Winning streaks will be on the line on Saturday night when Sean Strickland takes on fellow middleweight Uriah Hall in Las Vegas as a -210 betting favourite on the UFC odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The former King of the Cage middleweight champion is coming off a three-round unanimous decision win over Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Vegas 25, and now rides a four-fight win streak into Saturday night's bout at UFC Apex.
Strickland has kept busy in recent months. The 30-year-old fighter has made three octagon appearances since late October, including a second-round TKO victory in a catchweight clash with Brendan Allen at UFC Vegas 14. That win also earned Strickland his first career Performance of the Night bonus.
While Strickland has finished opponents on two occasions during his current four-fight win streak, he has typically seen his fights go the distance since joining the UFC back in 2014. But while eight of his past 12 outings have ultimately been decided by the judges, Strickland enjoys little experience fighting in championship rounds, with just one of his 26 career pro fights extending beyond four rounds.
Uriah Hall will be looking to build on his longest win streak since joining the UFC eight years ago when he enters the octagon on Saturday as a +170 underdog at online sports betting sties. Hall is coming off a stunning victory over Chris Weidman at UFC 261, a fight that lasted just 17 seconds before the former UFC middleweight champion suffered a grisly leg injury. That win came on the heels of Hall's fourth-round TKO win over Anderson Silva, who suffered an eerily similar serious injury in a clash with Weidman back in 2013.
Hall has tallied finishes on three occasions during his current win streak. That marks a major about-face for the 36-year-old, who had fallen to defeat in four of his previous five outings, including first-round TKO losses to Derek Brunson and Gegard Mousasi.
Elsewhere on the UFC betting lines for Saturday night, Kyung Ho Kang vies for a fifth straight win as he takes on fellow bantamweight Rani Yahya in the co-main event as -120 chalk. Kang makes his UFC Vegas debut after eking out a split decision win over Liu Pingyuan at UFC Fight Night 165, but has also posted two first-round submission wins over his past five outings. Listed as a +100 wager, Yahya has seen 21 of his 27 career wins come by submission, including each of his past four.
Earlier in the evening, Cheyanne Buys battles Gloria de Paula in women's strawweight action as a -170 favourite, while welterweight Niklas Stolze takes on Jared Gooden as -200 chalk