UFC Vegas 18: Ode Osbourne vs. Denys Bondar Picks, Odds and Predictions

UFC Vegas 18: Ode Osbourne vs. Denys Bondar Picks, Odds and Predictions Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Denys Bondar vs. Ode Osbourne

Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST

Denys Bondar -160 / Ode Osbourne +140 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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Ode Osbourne and Denys Bondar are opening the preliminary card at UFC Vegas 18 on Saturday, February 6, 2021 on ESPN+. 

In this flyweight (140lb) bout, we have Ode Osbourne vs. Denys Bondar. Osbourne is fighting out of Waukesha, Wisconsin. He is entering this bout as a +140 underdog. He lost his last bout against Brian Khelleher in January 2020. Before his last loss, he was on a four fight winning streak. He has notable wins over Armando Villarreal and Kelly Offield. He has a professional MMA record of 8-3-0 and has 3 wins by KO/TKO (37%), 4 submissions (50%), and 1 decision (12%). 

Bondar is fighting out of Kharkiv, Ukraine. He is entering this fight as a -160 favorite. He is currently on an eight fight win streak and has notable wins over Kenan jafarli, Lev Ambarcumian and Ghenadie Gitlan. He has a professional MMA record of 14-1-0 and has 5 wins via KO/TKO (36%), 9 submissions (64%), and 0 decisions (0%).  

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Bondar is extremely dangerous. He is going to have a significant ground game advantage and he has finished one hundred percent of his wins. Osbourne should be fighting off his back for this entire fight, which is somewhat concerning because fifty percent of Osbourne’s wins come from submissions. As long as Bondar is able to defend the submission, he will dominate Osbourne. I usually don’t recommend betting ML on anything above -130, however, including Bondar in a parlay wouldn’t be a bad idea, but if you’re looking for value, my pick is…

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Payne’s Pick Bondar by Decision +260

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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