UFC Vegas 18 Betting Prediction: Denys Bondar vs. Ode Osbourne

Opening in the prelims for the next UFC event is a catchweight battle that is sure to impress. Looking at this betting opportunity, you will get to see Ode Osbourne take on Denys Bondar.

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 4:00 PM

Venue: UFC Apex

Watch on: ESPN+

Ode Osbourne (8-3-0)

Osbourne is coming off of a submission loss to Brian Kelleher back in January of 2020. Other than winning a fight in the Dana White’s Contender Series, he has not won a UFC fight yet with the recent one being his debut.

His fighting resume shows that he has three wins by knockout, four by submission, and one by decision. He also has six first round finishes with a combined effort of knockouts and submissions.

“The Jamaican Sensation” has a striking accuracy at 51 percent and a grappling accuracy at 100 percent. He lands 3.88 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.95. This is a solid ratio with some room to grow here.

Osbourne has a takedown defense at 66 percent and a significant strike defense at 43 percent. He also averages 2.01 takedowns and 2.00 submissions every 15 minutes.

Denys Bondar (14-2-0)

Bondar will be making his octagon debut in this matchup. He is currently on an eight fight winning streak in his professional career.

His fighting resume shows that he has five wins by knockout and nine by submission. He also has 11 first round finishes with a combination of knockouts and submissions.

He has had some lightning quick first round submission finishes that show he is determined to get his opponents on the ground quickly. Not only that, but he has also had success with his standup being dominant in some cases.

Bondar has had most of his fights end rather fast, with only a few nearing close to a decision. It will be interesting to see how his opponent stacks up to him.

Odds For This Event

The market has this one coming in fairly close. For the moneyline, Intertops has the odds currently placed at:

Osbourne: +135

Bondar: -175

*odds are subject to changes

Free Betting Pick

It is difficult to tell on paper exactly how this matchup will play out. This is due to Osbourne having limited UFC exposure and Bondar making his debut. However, both fighters do make strong cases for victory.

Bondar has made the most out of the competition he has faced so far. It will be interesting to see how he matches up with UFC talent.

Osbourne will look to land a UFC win. He looked great in his Contender Series debut. But then came up short in a first round submission loss for his debut.

Still, both fighters have the potential to turn this into an excellent fight. They both have quick finishing tendencies that can make this a first round finish. Overall, look for Osbourne to land his first UFC victory.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Osbourne wins via TKO, at +135

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