• Harry

Las Vegas, Nevada

May 30

After a solid three cards in Jacksonville the UFC makes its return to Las Vegas. The Daniel Rodriguez/Kevin Holland fight has been cancelled but we still will have an exciting showing on Saturday. Here are my takes in “Sin City”.

-400 Mackenzie Dern

+300 Hannah Cifers

Cifers should put up a good fight and half her wins were via a knockout. Dern is great on the floor and she should eventually bounce back from losing her first pro fight last time out.

-400 Dern

-115 Augusto Sakai

-115 Blagoy Ivanov

Sakai comes into this match with a 14-1-1 record. Sakai has a large advantage over Ivanov as he possesses a four-inch reach and is four inches taller.

-115 Sakai

-170 Tim Elliott

+140 Brandon Royval

Elliott is a 170 favorite despite having an average record of 16-10-1 and having lost three of his last four bouts. Royval you would figure is a solid play winning five of his last six fights. Something tells me this line is odd and that Vegas wants you to take Royval. With that said, I’m laying the juice with Elliott.

-170 Elliott

-160 Billy Quarantillo

+130 Spike Carlyle

Quarantillo is battle tested and has won six fights in a row.

-160 Quarantillo

-280 Casey Kenney

+220 Louis Smolka

-265 Over 2.5 Rounds

+200 Under 2.5 Rounds

The over might be the best play here considering in Kenney’s last 10 fights, nine of them have gone the distance.

-265 Over 2.5

-190 Tyron Woodley

+155 Gilbert Burns

+110 Over 4.5 Rounds

-140 Under 4.5 Rounds

Woodley has a three-inch reach and has never lost back to back fights in his UFC career. He lost in his last fight a year ago however, in March to Kamaru Usman in UFC 235. Burns has five wins in a row and that includes a first round TKO of Demain Maia. This is a tough fight to call and I’m not so sure how Woodley’s layoff (been 14 months since last fight) will affect him. Woodley’s stamina may not be there, and Burns could end this early and is getting disrespected by being a 155 underdog.

-140 Under 4.5