Leon Edwards hopes to make a statement with a win over Rafael Dos Anjos on Saturday night as the betting favorite in their UFC San Antonio matchup.
Leon Edwards is a perfect 7-0 over his last seven fights, most recently improving to 17-3 as a professional with a split decision win over Gunnar Nelson at UFC Fight Night 147. The 27-year-old will try to climb up the welterweight rankings on Saturday with a win over Rafael Dos Anjos in the main event of UFC on ESPN 4.
Edwards is a -130 favorite on the UFC odds to win this bout in San Antonio at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Through 11 fights in the UFC, Edwards has compiled a 9-2 record, and his last loss in the promotion came back in 2015 against the division’s current champion, Kamaru Usman. With seven of Edwards’ last nine fights going to the cards, the welterweight often gets overlooked in this crowded division despite his win streak.
Rafael Dos Anjos picked up an impressive submission win over Kevin Lee in his last bout to break a two-fight losing streak. Dos Anjos’ losses both came in 2018 against two of the top welterweights in the world in Usman and Colby Covington. The former UFC Lightweight Champion will need to string some wins together in this division to get into the title conversation.
In what should be a fast and fun fight, knockout specialist Walt Harris (-155) will clash with submission specialist Alexey Oleynik (+125) in a bout that doesn’t figure to last very long. All 12 of Harris’ 12 career wins have come by way of knockout while 45 of Oleynik’s 57 career wins have come via submission. Only one of Harris’ last seven fights and one of Oleynik’s last 12 have made it to the third round; look for this one to be fast and furious.
Greg Hardy’s professional career is off to a 4-1 start with four knockout wins and one loss by disqualification due to an illegal knee. Juan Adams was 5-0 with five knockout wins before picking up his first loss in a decision to Arjan Singh Bhullar at UFC Fight Night 151. Both of these heavyweights are going off at -115 odds in what should be another exciting slugfest.
Rounding out the main card are Dan Hooker (-135) vs. James Vick (+105) and Alexander Hernandez (-185) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (+150).
UFC on ESPN 4 Betting Lines
Leon Edwards (-130) vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (+100)
Walt Harris (-155) vs. Alexey Oleynik (+125)
Greg Hardy (-115) vs. Juan Adams (-115)
Dan Hooker (-135) vs. James Vick (+105)
Alexander Hernandez (-185) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (+150)
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