UFC President Dana White has caught considerable heat for his relentless efforts to stage fights. Yet White has prevailed and proven to be much more perceptive than his critics. Since the return of UFC betting both viewing and wagering handle numbers are through the roof. The people have spoken and they want fights. Saturday, White and the UFC will deliver a highly competitive main card. Five bouts are scheduled. Now is the time to preview the matchups and get ready for Saturday night at the fights!
UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris Main Card
|Date and Time:||Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida|
|UFC Fight Night TV Coverage:||ESPN and ESPN+|
UFC on ESPN Main Card Betting Odds
|Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris||+140 / -160|
|Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill||-185 / +160|
|Edson Barboza vs. Dan Ige||-130 / +110|
|Eryk Anders vs. Krzysztof Jotko||+130 / -150|
|Song Yadong vs. Marlon Vera||-175 / -155|
Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris – Heavyweight Bout
Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem has a career sportsbook record of 45-18-1. Late on Overeem has slumped with three losses in his last five bouts. Overeem is coming off a fifth-round knockout loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik. He is best known for his loss to Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title on September 10, 2016. Overeem is the eighth ranked UFC heavyweight. By contrast Harris has a career record of 13-7-1. He is ranked ninth in the UFC heavyweight division. Harris is coming off a first round knockout win over Aleksei Oleinik.
Claudia Gadelha vs. Angela Hill – Women’s Strawweight Bout
Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha is ranked fifth in the UFC strawweight division. Her career record is 17-4. Last time in the octagon Gadelha won a unanimous decision over Randa Markos. Angela Hill is the 15th ranked 15th UFC strawweight. Accordingly, Hill’s career record is 12-7. She is coming off a unanimous decision win over Loma Lookboonmee for a third consecutive win.
Dan Ige vs. Edson Barboza – Featherweight Bout
Dan “Dynamite” Ige has a career UFC betting record of 13-2. Ige is ranked 15th in the UFC featherweight rankings. Concurrently Ige is coming off a split decision win over Mirsad Bektic. It was his fifth consecutive win. Edson “Junior” Barboza is ranked 11th in the UFC lightweight division. Barboza has a career record of 20-8. Fashion that he has lost four of his lasts five bouts. Paul Felder scored a split decision win over Barboza in his last fight.
Eryk Anders vs. Krzysztof Jotko – Middleweight Bout
Eryk Anders has a career record of 13-4. Consistent with that is two wins in a row. Anders is coming off a split decision win over Gerald Meerschaert. Krzysztof Jotko has a career record of 21-4. Encompassing that is a two-bout winning streak. Jotko is coming off a split decision win over Marc Andre Barriault.
Song Yadong vs. Marlon Vera – Bantamweight Bout
Song Yadong has a career record of 15-4-1. Account of that is a UFC bantamweight ranking of 13th. Yadong is coming off a draw against Cody Stamann. Marlon Vera is ranked 14th in the UFC bantamweight rankings. Vera has a career record of 15-5-1. Extend that record is a five-bout winning streak. He is coming off a technical knockout win over Andre Ewell.
Marlon Vera, Dan Ige, Claudia Gadelha, Walt Harris