UFC Fight Night Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev Main Card Betting Picks (03/02/2024)

First and foremost, keep in mind that Saturday’s fight night takes place in the afternoon. Six bouts are on the UFC Betting main card. The main event is the heavyweight matchup between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Shamil Gaziev. Also headlining the event is the light heavyweight bout between Vitor Petrino and Tyson Pedro. Also drawing massive attention and betting action is the ranked flyweight matchup between Alex Perez and Muhammad Mokaev. In sum, four ranked combatants are on the main card. Saturday brings the opportunity for these fighters to advance to a Champions eliminator bout.

UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev Main Card

Date and Time:Saturday, March 2, 2024, 4 p.m. ET
Location:UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV
TV Coverage:ESPN+

Heavyweight Bout

Jairzinho Rozenstruik+130
Shamil Gaziev-155

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Overall, Jairzinho Rozenstruik has a career sportsbook record of 13-5. Shamil Gaziev brings a 12-0 career record to the octagon.

Of course, Jairzinho Rozenstruik is known for the second-fastest knockout in heavyweight division history. Rozenstruik is coming off a rough stretch of five losses in his most recent eight bouts. Last time out, Rozenstruik is coming off a 1st round submission loss to Jailton Almeida on May 13, 2023. It was his third loss in his previous four bouts.

Last time out, Shamil Gaziev won a 2nd round TKO against Martin Buday on December 16, 2023. This matchup is Gaziev’s third UFC bout after competing in Brave CF.

Light Heavyweight Bout

Vitor Petrino-290
Tyson Pedro+235

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Vitor Petrino has a career record of 10-0. By contrast, Tyson Pedro has a career mark of 10-4.

Late on, Tyson Pedro has won three of his previous four bouts. Pedro is coming off a 1st round knockout win over Anton Turkalj on September 10, 2023. Previously, Modestas Bukauskas scored a unanimous decision win over Pedro on February 12, 2023.

Flyweight Bout

Alex Perez+220
Muhammad Mokaev-270

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In sum, Alex Perez has a career record of 24-7 with the UFC Betting odds. Muhammad Mokaev stands at 11-0 for his career.

Of major concern is that Alex Perez has lost two consecutive bouts. On July 30, 2022, Perez lost a 1st round submission against Alexandre Pantoja. And then, on November 21, 2020, Perez lost a 1st round submission against Deiveson Figueiredo. Before those losses, Perez won three consecutive bouts.

Previously, Mohammad Mokaev fought in Brave CF and Celtic Gladiator. He has five UFC bouts and wins in his career. Last time out, Mokaev won a 3rd round submission against Tim Elliott on October 21, 2023.

Middleweight Bout

Eryk Anders-310
Jamie Pickett+250

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Eryk Anders has a career record of 15-8. In turn, Jamie Pickett stands at 13-10 for his career.

Bantamweight Bout

Umar Nurmagomedov-750
Bekzat Almakhan+500

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Overall, Umar Nurmagomedov has a career record of 16-0. Bekzat Almakhan is in his first UFC fight.

Flyweight Bout

Matt Schnell+245
Steve Erceg-305

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Matt Schnell has a career record of 16-7. By contrast, Steve Erceg is 11-1 in his career.

UFC Fight Night SBG Free Picks

Certainly, Jairzinho Rozenstruik is a live dog against an unranked opponent, Shamil Gaziev. Meanwhile, Mohammad Mokaev is a justifiable favorite against Alex Perez.

UFC Fight Night SBG Best Bets: Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Mohammad Mokaev.

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