- UFC Vegas odds are favoring Cory Sandhagen -210 over Song Yadong +175.
- Song Yadong’s last win was over Marlon Moraes and he’s currently on a 3-fight winning streak.
- We review the latest Sandhagen vs Yadong odds with a fight prediction for UFC Vegas 60.
On September 17, a pure striking bantamweight contest between Song Yadong and Cory Sandhagen will headline UFC Vegas 60.
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Sandhagen is ranked no.4 and Yadong no.10 in the UFC bantamweight rankings. Sandhagen has won the majority of his fights at 135, with notable wins over Frankie Edgar, Marlon Moraes, and John Lineker, but the 30-year-old has lost back-to-back matches. He is hoping to get back in the winners’ column here.
Meanwhile, Yadong is on a three-fight win streak and looking to make that four with a huge win over the “The Sandman”. We review the latest UFC Vegas 60 odds with a betting pick for Sandhagen vs Yadong.
Sandhagen vs Yadong Odds
The oddsmakers have Cory Sandhagen as a -210 favorite here, despite being on a two-fight losing skid. There is betting value on Yadong here as a +175, don’t forget to check out the latest UFC betting props for Sandhagen to win by finish and by decision. If you are looking for a mobile sportsbook in your region, check out these sports betting apps.
Cory Sandhagen vs Song Yadong Prediction
Yadong is one of the bigger stories among the arrival of fighters from China into the UFC roster. “The Kung Fu Monkey” was signed in 2017 and is steadily building his name in the 135lbs division for the past five years. Yadong’s only UFC loss was by decision to Kyler Phillips, the 24-year-old is durable and should make this competitive bout.
In terms of UFC stats for this bantamweight bout, Cory is coming in with a reach of 70 inches, that’s a 3-inch reach advantage over Yadong at a 67-inch reach. Expect to see Sandhagen use his impressive switch-stance to keep Yadong on his toes throughout the fight. Both fighters are known for their striking with Sandhagen having a more distinguished style and Yadong a slightly more powerful puncher.
Sandhagen is also the busier of the two when it comes to significant striking volume, he averages 6.42 strikes per minute compared to Yadong at 4.92. Over his past two fights, Sandhagen’s striking defense has slipped with the 4.50 strikes absorbed per minute compared to his opponents’ 3.78.
Yadong doesn’t seem to function quickly enough for me to consider him as a valuable underdog pick. He excels at blocking punches and kicks, and when it comes to wrestling, he has excellent endurance.
A key factor here is Sandhagen’s reach that’s able to break down the walls of some elite-level defensive fighters. In addition to Yadong’s own offensive striking, it doesn’t include the same level of a variety of combos that Sandhagen can use when it comes to pressuring Yadomg and stopping him in the later rounds.
Betting Pick: Sandhagen
UFC Vegas 60 Odds Comparison
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