UFC on ESPN Sandhagen vs Font Odds: Nurmagomedov Out of Main Event

Written by: Ryan Bristlon
Published August 4, 2023
6 min read
  • Nurmagomedov out of main event, Font steps in at catchweight
  • Andrade replaces Jandiroba in co-main event against Suarez
  • Tanner Boser looks for his first win in the light heavyweight division

UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs Font

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Fighter

Odds

Cory Sandhagen

-340

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Rob Font

+270

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Fighter

Odds

Jessica Andrade

+285

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Tatiana Suarez

-360

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Fighter

Odds

Dustin Jacoby

+130

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Kennedy Nzechukwu

-155

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Fighter

Odds

Diego Lopes

-175

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Gavin Tucker

+145

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Fighter

Odds

Tanner Boser

-155

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Aleksa Camur

+130

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Fighter

Odds

Ignacio Bahamondes

-230

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Ludovit Klein

+190

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UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs Font - Picks & Predictions

Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font - Catchweight (140-pounds)

Cory Sandhagen (-340)

Jessica Andrade vs Tatiana Suarez - Women’s Strawweight Division

Tatiana Suarez (-360)

Dustin Jacoby vs Kennedy Nzechukwu - Light Heavyweight Division

Kennedy Nzechukwu (-155)

Diego Lopes vs Gavin Tucker - Featherweight Division

Diego Lopes (-175)

Tanner Boser vs Aleksa Camur - Light heavyweight Division

Tanner Boser (-155)

Ignacio Bahamondes vs ludovit Klein - Lightweight Division

Ignacio Bahamondes (-230)

Sandhagen vs Font Predictions

Cory Sandhagen vs Rob Font - Catchweight (140-pounds)

Cory Sandhagen

TALE OF THE TAPE

Rob Font

31

Age

36

5 ft 11 in

Height

5 ft 8 in

69.5 in

Reach

71.5 in

16-4

Record

20-6

Originally slated to take on Umar Nurmagomedov, number-four ranked bantamweight Cory Sandhagen now finds himself facing off against Rob Font, who was pulled from his upcoming UFC 292 fight to replace the injured Nurmagomedov. Check out current UFC Rankings for weight classes and pound-for-pound greatest fighter!   

Due to the last-minute change of events, these two bantamweights will be competing at a catchweight of 140-pounds.

Font, ranked at number-seven in the division, recently snapped a two-fight skid with his TKO win over Adrian Yanez at UFC 287 in April. He was scheduled to face Song Yadong at the upcoming UFC 292 card before being poached for this main event.

Sandhagen, a former interim title challenger, has bounced back from a two-fight skid to win his two most recent bouts - a TKO win over Song Yadong and a split-decision win over Marlon Vera this past March.

Sandhagen will have the height advantage but it is Font who will enjoy a two-inch advantage in reach. Despite the reach, however, it is the surging Sandhagen who is heavily favored to win, being listed as a -340 favorite by oddsmakers for Saturday’s main event.

To find out how to place your bets for this catchweight main event, check out our ultimate UFC betting guide to get started.

Jessica Andrade vs Tatiana Suarez - Women’s Strawweight Division

Jessica Andrade

TALE OF THE TAPE

Tatiana Suarez

31

Age

32

5 ft 2 in

Height

5 ft 5 in

62 in

Reach

66 in

24-11

Record

9-0

Although a former women’s strawweight champion and boasting a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jessica Andrade has had mixed success since losing her title in 2019, bouncing back and forth from strawweight to flyweight and losing her last two fights - being finished in both. To learn more about weight classes, read our guide to women's & men's UFC weight classes.    

She suffered a second-round submission loss against Erin Blanchfield before most recently getting knocked out in the first-round against Yan Xioanan at UFC 288 in May.

Andrade takes on the undefeated Tatiana Suarez in this co-main event.

