It’s fight day for UFC Vegas 28, which is happening from the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Heavyweights will grace the main event when the #6 rated, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, gets it on with the #9 rated, Augusto Sakai. Bloody Elbow is here with the betting lines for this collision of big men, as well as for the rest of the UFC Vegas 28 lineup.
We’ve got a pick’em line here with Rozenstruik and Sakai, and how appropriate. Heavyweight is the division where literally everyone is heavy-handed, and all it takes is one to end the show. Both of these men are willing strikers who will likely look to trade on the feet. Talk about a 50/50 fight. Currently, Rozenstruik can only be found with a minus line around the -115 mark, while Sakai resides in a plus and minus spectrum from -108 up to +108. If you’re looking for action on this one, then it is what it is with Jairzinho, but it might be wise to shop around on Augusto.
The over/under for this 25-minute affair has been set at 2.5 rounds, and both the over and the under can be scooped up for -105 a piece. Another 50/50 wager for this already 50/50 fight. Regardless of the split over/under, the oddsmakers do not foresee this main event lasting all-five rounds. The prop bet ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is rocking a strongly favored line of -195, with a +160 comeback on the ‘Fight goes to decision’ option.
We’ve seen Sakai get neutralized to a decision, and pounded out late, but we’ve never really witnessed him getting ran right through. He’s pretty hard to kill. As for Rozenstruik, we’ve seen him too be neutralized, but also get absolutely sparked out by Francis N’Gannou — although I’m not sure we can really hold Francis against him, or anyone else for that matter. Jairzinho might actually be hard to kill as well.
The bookies have “Bigi Boy” listed as the more likely fighter to produce a finish. The prop bet ‘Rozenstruik wins inside distance’ is trending around a small underdog tag of +155, with ‘Not Rozenstruik inside distance’ on deck at -185. Going back the other way, the proposition ‘Sakai wins inside distance’ possesses longer odds of +240, with ‘Not Sakai inside distance’ posted up at a lofty favored line of -300.
Check out the UFC Vegas 28 betting odds, courtesy of BestFightOdds.com:
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