UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw Betting Preview

UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw Betting Preview

Written by on July 23, 2021

Heading up next for the UFC is another installment for their Fight Night. This will have plenty of battles to choose from, but one, in particular, steals the show. 

The main event bantamweight showdown is headlined by Cory Sandhagen and TJ Dillashaw. Each one has something to prove and should turn out for a great show.  Let’s take a closer look at both fighters and how they arrive into this matchup so you can bet against their UFC odds.

MMA Betting Analysis for Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw

UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw General Info

  • Date: Sat, Jul 24, 6:00 PM
  • Venue: UFC Apex
  • Watch on: ESPN+

Cory Sandhagen (14-2-0)

Sandhagen enters the fight with a few wins in his favor to gain some momentum. In his recent victory, he had an incredible flying knee knockout against Frankie Edgar. 

Looking at what he has been able to accomplish, he has six victories by knockout, three by submission, and five by decision. Indeed, his striking has opened up many opportunities to land wins. 

“Sandman” strikes with an accuracy of 48 percent and has a grappling accuracy of 50 percent. He delivers 6.85 significant strikes every minute while also taking on 3.89. 

Sandhagen defends against takedowns at 30 percent and defends against significant strikes at 59 percent. He also happens to have some ground game, with 1.07 takedowns and 0.50 submissions each 15 minutes of action. 

TJ Dillashaw (17-4-0): 

Dillashaw has not fought in some time, as he is coming off of a first-round TKO loss to Henry Cejudo in January of 2019. Previously, he had established a four-fight winning streak that spanned back to 2016. 

Looking into what he has done, his fighting resume reveals eight wins by knockout, three by submission, and five by decision. His quality wins shows why he was a former champ, so potentially he could regain his belt if he is able to continue his career. 

He strikes with an accuracy of 41 percent and has a grappling accuracy of 37 percent. He delivers 5.37 significant strikes every minute while also absorbing 3.03. 

Dillashaw defends against takedowns at 86 percent and defends against significant strikes at 65 percent. In addition, his ground game has been solid, with 1.68 takedowns and 1.00 submissions every 15 minutes. 

Odds For This Event 

The market reveals some favoritism to Sandhagen as a moderate favorite. The moneyline has been provided by MyBookie, which is currently sitting at:

  • Sandhagen: -190
  • Dillashaw: +155

*odds are subject to changes 

Free Betting Pick 

Dillashaw has an incredible opportunity to get back in the graces of being ranked and potentially a title shot if he wins here. However, he is up against the second-ranked fighter in the bantamweight division that has had a great streak. 

Sandhagen is obviously the younger fighter, but he lets everything go once he steps into the octagon. With his solid stringing and brutal hands, he can deliver some strikes in a hurry. 

Sandhagen has a great chance to stop the comeback of the former champ and make his odds better to get in line for the title fight. Look for this to finish up TKO before the fourth round. 

Sandhagen wins by TKO, at 190