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UFC Fight Night Betting: Whittaker vs. Gastelum Main Card Odds Analysis, Picks and Predictions

UFC Fight Night Betting: Whittaker vs. Gastelum Main Card Odds

At the onset of Saturday’s fight night plans, Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa were a match.  That was before Costa had to withdraw due to severe flu symptoms.  Instead, it will be Kelvin Gastelum going up against Whittaker for Saturday’s main event.  There are six bouts on Saturday’s UFC betting main card.  Coverage is on both ESPN and ESPN+.  And it’s a loaded lineup that offers plenty to fight fans and gamblers.  Most important of all for the main event is that it’s long overdue.  Previously, Whittaker and Gastelum were to meet in a title fight.

UFC Fight Night – Whittaker vs. Gastelum – Main Card Betting Information

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: ESPN and ESPN+

Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum Middleweight Bout Odds

Kelvin Gastelum 4½ (-135) +210
Robert Whittaker 4½ (+115) -250
Place Bets

On the whole, there is two-year intrigue for the Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum matchup.  Whittaker and Gastelum were to fight at UFC 234 for the middleweight championship.  But Whittaker fell ill and had to pull out.  Finally, fight fans get the sportsbook matchup they have been pining for.

Robert, “The Reaper” Whittaker, has a career record of 22 wins and five losses.  Whittaker is riding a two-bout winning streak.  Last time out, he faced Jared Cannonier on October 24, 2020.  Whittaker won the bout by unanimous decision.  Previously, on July 26, 2020, Whittaker defeated Darren Till by a unanimous decision.  Both wins came after a knockout loss to Israel Adesanya on October 6, 2019.  Whittaker lost his middleweight title belt in that matchup.

Kelvin Gastelum has a career record of 16 wins and six losses.  Of great concern is that he’s won only three of his last eight bouts.  That includes three losses in his most recent four fights.  However, Gastelum is coming off a unanimous decision win over Ian Heinisch on February 13, 2021.  So too has Gastelum had his problems with Adesanya.  On April 13, 2019, Gastelum lost a unanimous decision to Adesanya with the interim UFC middleweight championship on the line.

Jeremy Stephens vs. Drakkar Klose Lightweight Bout Odds

Fighter ML
Drakkar Klose EV
Jeremy Stephens -120
Place Bets

Jeremy Stephens has a UFC bets record of 28 wins, 19 losses, and one no contest. In comparison, Drakkar Klose has 11 wins, two losses, and a draw.  Stephens is struggling badly entering this fight.  To illustrate, he is winless in his last five bouts.  Drakkar Klose is coming off a loss to Beneil Dariush.  Klose was riding a three-fight winning streak before that loss.

Andrei Arlovski vs. Chase Sherman Lightweight Heavyweight Bout Odds

Fighter ML
Andrei Arlovski -125
Chase Sherman +105
Place Bets

Andrei Arlovski owns a career record of 30 wins, 20 losses, and two no contests.  Counter to that is Chase Sherman at 15 wins and six losses.  Andrei Arlovski is coming off a loss to Tom Aspinall that snapped a two-fight winning streak.  Correspondingly he’s won only five of his previous 16 matchups.  Chase Sherman is coming off a win over Isaac Villanueva.  He won his last four fights before this one.

Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jacob Malkoun Middleweight Bout Odds

Fighter ML
Jacob Malkoun +250
Abdul Razak Alhassan -300
Place Bets

Abdul Razak Alhassan has an MMA betting record of 10 wins and three losses.  Correlate Jacob Malkoun with a mark of four wins and one loss.  Late on, Alhassan has dropped two fights in a row.  Most recently, he lost to Khaos Williams.  Before that, he was defeated by Mounir Lazzez.

Luis Pena vs. Alexander Munoz Lightweight Bout Odds

Fighter ML
Luis Pena -145
Alex Munoz +125
Place Bets

To summarize, Luis Pena has a career record of eight wins and three losses.  By contrast, Alexander Munoz steps in undefeated at six wins and no losses.  Last time out for Pena was a loss to Khama Worthy.  It was his second loss in three fights.

Ricardo Ramos vs. Bill Algeo Featherweight Bout Odds

Fighter ML
Bill Algeo -125
Ricardo Ramos +105
Place Bets

On the whole, Ricardo Ramos brings an Online sportsbook mark of 14 wins and three losses.  Bill Algeo has an MMA record of 14 wins and five losses for his career.  Yet another Fight Night combatant coming off a loss is Ricardo Ramos.  Lerone Murphy defeated him in his most recent bout, which was the second loss in four bouts for Ramos.

UFC Fight Night CashBet Free Picks

On this occasion, Robert Whittaker combines motivation and a vastly superior resume against Gastelum.  Further, Gastelum wasn’t supposed to be in this fight and is the late substitute.  Jeremy Stephens should have his hands full against Drakkar Klose.  And then Abdul Razak Alhassan should rebound against Jacob Malkoun.  Further, Chase Sherman is a live dog against Andrei Arlovski.

UFC Fight Night CashBet Best Bet: 

Robert Whittaker, Chase Sherman, Jeremy Stephens, and Abdul Razak Alhassan


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