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UFC Fight Night best bets: Dos Anjos vs. Lee

Kevin Lee will have a distinct reach advantage in his welterweight fight with Rafael dos Anjos. Joshua Dahl/USA TODAY Sports

The UFC heads to Rochester, New York, on Saturday for a fight card primarily showcasing fresh faces.

The main event, however, offers two established veterans with lightweight experience now competing at welterweight in the hopes of positioning themselves in the title hunt. The betting market is currently torn.


Welterweight matchup: No. 3 Rafael dos Anjos (-115) vs. Kevin Lee (-105)

On the traditional tale of the tape, Lee has a substantial edge in reach and youth over the southpaw, dos Anjos. That size, along with Lee's volume pressure, will be critical to keep an occasionally hesitant striker on the defensive. Dos Anjos is still a dangerous veteran, but he will be outsized on fight night against a larger frame maintaining more weight for the first time. Lee's muscle mass at lightweight was a strength and a liability, showing that a dominant fighter cannot win a five-round fight if his cardio doesn't keep up.