UFC Fight Night 152 Odds, Preview & Expert Picks

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 16, 2019 in

The Blue Cross Arena in Rochester Arena will play host to this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 152. This card will be highlighted by two former UFC light heavyweight contenders who are looking to return to the title picture as Rafael dos Anjos takes on Kevin Lee. Let’s take a look at the latest MMA Odds for this one.

UFC Fight Night 152 Odds, Preview & Expert Picks

Big Fight for Heavyweight

dos Anjos, the former light heavyweight champion, needs a win to stay relevant within the UFC. dos Anjos had things moving in the right direction until his loss to Colby Covington. Since then, he has been doing everything he can to stay in the light heavyweight title hunt. dos Anjos has regularly struggled with fighters with a wrestling background.

Enter Kevin Lee. Lee is a fighter who will look to out wrestle Rafael dos Anjos. Lee has had his own ups and downs lately. Lee lost his first two UFC fights, but then rebounded to win five in a row. Lee fought valiantly in the interim title match against Tony Ferguson but still ended up losing the bout. After splitting his next two fights, Lee now faces dos Anjos.

Kevin Lee will need to use his wrestling prowess to defeat dos Anjos. Lee will pressure dos Anjos and try to take him to the ground to neutralize his power. In order for dos Anjos to win the bout, he will need to outlast Lee. Lee’s durability has been questioned at times, so dos Anjos will look to control the pace of the fight.

If Kevin Lee can use his wrestling skills to keep dos Anjos against the cage or on the mat, he will leave the fight victorious. If dos Anjos doesn’t control Lee, look for Kevin Lee to have his arm raised in victory.

Krantz vs Luque

In Saturday’s co-main event, Derrick Krantz will fight Vicente Luque. Krantz is a late replacement for Neil Magny. Lantz has most recently fought in the Legacy Fighting Alliance, where he held a 24-10 record.

Vicente Luque enters the bout with a record of 15-6-1. Luque is on a four-match winning streak and has an 8-2 record in the UFC. All eight of his victories have come via knockout or submission.

Ladd vs Eubanks

In another exciting match at UFC Fight Night 152, Aspen Ladd will take on Sijara Eubanks. These two women bantamweight fighters are no strangers. Prior to entering the UFC, these two squared off in the Invicta Fighting Championships, where Ladd won by unanimous decision.

Ladd enters this bout with a professional record of 7-0, while Eubanks comes in with a record of 2-2. These two powerhouses will slug it out in hopes of advancing their UFC careers.

In a middleweight contest, Antonio Carlos Jr., and his 10-2 record will take on Ian Heinisch, who comes into this fight with a record of 12-1. Carlos Jr. will use his Brazilian jiu-jitsu skill along with his submission skills to trump the ground and pound fighting style of Heinisch. Heinish also has great stamina so he will try to use that to his advantage and wear out Carlos Jr. Look for Carlos Jr. to use his strength advantage to get Heinisch to the ground.

Fun Time in the Cage

UFC Fight Night 152 looks to have some very exciting bouts. These matchups will pit fighters with very contrasting styles against each other. Many of the fighters need big victories to stay relevant in the upper echelon of their weight divisions. Rochester, New York will be host to the make-or-break night for these fighters.