The brutal Thiago Santos and the ageless Glover Teixeira will battle it out this Saturday (Nov. 7, 2020) to determine Brazil’s best Light Heavyweight, headlining the latest ESPN+-streamed show for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Vegas 13 will also see Tanner Boser attempt to continue his rise up the Heavyweight ranks at Andrei Arlovski’s expense and Raoni Barcelos step up on short notice to meet Bantamweight bruiser Khalid Taha.
We’ve got the UFC Vegas 13 lines and we’ve got the picks, so just scroll on down ...
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UFC Vegas 13 Odds For The Undercard:
Bevon Lewis (-110) vs. Trevin Giles (-110)
Giga Chikadze (-485) vs. Jamey Simmons (+385)
Alexander Romanov (-335) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (+275)
Darren Elkins (-230) vs. Eduardo Garagorri (+190)
Max Griffin (-145) vs. Ramiz Brahimaj (+125)
Sarah Moras (-185) vs. Vanessa Melo (+160)
Thoughts: This is not the most tempting lineup I’ve ever seen; however, stick with Alexander Romanov to beef up your parlays, with the possible addition of Darren Elkins.
Romanov’s utter mauling of Roque Martinez in his Octagon debut and Marcos Rogerio de Lima’s long, sordid history of being utterly useless off of his back should be sufficient explanation for the Romanov pick. I remain grumpy that the Martinez fight tipped people off as to what Romanov was capable of, as their initial match up was presented as a toss up.
Eduardo Garagorri is a subpar wrestler with decent pop, which plays right into Darren Elkins’ horribly mauled hands. If “The Damage” has anything left in the tank at all, this is his easiest match up in years. Just don’t go crazy ... the man’s been through a lot lately.
UFC Vegas 13 Odds For The Main Card:
Thiago Santos (-240) vs. Glover Teixeira (+200)
Tanner Boser (-275) vs. Andrei Arlovski (+235)
Raoni Barcelos (-350) vs. Khalid Taha (+290)
Brendan Allen (-110) vs. Ian Heinisch (-110)
Yan Xiaonan (-130) vs. Claudia Gadelha (-110)
Thoughts: Tanner Boser is the only tempting pick here. He’s a fair bit faster and a full 12 years younger than Arlovski. And with his recent improvements, I favor “The Bulldozer” to score a decisive victory over the aging veteran.
UFC Vegas 13 Best Bets:
- Parlay — Alexander Romanov and Darren Elkins: Bet $60 to make $51.72
- Parlay — Alexander Romanov and Tanner Boser: Bet $70 to make $53.84
UFC Vegas 13 odds offers plenty of reasons to tune in this weekend, even if it isn’t all that heavy on top contenders outside of the main event. See you Saturday, Maniacs.
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