UFC on ESPN Ngannou vs Dos Santos Odds, Preview & Picks

Posted by Derrick Harper on June 27, 2019 in

The Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota will play host to a UFC Heavyweight Battle on Saturday night, as the UFC brings it’s Fight Night on ESPN to the Twin Cities. In the main event of the evening, UFC heavyweight contenders Francis “The Predator” Ngannou and Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos will clash. Let’s take a look at the latest MMA Odds while making some predictions.

UFC on ESPN Ngannou vs Dos Santos Odds, Preview & Picks

Big Time Clash

These two heavyweight brawlers are two of the most feared strikers in the heavyweight division. This fight means a lot to both, as the winner could earn himself a shot at the UFC heavyweight title currently held by Daniel Cormier.

When we talk about striking power, these two names come to the forefront. Ngannou has eight victories in his UFC tenure. His last four wins have come via first-round knockout. Dos Santos has 21 professional victories, with 15 of those wins by knockout.

Dos Santos has earned many of his victories by landing many punches throughout the fight. He is known as a “volume striker”. Although this can wear his opponents down, this can also tire him as well. This also leaves him vulnerable to powerful strikes from his opponents.

Speaking of powerful strikes, Ngannou packs one of the most powerful punches in the UFC. In many of his victories, he has landed very few punches, but the ones that he did land were backed with a lot of power.

This should be a very exciting fight. The fans will be looking for the punching power of both fighters to be on display. If Ngannou can defend against the striking blows of Dos Santos, and land some powerful blows himself, he can defeat him. If Dos Santos lands his blows and can avoid the one-punch knockout power of Ngannou, Ngannou could tire, and Dos Santos could take advantage.

In the co-main event of the evening, Minneapolis will see a flyweight clash as Jussier Formiga takes on Joseph “The Beefcake” Benavidez. The two longest-tenured flyweights in the UFC have met before, as Benavidez ousted Formiga with a first-round TKO in 2013.

Formiga, who comes into the bout with a 23-5 record, is currently on a four-fight winning streak. Benavidez, who will enter the octagon with a 27-5 record, has won his last two fights. The winner of this fight could very well earn himself a shot at flyweight champion Henry Cejudo, so both men have a lot riding on this fight.

Welterweight

In a welterweight bout, Demian Maia (26-9) will come to the octagon to battle with Anthony Rocco Martin (16-4). Maia, known for his grappling skills, is looking at the end of his career. The 41-year-old has lost four of his last five, but his four losses were to very good opponents.

Martin enters the bout on a four-fight winning streak. Martin can also take things to the mat and use his grappling skills to get his opponent into a submission maneuver.

This should be a good matchup of grapplers who will both be looking to get their opponent into a submission hold.

This Saturday’s UFC Fight Night will be an exciting night for UFC fans. With the potential of a knockout in the main event, the fans will be anticipating this fight. The Target Center will be hoping for a lot of action, and a lot of powerful punches, as the UFC fans should be in for a fun night!