- Darren Till is a (-185) betting favorite against Derek Brunson who is coming back at him with odds of (+150).
- Tom Aspinall has (-250) odds to beat Sergey Spivak (+200) in the co-main event.
- Modestas Bukauskas is a (-165) favorite against Khalil Rountree (+135).
LAS VEGAS – The UFC Apex will host another event on Saturday as Darren Till and Derek Brunson headline a Fight Night card in Las Vegas. There are betting lines with value riddled throughout the main card.
Derek Brunson Vs. Darren Till: The Main Event
The winner of the Derek Brunson and Darren Till matchup could potentially be just a fight away from a title shot. This makes the battle one of the most important fights of the night. Regulated sports betting sites favor Till but not by too much.
Brunson Vs. Till Moneyline Odds
- Darren Till -185
- Derek Brunson +150
Till has lost three of his last four fights, albeit to some tough competitors like Tyron Woodley, Jorge Masvidal, and Robert Whittaker, but his inability to beat top-tier fighters should be worrisome to anyone betting on the UFC.
Brunson is on a four-fight win streak including victories over (* rising prospects Edmen Shahbazyan https://theathletic.com/1962062/2020/07/30/mma-roundtable-is-edmen-shahbazyan-the-best-prospect-in-the-sport/ *) and Kevin Holland, however, Till may be a step up in competition. Brunson’s grappling ability give him a solid advantage and multiple paths to a victory. The underdog may be worth a shot here.
Tom Aspinall Vs. Sergey Spivak: The Co-Main Event
Tom Aspinall has finished six straight opponents heading into his matchup against Sergey Spivak. Aspinall has never won a fight by decision and has never even reached the third round of a fight in his career. (* Online sportsbooks favor Aspinall by a moderate margin.
Aspinall Vs. Spivak Moneyline Odds
- Tom Aspinall -250
- Sergey Spivak +200
Spivak is on a three-fight win streak but has looked much less dominant in these victories. As one of the most promising heavyweight prospects, an Aspinall upset would be a surprise to many so his (-250) moneyline may still have value.
Modestas Bukauskas Vs. Khalil Rountree
Both Modestas Bukauskas and Khalil Rountree are coming off of back-to-back losses and will be looking to get back on track and redeem themselves. Of the two fighters, Rountree has the better win record but Bukauskas seemingly has more potential.
Bukauskas Vs. Rountree Moneyline Odds
- Modestas Bukauskas -165
- Khalil Rountree +135
Both fighters tend to see their fights end early as only two of Bukauskas’ 15 fights have reached a decision and eight of Rountree’s 13 official fights have finished before the final bell. There’s a case to be made for either fighter, although Bukauskas is likely the better fighter and arguably should have won his last fight.
The fights that are scheduled for Saturday are starting earlier than usual with the preliminaries beginning at 1:30 p.m. EST and the main card kicking off at 4 p.m. EST and can be viewed on ESPN+.
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