Suarez has only fought once since 2019 as she had suffered injuries and repeated setbacks. But she returned to the octagon back in February to take on Montana De La Rosa, whom she defeated via second-round submission in a fight that was actually contested at flyweight.

With her undefeated record, as well as her height and reach advantages, it’s clear to see why Tatiana Suarez, ranked number-10 in the strawweight division, is listed as the biggest betting favorite on the main card: -360.

Dustin Jacoby vs Kennedy Nzechukwu - Light Heavyweight Division

Dustin Jacoby

TALE OF THE TAPE

Kennedy Nzechukwu

35

Age

31

6 ft 4 in

Height

6 ft 5 in

78 in

Reach

83 in

18-7-1

Record

12-3

A former kickboxer who started his UFC career by winning six in a row (with one draw), Dustin Jacoby now finds himself as the +130 underdog after having lost his last two fights in a row.

He takes on the gigantic light heavyweight Kennedy Nzechukwu, who is on a three-fight winning streak - having most recently earned a second-round submission over Devin Clark at UFC 288 back in May.

At 6-foot-5-inches, Nzechukwu will have a one-inch height advantage and an impressive five-inch reach advantage over Jacoby. At 83-inches, Nzechukwu boasts the longest reach in the light heavyweight division.

Diego Lopes vs Gavin Tucker - Featherweight Division

Diego Lopes

TALE OF THE TAPE

Gavin Tucker

28

Age

37

5 ft 11 in

Height

5 ft 7 in

72 in

Reach

66 in

21-6

Record

13-2

Diego Lopes made his UFC debut just one fight ago and he was definitely not given an easy introduction into the world of the promotion.

Lopes stepped in on late notice to take on the undefeated Movsar Evloev at UFC 288 in May. Lopes was defeated by unanimous decision but most were incredibly impressed with his performance against a top prospect like Evloev.

His opponent this Saturday, Gavin Tucker, will also be coming off of a loss as he recently had a three-fight winning streak snapped thanks to a first-round knockout punch from Dan Ige in March.

Lopes will have all of the physical advantages, including youth, extra height and a longer reach. Tucker has more UFC experience but the elder fighter is listed as the +145 underdog in this one.

Tanner Boser vs Aleksa Camur - Light Heavyweight Division

Tanner Boser

TALE OF THE TAPE

Aleksa Camur

31

Age

27

6 ft 2 in

Height

6 ft

75.5 in

Reach

74 in

20-9-1

Record

6-2

A former heavyweight, Tanner Boser made the move down to light heavyweight for his last fight in hopes of improving his MMA record. Unfortunately for Boser, he lost his 205-pound debut to Ion Cutelaba via TKO back in April.

However, Boser seems poised to get his first UFC win in the division as he takes on the struggling Aleksa Camur - a fighter who has lost his last two in a row and who hasn’t fought since June 2021.

Boser will stand two-inches taller and have a 1.5-inch reach advantage. At -155, he is viewed as the favorite over Camur.

Ignacio Bahamondes vs Ludovit Klein - Lightweight Division

Ignacio Bahamondes

TALE OF THE TAPE

Ludovit Klein

25

Age

28

6 ft 1 in

Height

5 ft 7 in

75 in

Reach

72 in

14-4

Record

19-4-1

After losing his UFC debut to John Makdessi in 2021, Ignacio Bahamondes has gone on to win his next three in a row, including a unanimous decision win over Trey Ogden in his most recent appearance at UFC 287 in April.

He takes on Ludovit Klein - a fighter who had won back-to-back fights before fighting Jai Herbert to a majority draw in his most recent bout at UFC 286 in March.

This will be Bahamondes’ fifth UFC appearance and Klein’s sixth.

Bahamondes has a significant six-inch height advantage as well as a three-inch reach advantage. Because of his physical size, he comes in listed as the -230 favorite over Klein.

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How to Watch UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs Font

  • LOCATION: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
  • WHEN: Saturday, August 5
  • TIME: 7 PM EST
  • HOW: ESPN, ESPN+, TSN5
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