Marlon "Chito" Vera meets Cory Sandhagen in a top-10 bantamweight main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in San Antonio, Texas.
The fights at the AT&T Center are on ESPN and ESPN+, with the 7 p.m. ET main card preceded by prelims at 4:30 p.m.
Vera (20-7-1) has won four fights in a row, including knockouts of former UFC champions Dominick Cruz and Frankie Edgar. He is No. 3 in the ESPN bantamweight rankings.
The sixth-ranked Sandhagen (15-4) ended a two-fight skid in his last bout, a TKO win over Song Yadong in September.
Also on the card is former women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm (14-6), who faces Yana Santos (14-6, 1 NC) in the co-main event.
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UFC Fight Night card
ESPN/ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET
Men's bantamweight: Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen
Women's bantamweight: Holly Holm vs. Yana Santos
Men's featherweight: Nate Landwehr vs. Austin Lingo
Women's flyweight: Andrea Lee vs. Maycee Barber
Men's flyweight: Alex Perez vs. Manel Kape
Middleweight: Chidi Njokuani vs. Albert Duraev
ESPN/ESPN+, 4:30 p.m. ET
Men's featherweight: Daniel Pineda vs. Tucker Lutz
Men 's featherweight: Steven Peterson vs. Lucas Alexander
Welterweight: Trevin Giles vs. Preston Parsons
Men's flyweight: CJ Vergara vs. Daniel Lacerda
Men's flyweight: Victor Altamirano vs. Vinicius Salvador
Reed Kuhn's betting tip
This fight is likely to be a back-and-forth duel that boils down to volume versus power. Sandhagen averages a blistering pace of more than 17 strikes thrown per minute while at a distance. But that volume just doesn't carry the same threat as Vera's knockout power. With 12 knockdowns recorded, and a 4.6% knockdown rate per landed power head strike, Vera is arguably the most dangerous fighter on this entire card.
For Kuhn's suggested bets on the main event and other fights on Saturday's card, check out the ESPN+ expert picks and best bets article (link below). It also features analysis by retired UFC welterweight and ESPN MMA analyst Michael Chiesa as well as ESPN's other betting expert, Ian Parker.
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