It’s back to Las Vegas on Saturday for UFC Vegas 20 and a main card that features 5 main fights. UFC fans could be excused for looking ahead to next weekend, as we have a trio of title fights set to go at UFC 259, but doing that means missing out on some potential incredible fights on this card.
While certainly not of the caliber of what is coming next week, there’s an opportunity to add some money to your bankroll. We are going to quickly break down each of the 5 fights on the main card, with UFC odds and predictions for each bout also included.
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Alex Caceres (-200) Vs Kevin Croom (+160)
The main card begins with a Featherweight bout featuring a pair of experienced fighters squaring off in the octagon. Caceres comes in with a 17-12 record, but he has been performing well lately, winning each of his last 3 fights. 2 of those went the distance, with his last fight ending in the opening round. Croom had won 3 in a row before seeing his last fight end in a no contest in what was his first fight under the UFC banner. Caceres has had success in his time in the UFC and I like that to continue with a decision win.
Pedro Munhoz (+120) Vs Jimmie Rivera (-150)
This bantamweight bout looks to be evenly matched, with both fighters looking to break out of recent slumps. Munhoz in particular could use a win here, as he has now lost 2 fights in a row, albeit against a pair of very good fighters. He is slipping down the rankings and needs a win to start working his way back up. It won’t be easy against Rivera, even though he’s lost 2 of his last 3, against very good fighters. A close one here, but I am going with the underdog, Munhoz by decision.
Montana De La Rosa (+110) Vs Mayra Buena Silva (-140)
This Flyweight bout is another fight that looks to too close to call, as these two fighters are very evenly matched. De La Rosa has been slipping down the ranks of late after taking 2 losses in her last 3 matches. Each of those fights went the distance, so she is not a fighter that is easy to take out. Silva is not quite as experienced as her opponent, but she still has a solid 7-1 career mark, including going 2-1 in the UFC. I think it’s Silva who edges it here, possibly by submission.
Nikita Krylov (+285) Vs Magomed Ankalaev (-360)
This is a Light Heavyweight bout between a pair of fighters in the top 10 in the division, and it’s one that could deliver some fireworks. It is Krylov who actually has the better ranking heading into this fight, but Ankalaev has all of the momentum right now. Krylov is 27-7. But he;s been inconsistent lately, losing 2 of his last 5 fights. After seeing his progress slowed with a loss to Paul Craig, Ankalaev has pulled off 5 straight wins and looks set to make it 6 on Saturday night.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik (+205) Vs Ciryl Gane (-265)
It’s the heavyweights who are up in the headline event, with both of these fighters looking to continue down a path that will get them one step closer to a title shot. Rozenstruik took the first loss of his career a couple of fights ago, but he did bounce back with a convincing win over Junior dos Santos last time out to get to 11-1. Gane, on the other hand, is still perfect at 7-0 and has made a habit of getting the job done early, which I think he does with a KO in this one.