UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs Shogun MMA Betting Preview

Posted by Derrick Harper on July 20, 2018 in

Heading over to Hamburg, Germany this week for a Sunday event at the Barclaycard Arena is the Mixed Martial Arts World. The UFC will take place with a huge event. There are currently 13 fights slated for this event, which will get started on Sunday afternoon at around 2:00 PM ET. The UFC put together a schedule that features heavy German presence on this card with 5 fighters either residing in or coming from Germany, so let’s take a look on which fighters are offering a better MMA Betting value.

UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs Shogun MMA Betting Preview

Main Card

The Main Event of the evening will feature Mauricio “Shogun” Rua taking on Anthony “Lionheart” Smith in a 5 round light-heavyweight battle between two talented strikers. In the Co-Main Event, Glover Teixeira will be taking on Corey Anderson in a three-round light-heavyweight battle. Let’s take a look at the UFC Fight Night Preview:

The Main Event for UFC 134 features Mauricio Rua and Anthony Smith. Smith is 29 years and has recently moved over to Marc Montoya and Factory X Muay Thai and since that point, has looked like a completely different fighter. Since his return to the UFC, he has gone 5-2, with his only losses coming against Thiago Santos and Cezar Ferreira. Smith is a talented striker that likes to use his reach to set up a strong attack with the knees.

Rua comes into this fight riding a 3 fight win streak but has not fought since March 11, 2017, 16-months ago, when he KO’d Gian Villante at UFC Fight Night 106. Rua is 36 years old and is on the backside of his prime. At times, he has looked really good and at other times, he has looked his age.

Pick and Prediction

This should be a great fight. Rua really likes to stand and strike in exchanges, while Smith wants to use the knees and elbows. This seems like a fight that Rua should win and win easily. Take Rua to beat Smith this weekend.

Other Fights on the Slate

Mauricio Rua 25-10 vs. Anthony 29-13
Glover Teixeira 27-6 vs. Corey Anderson 10-4
Vitor Miranda 12-6 vs. Abu Azaitar 13-2-1
Marcin Tybura 16-4 vs. Stefan Struve 32-10
Danny Roberts 15-3 vs. David Zawada 16-3
Nasrat Haqparast 8-2 vs. Marc Diakiese 12-2

Prelims

Nick Hein 14-3-1 vs. Damir Hadzovic 11-4
Emil Meek 9-3 vs. Bartosz Fabianski 13-2
Khalid Taha 12-1 vs. Nad Narimani 10-2
Justin Ledet 9-0 vs. Aleksander Rakic 9-1

Early Prelims

Davey Grant 8-3 vs. Manny Bermudez 12-0
Jeremy Kimball 15-7 vs. Darko Stosic 12-1
Damian Stasiak 10-5 vs. Pingyuan Liu 13-4

Best of luck with all your betting, especially your UFC Fight Night Betting. We are excited about this card and expect that you are too. Whether you are an MMA Betting enthusiast or not, you will love this UFC Fight Night card and these fights.