UFC 277 is in the books, and now we head back to the UFC Apex for UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Hill.
The main event will feature a light heavyweight bout between Thiago Santos and Jamahal Hill.
Santos has lost three of his last four fights, since losing to Jon Jones via split decision when the two fought for the title back at UFC 239 in 2019. Hill, on the other hand, has won two-straight fights and is attempting to make his claim to be the next to challenge for the belt.
The co-main event will feature a welterweight bout between Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal.
Let's breakdown the odds via WynnBET Sportsbook for the main card and the prelims.
UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Hill Main Card Odds
- Thiago Santos (+230) vs. Jamahal Hill (-275)
- Vicente Luque (-180) vs. Geoff Neal (+155)
- Mohammed Usman (+200) vs. Zac Pauga (-240)
- Brogan Walker (+100) vs. Juliana Miller (-120)
- Augusto Sakai (+205) vs. Sergey Spivak (-245)
- Ariane Lipski (-175) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (+150)
UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Hill Prelim Odds
- Sam Alvey (+450) vs. Michael Oleksiejczuk (-600)
- Bryan Battle (-255) vs. Takashi Sato (+215)
- Terrance McKinney (-850) vs. Erick Gonzalez (+600)
- Jason Witt (+185) vs. Josh Quinlan (-215)
- Cory McKenna (-225) vs. Miranda Granger (+190)
- Mayra Bueno Silva (+105) vs. Stephanie Egger (-125)
Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal Hill Best Bet
Jamahal Hill is the real deal, and shouldn't be taken lightly inside the UFC's light heavyweight division. He averages an eye-popping 7.06 significant strikes landed per minute, which is almost unheard of in the promotions 205 lbs. division.
This fight is a tale as old as time. The next generation attempting to prove itself against the old guard. Santos is seven years Hill's elder, and he's been fighting like it as of late. His wind has left his sails since losing his title fight to Jones, and I wouldn't be surprised if this is his last fight in the octagon.
Hill should be able to use his three-inch reach advantage to his benefit, and Santos only hope of being victorious, is to turn this into a wrestling match which certainly isn't his forte.
I'll back the favorite in this one.
Pick: Hill -275, via KO/TKO -150
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