UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Chikadze Best Underdog Picks

  • UFC returns from four week break this weekend.
  • Three of the best underdog picks.
  • Two flyweight upsets possible.

Fight fans! – The time has finally arrived!

The UFC will return this Saturday following a four-week-long absence over Christmas and New Year.

The top-tier mixed martial arts promotion, which will be back at their Las Vegas-based Apex Center on Saturday, is scheduled to see 10 bouts take place across the Prelims and Main Card.

Notable matchups include a feature Prelims bout between middleweights Jamie Pickett and Joe Holmes before featherweights Bill Algeo and Joanderson Brito open the Main Card.

The top of the event will see heavyweight Jake Collier take on Chase Sherman in a hard-hitting co-main event before durable strikers Calvin Kattar and Georgia’s Giga Chikadze go toe-to-toe in the main event.

Ahead of 2022’s first Fight Night – VegasOdds has picked out three of the best underdog bets currently available.

Best underdog Picks

Jennifer Maia vs. Katlyn Chookagian

There is very little to split these two female flyweights.

Although currently displaying a better run of form, America’s Katlyn Chookagian is still very beatable.

While I wouldn’t be surprised to see either fighter win this one, given Jennifer Maia’s odds are currently well into plus money, it is hard not to include her as one of this weekend’s better-priced dogs.

FighterMoneyline Odds
Jennifer Maia+157

Rogerio Bontorin vs. Brandon Royval

This one is a no-brainer!

Rogerio Bontorin will come into Saturday’s Main Card bout against Colorado’s Brandon Royval off the back of a decision victory against Matt Schnell.

His opponent, on the other hand, is enduring a torrid run of results.

Two defeats in his last two fights, admittedly against two top opponents in Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja, have seen Royval slide down the UFC flyweight rankings.

In desperate need of a win to reignite his title shot chances, this weekend is massive for Royval but given just how tough his opponent is, Saturday may not end up going the American’s way.

Therefore, currently, at a huge plus money price (+145), there is no getting away from the potential value on offer when it comes to backing Bontorin.

FighterMoneyline Odds
Rogerio Bontorin+145

Jake Collier vs. Chase Sherman

Despite tasting victory on his promotional debut against Isaac Villanueva back in 2020, Chase Sherman has so far failed to follow up his second-round knockout win and has since suffered two defeats in his last two outings.

Looking for a way back into the win column, this weekend’s co-main event against Jake Collier has the potential to have major implications for Sherman’s UFC career.

Given just how desperate he will be to win and win convincingly, he may not be a bad pick to include on your dog slips.

FighterMoneyline Odds
Chase Sherman+108
Leah is a British sports writer who specialises in MMA and soccer betting. In her spare time, Leah enjoys playing poker and listening to American Hip Hop.

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