UFC Fight Night: Arlovksi vs Barnett Odds

Heavyweight action will headline the UFC Fight Night 93 card as two former Heavyweight champions face off in order to remain relevant in the division.

Josh Barnett will look to get back to his winning ways when he steps into the Octagon against Andrei Arlovski in a five rounder. The UFC Fight Night 93 co-main event will feature Alexander Gustafsson in a Light Heavyweight battle against Jan Blachowicz.

Barnett has lost two of his last three fights but is handicapped as a slight -160 UFC odds favorite to beat Arlovski at Bovada. He will need to close the distance and get his opponent to the ground to ensure victory; standing and banging with Arlovski will not be a wise fight plan. The sportsbook is offering a +130 MMA odds underdog option on Arlovski, and if he can utilize his footwork that may be a good bet to choose.

If Barnett cannot close the distance on Arlovski he will likely suffer heavy punishment and Barnett’s chin doesn’t seem to be as solid as it once was, especially early in a fight. The longer this fight goes, the better it will be for Barnett, he will just need to weather the storm in the first two rounds.

The UFC Fight Night 93 co-main event between Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Blachowicz is not as closely handicapped as the main event. Bovada has a -650 price on Gustafsson while the big +425 payday is on Blachowicz. As the lines indicate, Gustafsson is expected to dominate in a matchup that looks hand-picked to get him back in the win column and back into the mix of the UFC Light Heavyweight division.

Ryan Bader will make his return to the Octagon following a humiliating KO loss to Anthony Johnson. Bader will face a formidable opponent in Ilir Latifi, who is riding a three-fight win streak in the UFC. UFC odds on this fight at Bovada have Bader as a -225 favorite and upset odds of +175 on Latifi.

This fight looks like the best opportunity on the UFC Fight Night 93 card to cash in on an upset, especially if Latifi can shut down the wrestling skills of Bader.


 
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