- UFC Fight Night Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw set to showcase 12 bouts across Prelims and Main-Card.
- Bantamweight showdown between Cory Sandhagen and recently returning TJ Dillashaw set to headline.
- Rising star Aspen Ladd set to face Macy Chiasson in co-main event.
The UFC’s state-of-the-art APEX Centre is once against set to stage this weekend’s latest Fight Night.
Former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is set to return following a two-year doping suspension and will face off against rising contender Cory Sandhagen in the main event.
Other notable matchups include a duo of mouth-watering female fights, featuring Miranda Maverick taking on young gun Maycee Barber and Aspen Ladd facing Macy Chiasson in the co-main event.
Below is the event’s full schedule including all of VegasOdds’ main-card picks.
UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw – Full Schedule
- Women’s Strawweight: Diana Belbita (13-6) vs. Hannah Goldy (5-1)
- Women’s Flyweight: Sijara Eubanks (7-6) vs. Elise Reed (4-0)
- Bantamweight: Julio Arce (16-4) vs. Andre Ewell (17-7)
- Bantamweight: Adrian Yanez (16-4) vs. Randy Costa (6-1)
- Middleweight: Nassourdine Imavov (9-3) vs. Ian Heinisch (14-4)
- Middleweight: Punahele Soriano (8-0) vs. Brendan Allen (16-4)
- Weltweight: Mickey Gall (6-3) vs. Jordan Williams (9-4)
- Women’s Flyweight: Miranda Maverick (11-2) vs. Maycee Barber (8-2)
- Featherweight: Darren Elkins (26-9) vs. Darrick Minner (26-11)
- Bantamweight: Kyler Phillips (9-1) vs. Raulian Paiva (20-3)
- Women’s Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (9-1) vs. Macy Chiasson (8-1)
- Bantamweight: Cory Sandhagen (14-2) vs. TJ Dillashaw (17-4)
Mickey Gall vs. Jordan Williams
One of the toughest matchups to call across the entire fight card.
The real question will be what kind of condition does Mickey Gall comes into Saturday’s main-card opener in.
If the American comes in with a full gas tank, I think an early upset could be on the cards.
Prediction: Mickey Gall to win via decision.
|Mickey Gall to win||+150|
|Jordan Williams to win||-175|
Miranda Maverick vs. Maycee Barber
Another excellent matchup!
This fight between Miranda Maverick and Maycee Barber is a stylistic dream.
Notoriously skilled on the ground, Maverick should cause the highly-rated Barber a world of problems.
Prediction: Miranda Maverick to win via submission.
|Miranda Maverick to win||-138|
|Miranda Maverick to win via KO, TKO, Submission, or DQ||+450|
|Maycee Barber to win via KO, TKO, Submission, or DQ||+333|
|Fight to go the distance – YES||-225|
Darren Elkins vs. Darrick Minner
I will be amazed if the heavy-hitting duo that is Darren Elkins and Darrick Minner will go the distance.
However, forced to favor one fighter – my money is on Minner – just.
Prediction: Darrick Minner to win via knockout.
|Darren Elkins to win||+130|
|Darrick Minner to win||-160|
|Darren Elkins to win via KO, TKO, Submission, or DQ||+300|
|Darrick Minner to win via KO, TKO, Submission, or DQ||+187|
Kyler Phillips vs. Raulian Paiva
This one should be action-packed from the get-go and could even claim ‘Fight of the Night’.
Unbeaten in all of his three UFC fights, I am tipping bantamweight Kyler Phillips to extend his impressive streak to four.
However, beating a notoriously tough and gritty Raulian Paiva won’t be easy and will likely take the judge’s to call the fight’s eventual winner.
Prediction: Kyler Phillips to win via decision.
|Kyler Phillips to win||-275|
|Raulian Paiva to win||+225|
|Kyler Phillips to win via KO, TKO, Submission, or DQ||+260|
|Raulian Paiva to win via decision||+450|
Aspen Ladd vs. Macy Chiasson
Between Maverick and Barber and the co-main event between Aspen Ladd and Macy Chiasson, it could very well be the ladies that steal Saturday night’s show.
Two great bouts in which fans could arguably flip a coin to determine the winners.
For the co-main, I am narrowly leaning towards a Ladd win, although, I do expect Chaisson to be one of her toughest battle yet.
Prediction: Aspen Ladd to win via decision.
|Aspen Ladd to win||-188|
|Macy Chiasson to win||+162|
|Aspen Ladd to win via KO, TKO, Submission, or DQ||+225|
|Macy Chiasson to win via decision||+300|
Cory Sandhagen vs. TJ Dillashaw
TJ Dillashaw is back ladies and gentlemen!
The former bantamweight champion is set to return to the octagon following just over 900 days worth of inactivity due to a doping suspension.
Looking to put himself right back in title contention, Dillashaw will be hoping to secure a monumental victory over one of the division’s most impressive fighters.
Coming into Saturday night’s main event straight off the back of a hellish flying knee knockout over veteran Frankie Edgar, Sandhagen will be looking to use Dillashaw’s name to propel himself next in line to fight for the 135lb belt – currently held by Aljamain Sterling.
Having said that – although this one is a hugely exciting encounter and one that is painfully tough to call – I can’t get away from the huge value in Dillashaw’s markets.
Prediction: TJ Dillashaw to win via decision.
|Cory Sandhagen to win||-188|
|TJ Dillashaw to win||+162|
|Cory Sandhagen to win via KO, TKO, Submission, or DQ||+110|
|TJ Dillashaw to win via KO, TKO, Submission, or DQ||+300|
|Fight to go the distance – NO||-225|
|Fight to go the distance – YES||+162|