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Sandhagen vs. Song Highlights UFC Fight Night Betting Analysis

Sandhagen vs. Song Highlights UFC Fight Night Betting Analysis

A total of six fights are on the main card for Saturday’s fight night.  Specifically, the main UFC betting event is a bantamweight bout between #4 Cory Sandhagen and #10 Yadong Song.  Another ranked matchup from the featherweight division was to feature #8 Giga Chikadze vs. #12 Sodiq Yusuff.  But Chikadze withdrew for unknown reasons.  Still, we have an outstanding card.  ESPN+ will televise the action.  And the UFC Apex in Las Vegas is the venue.  So far, Sandhagen and Chikadze are the betting favorites in the top two bouts.

UFC Fight Night – Sandhagen vs. Song Main Card Information

Date:  Saturday, September 17, 2022, 7 p.m. ET

Location:  UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada

UFC TV Coverage:  ESPN+

UFC Fight Night Odds:   Cory Sandhagen -205 vs. Yadong Song +175, Chidi Njokuani -105 vs. Gregory Rodrigues -115, Joe Pyfer TBD vs. Alen Amedovski TBD, Tanner Boser -190 vs. Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira +160

Slumping Sandhagen Looks for Rebound Against Surging Song

Overall, Yadong Song has a career sportsbook record of 19 wins, six losses, and one draw.  Song has won three consecutive bouts.  Cory Sandhagen brings a career ledger of 14 wins and four losses.  Of great concern is that Sandhagen has lost two straight bouts.  And three of his most recent five.

Last time out for Cory Sandhagen was a unanimous decision UFC bets loss against Petr Yan.  The fight was held on October 30, 2021.  UFC 267 from Abu Dhabi was the event.  Previously on July 24, 2021, Sandhagen lost a 5-round split decision to TJ Dillashaw.  UFC On ESPN from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the event.

Sandhagen won his two bouts before those two MMA betting losses.  To show, Sandhagen scored a 1st-round knockout against Frankie Edgar on February 6, 2021.  UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the event.  While on October 10, 2020, Sandhagen won a 2nd’round technical knockout against Marlon Moraes.  UFC Fight Night from Abu Dhabi was the event.  Sandhagen lost to Aljamain Sterling by 1st-round submission on June 6, 2020.  UFC 250 from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the event.

Song Yadong is coming off a 1st-round knockout Online sportsbook win over Marlon Moraes on March 12, 2022.  UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the venue.   While on November 13, 2021, Yadong won a 2nd-round technical knockout over Julio Arce.  UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the venue.  And on August 7, 2021, Yadong got a 3-round split decision win over Casey Kenney on August 7, 2021.  UFC 256 from Houston, Texas, was the event.

Previously, Yadong lost a 3rd-round unanimous decision to Kyler Phillips on March 6, 2021.  UFC 259 from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the event.  But from there, Yadong put together that three bout winning streak.

Gamblers See Njokuani and Rodrigues as Even

Overall, Chidi Njokuani has a career record of 22 wins and seven losses.  At the same time, Gregory Rodrigues brings a career mark of 12 wins and four losses.

Last time out for Rodrigues was a 1st-round knockout win over Julian Marquez.  UFC on ESPN from Austin, Texas, was the event.  On February 26, 2022, Rodrigues lost a 3-round split decision to Armen Petrosyan.  UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the event.  And then, on October 23, 2021, Rodrigues lost a 2nd-round knockout against Jun Yong Park.  UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the venue.

Late on, Njokuani is riding a 4-bout winning streak.  On May 21, 2022, Njokuani won a 1st-round knockout over Dusko Todorovic.  UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the event.  On February 5, 2022, Njokuani scored a 1st-round knockout win over Marc Andre Barriault on February 5, 2022.  UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, Nevada, was the event.  And then, on September 7, 2021, Njokuani earned a 3rd-round technical knockout win over Mario Sousa.  The venue was Dana White’s Contender Series 38 from Las Vegas, Nevada.

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As mentioned earlier, Sandhagen is not in good form.  Yadong Song makes a potentially strong underdog.

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