UFC action returns to Vancouver for the first time in over three years this weekend as Donald Cerrone clashes with fellow lightweight Justin Gaethje in the main event at UFC Fight Night 158 as a +160 underdog on the UFC odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Cerrone will be looking to rebound from a recent second-round TKO loss to Tony Ferguson as a +185 underdog at UFC 238, ending a three-fight win streak and marking his first loss in three outings since returning to the UFC lightweight division going into Saturday night’s match at Rogers Arena.
Despite seeing his clash with Ferguson come to an end with a doctor’s stoppage, the popular 36-year-old American came away with a Fight of the Night bonus, and has now earned performance bonuses in each of his past four contests. Cerrone fought in the UFC lightweight division for the first time since 2016 earlier this year, posting a second-round TKO win over Alexander Hernandez at UFC Fight Night 143 and paying out on +170 odds.
Cerrone followed up with a five-round unanimous decision win over Al Iaquinta as a +100 bet in Ottawa in early May, and is now undefeated in four career UFC fights at events held in Canada.
Fresh off back-to-back first-round finishes, Gaethje enters the octagon on Saturday night set as a -200 favourite on the UFC Fight Night Vancouver odds. The former WSOF lightweight champion had struggled early on after joining the UFC two years ago. After knocking off Michael Johnson in the Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale in his UFC debut, Gaethje suffered knockout losses to Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier.
However, Gaethje responded with a first-round KO of James Vick as a +120 underdog at UFC Fight Night 135. Gaethje subsequently needed just 2:30 to finish Edson Barboza with a KO punch at UFC on ESPN 2, paying out as -130 chalk and taking home a fourth career Fight of the Night bonus.
Earlier on Saturday night, light heavyweights clash as Glover Teixeira takes on Nikita Krylov as a narrow -110 underdog. In UFC heavyweight action, Todd Duffee makes his first octagon appearance in over four years as he battles Jeff Hughes, also as a -110 underdog, while Uriah Hall looks to tally consecutive wins for the first time since 2015 when he goes toe-to-toe with Antonio Carlos Junior as a +180 underdog.
Teixeira has posted consecutive wins by submission but faces a huge challenge against Krylov, who has finished opponents inside two rounds in all 25 of his professional MMA victories, and is pegged as -120 chalk for Saturday night.