This Saturday night, the UFC is bringing a clash of titans to San Antonio as Marlon “Chito” Vera takes on Cory Sandhagen in the five-round main event. As wagers come in, we now have the most accurate Sandhagen vs Vera Odds. With the current bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling, set to defend his belt against Henry Cejudo in early May and “Sugar” Sean O’Malley waiting for the winner, this bout has major implications for the entire division. For Vera, ranked third, a victory could set him up for a title eliminator against Merab Dvalishvili later this year. Sandhagen, ranked fifth, is the betting favorite (-175) at BetMGM despite his two losses in his last three fights. Even a loss in this fight could end any chance of him competing at the top of the division in the near future.

The two fighters have very different styles. Sandhagen is known for his striking, having out-landed his opponents in his last three fights by a combined 78 strikes. However, he has failed to find victory against the top of the division. Vera, on the other hand, has a remarkable ability to win rounds even when taking more shots than he dishes out. His powerful kicks, elbows, and punches have made him an artist in the octagon.

Marlon Vera KO of Dominick Cruz
Marlon Vera KO of Dominick Cruz

Sandhagen vs Vera Odds

The five-round main event gives Vera much more time to accumulate damage on his opponent, making him the underdog at +135. With both fighters being incredibly durable, the bet to make is the fight to go the distance at -150. If you think that Vera will win, the prop bet to make is Vera by decision at +600. Don’t miss this epic battle between two of the best bantamweights!

Professional Pick

This is a bantamweight banger match that promises to be a thrilling spectacle. Both fighters are elite strikers, with Vera having eight years of UFC experience and never having been knocked out or submitted, while Sterling has only been finished once in his career, by the current champion. With both fighters possessing such high levels of durability, and the stakes so high, it is likely that they will be able to go the distance. The over at 3.5 rounds is a bit expensive (-200), so it might be a better option to back the fight to go the distance at -150, due to the 60% implied probability. If you agree with the theory that Vera will be able to do enough damage to win over the judges, then the best bet to make is Vera by decision at +600. It will be a fascinating fight to watch, but the most likely outcome is that both fighters will be able to go the distance and that the judges will decide the winner. Backing Marlon Vera by decision at +600 is the best option to take advantage of this situation.

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