Aleksander Rakic is favored at -270 over Anthony Smith in UFC Fight Night.

  • In the UFC Fight Night main event Aleksandar Rakic (-270) is favored over Anthony Smith (+210).
  • Neil Magny is a -250 favorite over Robbie Lawler who is a +210 underdog in their Welterweight fight.
  • The featherweight fight between Ricardo Lamas-Bill Algeo has +110 odds of going Over 2.5 rounds.

LAS VEGAS — The Ultimate Fighting Championship has remained busy despite the ongoing protests and coronavirus pandemic this year.

The UFC’s next fight card will be held this Saturday as UFC Fight Night 178 takes center stage with a light heavyweight main event fight between Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic. The UFC Apex will host the event and there are some exciting fights on tap for bettors to take action on.

The undercard does have some great up and coming UFC talent on display and provides UFC betting enthusiasts with multiple chances to cash in on the event.

Outside of the main event, there are four fights on the main card for bettors to choose from Saturday night.

UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic Main Card Fights

  • Magomed Ankalaev (-310) vs. Ion Cutelaba (+260)
  • Ricardo Lamas (-300) vs. Bill Algeo (+250)
  • Ji Yeon Kim (+238) vs. Alexa Grasso (-278)
  • Robbie Lawler (+210) vs. Neil Magny (-250)

Main Event – Light Heavyweight Fight – Aleksandar Rakic vs. Anthony Smith

The light heavyweight showdown between Aleksander Rakic (33-15) and Anthony Smith (12-2) is the main event for a reason. This will be the most exciting fight of the night and betting on this fight only adds to the excitement.

Each of these fighters come into this fight having lost their previous fight and will need a win to remain relevant in the light heavyweight standings. Smith has lost two of his last three fights. and most recently lost to Glover Teixeira via KO.

The last time Rakic was in the octagon he was lost in a split decision to Volkan Oezdemir. With each fighter needing to bounce back and having similar fighting styles this should end up being a slugfest.

Rakic and Smith are both polished strikers and have hands that could end a fight with any given punch. Sportsbooks give the nod to Rakic in this fight listing him as a -270 favorite over Smith who is a +210 underdog Saturday night. The round total for this fight is set at 1.5 rounds as both fighters have shown they are serious knockout artists. Take the Under for this fight as it’ll likely end early.

Winner: Aleksandar Rakic (-265), Under.

UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic will be broadcasted by ESPN. The undercard will start at 6 p.m. EST while the main card will begin sometime around 9 p.m. ET. Legal sports betting sites will have odds posted up until the start of each fight.

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