At the onset of 2023 is an outstanding UFC betting lineup for Saturday’s Fight Night. The UFC Apex in Las Vegas will start the New Year with style coverage on ESPN+. To show, the main card has five bouts with six ranked combatants. The Main Event is a middleweight matchup of ranked contenders between Nassourdine Imavov and Kelvin Gastelum. The other ranked showdown is between women’s bantamweight combatants Ketlen Vieira and Raquel Pennington. Yet another top matchup is between featherweights Damon Jackson and #13 Dan Ige.
UFC Fight Night – Imavov vs. Gastelum
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 7 p.m. ET
Location: UFX Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC TV Coverage: ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Odds: Nassourdine Imavov -200 vs. Kelvin Gastelum +170, Dan Ige -115 vs. Damon Jackson -105, Punahele Soriano -170 vs. Roman Kopylov +145, Ketlen Vieira -110 vs. Raquel Pennington -110, Umar Nurmagomedov -540 vs. Raoni Barcelos +420
Slumping Gastelum Faces Resurgent Imavov
Overall, #12 Nassourdine Imavov has a career top online sportsbook record of 12 wins and three losses. #13 Kelvin Gastelum will enter the octagon with a mark of 17-8 and one no-contest in his career.
Of great concern is that Kelvin Gastelum has lost five of his last six UFC bets matchups. Including two consecutive defeats. Gastelum is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Jaren Cannonier on August 21, 2021. UFC on ESPN from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the event.
Previously on April 17, 2021, Kelvin Gastelum faced Robert Whittaker. Gastelum lost a unanimous decision on April 17, 2021. UFC on ESPN from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the event.
On February 13, 2021, Gastelum met Ian Heinisch at UFC 258 from Las Vegas, Nevada. Gastelum scored the only win in his last six bouts. Specifically, it was by unanimous decision. The win ended a 3-bout losing streak.
On July 19, 2020, Gastelum lost a 1st-round submission against Jack Hermansson. UFC Fight Night from Abu Dhabi was the MMA betting event. On November 2, 2019, Gastelum lost a split decision to Darren Till at UFC 244 in New York City. And then, on April 13, 2019, Gastelum lost a split decision to Israel Adesanya. UFC 236 from Atlanta, Georgia, was the venue. The loss to Adesanya was for the UFC middleweight championship.
By contrast, Imavov is riding a 3-bout winning streak. Imavov has won nine of his last ten Online sportsbook matchups. Last time out, Imavov won a unanimous decision against Joaquin Buckley on September 3, 2022. UFC Fight Night from Paris, France, was the venue.
Previously on November 6, 2021, Imavov won a 2nd-round technical knockout against Edmen Shahbazyan. UFC 268 from New York was the event. And then, on July 24, 2021, Imavov won a 2nd-round technical knockout win over Ian Heinisch. UFC on ESPN from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the venue.
Vieira and Pennington Bring Momentum to Women’s Bantamweight Showdown
#2 Ketlen Vieira has a career record of 13 wins and two losses. Vieira is riding a 2-bout winning streak. Meanwhile, Raquel Pennington has a career record of 14 wins and eight losses. Pennington is riding a 4-bout winning streak.
Last time out, Pennington won a unanimous decision against Aspen Ladd on April 9, 2022. UFC 273 from Jacksonville, Florida, was the event. Pennington scored a 2nd-round submission win over Macy Chiasson on December 18, 2021. UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the venue.
Vieira is coming off a split-decision win over Holly Holm on May 21, 2022. UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the venue. Previously, on November 20, 2021, Vieira won a unanimous decision against Miesha Tate. UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas, Nevada, was the venue. Accordingly, the two wins offset a unanimous decision loss to Yana Kunitskaya on February 20, 2021.
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In this situation, Kevin Gastelum brings an attractive price in a fight that looks even.
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