it simple.
“I’ve gone on streaks before when I was an amateur and when I was pro and, honestly, it’s just focus on one fight at a time, and I’ll be successful.”
Sport betting odds have favorable odds and he should boost parlay payouts.
Buckley to Bounce Back
Joaquin Buckley (@Newmansa94) reveals the reason why he dropped to welterweight: ‘I got tired of getting knocked out’#UFCVegas73 pic.twitter.com/Har7TJmQ8R
— MMA Mania (@mmamania) May 17, 2023
Andre Fialho vs Joaquin Buckley is an interesting matchup because they’re both desperate for a win, but Buckley is the more dangerous fighter.
The 15-6 fighter makes his 2023 debut following a knockout loss to Chris Curtis last December, which took some months to get over.
It’s never easy to come back from a devastating knockout, but Buckley is a dangerous fighter who has knocked out the likes of Albert Duraev, Jordan Wright, and Antonio Arroyo.
He’s not a fighter who needs to score the knockout in the first round, either. He has no problem with his cardio, so Fialho needs to be on full alert for the full 15 minutes in the Octagon.
Even if he’s losing on points after two rounds, UFC live betting markets can’t underrate Buckley. He’s a knockout artist and we expect him to score a big victory to get his career back on track.
“Let me show you what I can do with somebody my size, my height, my range, my length and everything. Watch what I do to him. I gave a lot of guys problems at 185 — you can only imagine what I’m gonna do to them at 170,” Buckley said about dropping in weight class.
Online gambling markets have Buckley at -210, but taking him to win by KO at -110 makes logical sense.
Cosce Seeks Unbeaten UFC Record
Orion Cosce (@GalaxyCosceMMA) is running on all cylinders heading into his clash with Gilbert Urbina at #UFCVegas73.
“I feel like I’m back to the healthy Orion Cosce that everyone got to see on the Contender Series”
📺 https://t.co/LymKVCiSiw pic.twitter.com/ZhSzDMRsDY
— Hyon Ko (@KoreanJohn_) May 17, 2023
Orion Cosce is 8-1 and could have a big future in the UFC after winning his debut against Mike Mathetha.
It wasn’t an overly difficult fight to win, but the 28-year-old looks well positioned against Gilbert Urbina, who is 6-3 but comes off a loss in his debut.
Bookmakers are finding it tough to split them in betting markets. Cosce is the slight -120 favorite to improve his record to 9-1, but there has been speaking for Urbina at -110 with the sportsbook.
We expect Cosce to have the upper hand despite being the smaller fighter. He looks to have more skills than Urbina, who hasn’t fought in two years.
“Gilbert I know is going to be coming out hungry,” Cosce said. “He hasn’t fought in two years, so I’m expecting to see a new version of Gilbert Urbina. I’ve got nothing but respect for him, his team, his camp, and his family.”