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UFC Fight Night Rozenstruik v Almeida main card betting preview

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UFC Fight Night Rozenstruik v Almeida Main Card

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Main Event odds Rozenstruik +400 at Bovada | Almeida -555.56 at Bovada
When Saturday, May 13 – main card from 3pm EDT
Where Spectrum Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
Watch Live ESPN+ (US), BT Sport (UK), ESPN (AU), UFC Fight Pass

The main card for UFC Fight Night from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte is headlined by a perfectly matched contest between Anthony Smith and Johnny Walker, a pair of light heavyweights who could have been champions.

Fight fans will also been keen to see the appearance of exciting, undefeated Irishman Ian Garry, and what might be the last fight of UFC legend Tim Means.

Rozenstruik v Almeida

Rozenstruik

Jairzinho Rozenstruik

vs

Jailton Almeida

Jailton Almeida

+400 at Bovada UFC betting odds -555.56 at Bovada
13-4-0 MMA records 18-2-0
35 Age 31
6’2″ Height 6’3″
262lbs Weight 224lbs
78″ Reach 79″
Suriname Nationality Brazil
Paramaribo, Suriname Fighting out of Salvador, Bahia

Anthony Smith v Johnny Walker

Anthony Smith

#5 Anthony Smith

vs

Johnny Walker

#7 Johnny Walker

Light Heavyweight Bout
-107.53 at Bovada UFC betting odds -114.94 at Bovada
36-17-0 MMA records 20-7-0

Anthony Smith (36-17-0) is a UFC veteran who graciously refused to claim the light heavyweight title after then champion Jon Jones landed an illegal knee in 2019. Had Smith been unable to continue, or pretended to be, he would have emerged with the belt in the same manner that bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling was awarded his title.

On his best days Smith is a tough and versatile fighter, but his recent career has been marked by lapses in form and concentration. He is 4-4 from his last eight appearances, including a last start loss to Magomed Ankalaev. Prior to that Smith had a little run going with wins over Devin Clark, Jimmy Crute, and Ryan Spann.

Johnny Walker (20-7-0) is a similarly mercurial fighter who has the athletic ability to beat almost any opponent. He is also 4-4 from his most recent efforts, and his career is marked by reckless losses. Walker has strung together successive wins over Ion Cutelaba and Paul Craig in his last two appearances suggesting a more mature approach to the fight game.

Prior to that he was knocked out cold by current light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill, and ground down in a dull five round bout with Thiago Santos. Walker is famous for some highlight reel knockouts early in his UFC career and looked like a world-beater until his wild style came unstuck. This contest is priced as a classic coin flip, but we are leaning toward Smith based on his higher fight IQ.

Anthony Smith to win

-107.53
@
Bovada

Daniel Rodriguez v Ian Garry

Daniel Rodriguez

#15 Daniel Rodriguez

vs

Ian Garry

Ian Garry

Welterweight Bout
+260 at Bovada UFC betting odds -333.33 at Bovada
17-3-0 MMA records 11-0-0

Daniel Rodriguez (17-3-0) has a 7-2 UFC record with wins over big names such as Kevin Lee, Li Jingliang, and Mike Perry. His most recent fight resulted in a submission loss to Neil Magny, but Rodriguez is a tough and gritty combatant who gives his all no matter who is standing opposite. This is a ambitious match-up and Rodriguez goes in as the betting underdog. While he may not possess the natural talents of Garry, Rodriguez has a depth of big fight experience to draw upon.

Ian Garry (11-0-0) is an unbeaten Irish fighter who is expected to develop into a viable contender at welterweight. He combines boxing and Judo and possesses knockout power and high-level ring craft. Garry’s record is filled with largely unknown opponents, but undefeated fighters carry an aura of invincibility until they are finally halted. Another win will see the Irishman earn a top 15 ranking and inch closer toward his dreams of Connor McGregor level stardom.

Daniel Rodriguez to win

+260
@
Bovada

Carlos Ulberg v Ihor Potieria

Carlos Ulberg

Carlos Ulberg

vs

Ihor Potieria

Ihor Potieria

Light Heavyweight Bout
-416.67 at Bovada UFC betting odds +310 at Bovada
8-1-0 MMA records 19-3-0

Carlos Ulberg (8-1-0) has looked impressive since signing with the UFC, recording three wins and one loss. The Kiwi fights out of City Kickboxing in Aukland, which is considered the one of the premier international stables given the continued success of Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski. Ulberg throws heavy hands and is strongly favoured to prevail here.

Ihor Potieria (19-3-0) most recently sent MMA legend Mauricio Rua into retirement with a second-round knockout finish. The Ukrainian can get a little loose and untidy when launching his offense and might be prone to counter-attack if that weakness is shown against Ulberg. That said, he has a well-rounded skillset and will not take a backward step, and this is shaping as a potential fight of the night contender.

Carlos Ulberg to win

-416.67
@
Bovada

Tim Means v Alex Morono

Tim Means

Tim Means

vs

Alex Morono

Alex Morono

Welterweight Bout
+178 at Bovada UFC betting odds -222.22 at Bovada
32-14-1 MMA records 22-8-0

Tim Means (32-14-1) is a UFC legend who has been fighting at the highest level since 2012. He was briefly cut from the promotion in 2014 following a pair of losses but earned his way back with wins in Legacy FC. Means has dropped his last two contests and the 39-year-old is nearing the end of his journey as a professional athlete. He will have the crowd on his side for this swansong bout.

Alex Morono (22-8-0) has shared the cage with some of the sport’s biggest names including Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis, and Khoas Williams. The fellow veteran remains competitive at welterweight with four wins from his last five fights. His longevity can be attributed to a high work ethic and a warrior spirit that has carried him across a 13-year career.

Alex Morono to win

-222.22
@
Bovada

UFC Fight Night main card MMA multi

Place these bets in a parlay for +2243 return:

  • Alex Morono to win
  • Carlos Ulberg to win
  • Daniel Rodriguez to win
  • Anthony Smith to win
  • Jailton Almeida by submission

UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik v Almeida parlay bet – 5 legs

+2243
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Bovada

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