The main card for UFC Fight Night promises an outstanding night of action with the betting UFC Lines. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will take on Derek Brunson in a five round middleweight bout and feature fight of the night. The feature fight of Jacare vs. Brunson is a rematch of a 2012 bout under the Strikeforce banner. Souza scored a knockout win in the first round of that 2012 middleweight bout. UFC Fight Night takes place on Saturday night.
UFC Fight Night on FOX 27
Date and Time: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 8 p.m. Eastern
Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
UFC Odds at SBG: Ronaldo Souza -165 / Derek Brunson +145, Andre Fili +135 / Dennis Bermudez -155, Jordan Rinaldi +435 / Gregor Gillespie -570, Frank Camacho +155 / Drew Dober -175
UFC TV Coverage: FOX
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
The main card feature fight is one that that everyone is eagerly anticipating with the betting lines UFC. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is ranked number three in UFC. He has been under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner since 2013. Souza was a one-time Strikeforce Middleweight champion. He is coming off a second round TKO (head kick and punches) loss to Robert Whittaker on April 15, 2017. Jacare has a 7-2 career record as a UFC fighter.
The middleweight is 38 years of age and a native of Brazil, where he fights from as a member of the X-Gym Team. Derek Brunson is 34 years old and fights out of Wilmington, North Carolina as a member of the Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu team. Derek made his UFC debut on December 29, 2012 and has a 9-3 career record in UFC action. He is ranked eighth in UFC. Brunson is coming off a first-round knockout (punches) win over Lyoto Machida on October 28, 2017.
The featherweight matchup of Dennis Bermudez and Andre Fili will garner plenty of sportsbook online action as well. Bermudez is ranked 11th in UFC. Known as “The Menace,” he is in a bad stretch in which he has lost four out of his last six fights. “The Menace” is coming off a split decision loss in a three-round bout against Darren Elkins on July 22, 2017. Prior to that Dennis lost in a first-round knockout to Chan Sung Jung on February 4, 2017.
Andre “Touchy” Fili
Andre “Touchy” Fili is coming off a unanimous decision win over Artem Lobov on October 21, 2017. Fili has been in a bad pattern of losing his last four bouts that were followed by a victory. “Touchy” is the more powerful fighter in this matchup. He has won 47% of his bouts by knockout or TKO. Bermudez has won just 24% of his bouts by knockout or TKO. Dennis fights out of Long Island, New York. Andre fights out of Sacramento, California.
Matchup to Watch
Jacare and Brunson is the one to watch with the Betting Lines UFC. Derek Brunson brings the ability of raw power. He has won 61% of his bouts by knockout or TKO. Ronaldo has the better wrestling ability with a 58% mark for wins by submission and has a 44.44% takedown accuracy, compared to just 32.14% for Brunson
Ronaldo Souza may not match Brunson’s power but is the better all-around fighter.
UFC Betting Pick: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
UFC Betting Prediction: Jacare by second round submission
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