UFC Vegas 38 Odds: Latest Betting Lines & Game Guide for ‘Santos vs Walker’
Two of the most devastating knockout artists in mixed martial arts (MMA) face off at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday (October 2, 2021) when Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker headlining the last show of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) at ESPN +. UFC Vegas 38 will also see Kevin Holland looking to restart his career against dangerous Kyle Daukaus, Niko Price swaps leather with Alex Oliveira and Krzysztof Jotko welcome Misha Cirkunov to the middleweight division.
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UFC Vegas 38 Chances for the Undercard:
Joe Solecki (-127) vs. Jared Gordon (+107)
Casey O’Neill (-220) vs. Antonina Shevchenko (+180)
Karol Rosa (-470) vs. Bethe Correia (+375)
Devonte Smith (-150) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (+130)
Douglas Silva de Andrade (-245) against Gaetano Pirrello (+205)
Stéphanie Egger (-125) vs. Shanna Young (+105)
Alejandro Perez (-235) vs. Johnny Eduardo (+195)
Thoughts: “King” Casey O’Neill appears to be a solid anchor for this event, while Jamie Mullarkey claims serious underdog value.
It is blatantly obvious at this point that Antonina Shevchenko’s ground play is not UFC caliber. Four of her last five opponents have landed her at least one knockout, three of them combining to rack up 11, and she tends to be decisively beaten once her back hits the mat. She faces a top-notch grappler in O’Neill, who has also developed her standing position enough to be a legitimate threat on her feet.
In the end, I expect O’Neill to win big, so make sure you can take advantage of it.
As scary as Devonte Smith is, I have a lot more faith in Mullarkey’s ability to get the most out of him than the other way around. Mullarkey went through absolute hell against Brad Riddell and was still intact after 15 minutes, while Smith succumbed to Khama Worthy’s power within minutes. Mullarkey also believes he is the best wrestler, which should both open his strike and give him a chance if Smith’s power ends up being too much.
UFC Vegas 38 Main Card Odds:
Thiago Santos (-157) against Johnny Walker (+137)
Kevin Holland (-152) vs. Kyle Daukaus (+132)
Niko Price (-157) vs. Alex Oliveira (+137)
Krzysztof Jotko (-147) against Misha Cirkunov (+127)
Aspen Ladd (-245) vs. Macy Chiasson (+205)
Alexander Hernandez (-525) vs. Mike Breeden (+415)
Thoughts: I love Kyle Daukaus like an underdog, and having him play with Aspen Ladd gives some delicious odds.
While Daukaus’ UFC 1-2 record didn’t look great on paper, his losses came against two extremely difficult clients in Brendan Allen and Phil Hawes. He’s still a super-durable wrestler with the wrestling prowess to harness the awful withdrawal defense that Derek Brunson and Marvin Vettori feasted on in the Netherlands’ recent losses. That alone makes him worth a look against Holland, who I don’t trust for fixing his long-standing flaws over the past six months.
It’s always risky to bet on someone who has just been laid off for a long time – especially one with a gnarly knee injury – but Ladd has enough money to deserve an investment. Macy Chiasson gave up on eliminating aging Marion Reneau just seven months ago, suggesting she hasn’t addressed the wrestling issues that allowed Lina Lansberg to knock her out of the undefeated ranks in 2019. the least, Ladd is a fierce and relentless. elimination machine with the ability to do real damage from above, and it sounds like a recipe for success in this match up.
If you are willing to risk money for science, try betting on Thiago Santos. His chin has held up incredibly well since rising from middleweight (as seen in his outright war with Jimi Manuwa) while Johnny Walker transforms into an inflatable tube man waving his arm if you look at him funny. By all accounts, Santos should reduce Walker to a ragdoll physique problem within three minutes, but Walker continues to win when I bet against him. I am sufficiently engaged in this experience to bet on Santos, and if you join me you will have a good sample size.
Best UFC Vegas 38 bets:
- Parlay – Casey O’Neill and Jamie Mullarkey: bet $ 100 to win $ 235
- Parlay – Kyle Daukaus and Aspen Ladd: bet $ 100 to win $ 227
- Parlay – Casey O’Neill and Thiago Santos: bet $ 100 to win $ 138
UFC Vegas 38 has one crazy main event, and the rest of the games aren’t too shabby either. See you on Saturday, Maniacs.
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