UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs Hill - Prelims Odds, Predictions, Picks

  • Terrance McKinney enters his fight as a massive -850 favourite
  • Undefeated prospect Josh Quinlan makes his UFC debut
  • Sam Alvey comes out of retirement to face Michal Oleksiejczuk
  • Cory McKenna looks to get back in the winning column after recent loss

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UFC Vegas 59 Prelims Terrance McKinney

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Sam Alvey vs Michal Oleksiejczuk – Middleweight Division

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“Smilin” Sam Alvey TALE OF THE TAPE Michal “Hussar” Oleksiejczuk
36 Age 27
6‘2“ (188cm) Height 6‘0“ (184cm)
75.5” (192cm) Reach 74.0” (188cm)
United States Nation Poland
Team Quest Team Ankos MMA Poznan
Unranked Rank Unranked
33-17-1-1 NC Record 16-5-0-1 NC
7 Losses Current Streak 1 Loss
+450

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Odds -600

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Sam Alvey comes out of retirement to make a surprise return at middleweight in the featured prelim of UFC Vegas 59 vs Michal Oleksiejczuk.

Alvey is currently on an astounding seven fight losing streak and has not won a fight since 2018 when he beat Gian Villante by split decision.

The long time MMA veteran is way past his prime at this point and it’s difficult to imagine a scenario where he manages to defeat his young Polish opponent.

Michal “Hussar” Oleksiejczuk made his UFC debut back in 2017 and faced Khalil Rountree in his first fight with the promotion, in a bout which ended in a no contest.

Oleksiejczuk is a bonafide first round finisher and a knockout artist who immediately starts applying striking pressure from the opening bell.

With five first round finishes to his name, look for Oleksiejczuk to make a statement in this fight with an early finish.

Our Picks

Michal Oleksiejczuk to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round one (+215)

Michal Oleksiejczuk to win by KO/TKO/DQ (-115)

Fight to go the distance: No (-175)

Terrance McKinney vs Erick Gonzalez – Lightweight Division

Terrance “T.Wrecks” McKinney TALE OF THE TAPE Erick “The Ghost Pepper” Gonzalez
27 Age 30
5‘10“ (178cm) Height 5‘11“ (180cm)
74.0” (188cm) Reach 74.0” (188cm)
United States Nation United States
Warriorcamp MMA Team Fight Science MMA
Unranked Rank Unranked
12-4-0 Record 14-6-0
1 Loss Current Streak 1 Loss
-850

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Terrence McKinney burst onto the scene in his UFC debut with his seven second knockout of Matt Frevola which went viral on social media.

This young lightweight prospect had a kill or be killed approach to all of his fights and looks for early first round finishes every single time he steps in the cage.

He knocked out opponent after opponent during his time competing on the regional scene in the United States, before getting signed to the PFL where he earned three first round finishes before being signed to the UFC.

McKinney took a big step up in competition in his last UFC outing where he faced UFC veteran Drew Dober who finished “T.Wrecks” in the first round.

Erick “The Ghost Pepper” Gonzalez has gained a lot of experience fighting on the regional scene where he had his fair share of wins and losses before being signed to the UFC.

Gonzalez’s debut did not go his way however as he was knocked out by future UFC hall of famer Jim Miller with an overhand right in the second round.

“The Ghost Pepper” certainly has his hands full in this fight against a quick and powerful puncher in McKinney, who is also desperate for a win.

Our Picks

Terrence McKinney to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round one (+150)

Terrence McKinney to win by KO/TKO/DQ (+120)

Fight to end in first six seconds of round one (+400)

Fight to go the distance: No (-650)

Bryan Battle vs Takashi Sato – Welterweight Division

Bryan “Pooh Bear” Battle TALE OF THE TAPE Takashi “Ten” Sato
27 Age 32
6‘1“ (185cm) Height 5‘10“ (178cm)
77.0” (196cm) Reach 73.0” (185cm)
United States Nation Japan
Hayastan MMA Charlotte Team Kill Cliff FC
Unranked Rank Unranked
7-1-0 Record 16-5-0
8 Wins Current Streak 2 Losses
-255

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Odds +215

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The Ultimate Fighter season 29 welterweight champion Bryan Battle is cruising on an eight fight winning streak right now and faces his biggest step up in competition so far in Japanese knockout artist Takashi “Ten” Sato.

Battle has a very awkward style and can mix it up when he needs to with both fantastic grappling and striking ability.

He defeated Gilbert Urbina via rear naked choke submission in the second round of his UFC debut before defeating fellow ultimate fighter cast member Tresean Gore by unanimous decision in his most recent fight.

Takashi Sato started off his MMA career fighting on the regional scene in his home country of Japan, primarily under the Pancrase banner where he achieved multiple first round finishes.

Sato has a solid wrestling base as well as elite boxing skills and has the ability to end a fight with just one punch.

Bryan Battle has a huge height and reach advantage over his opponent and will be looking to expose Sato’s submission weakness.

Our Picks

Bryan Battle to win by Submission in round three (+1400)

Bryan Battle to win by Submission (+275)

Fight to go the distance: No (-110)

Jason Witt vs Josh Quinlan – Welterweight Division

Jason “The Vanilla Gorilla” Witt TALE OF THE TAPE Josh “The Maverick” Quinlan
35 Age 29
5‘10“ (178cm) Height 6‘0“ (183cm)
70.0” (178cm) Reach 72.0” (183cm)
United States Nation United States
Glory MMA and Fitness Team Milestone Martial Arts
Unranked Rank Unranked
19-8-0 Record 5-0-0-1 NC
1 Loss Current Streak 11 Wins
+205

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Odds -245

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Jason Witt AKA “The Vanilla Gorilla ” gained tons of experience on the region scene in the United States with appearances for Bellator and LFA in the past.

Witt lost his UFC debut vs Takashi Sato by first round TKO before going on to win his next fight vs Cole Williams by arm triangle choke in the second round.

Josh Quinlan is undefeated in both his amateur and pro MMA careers and enters his UFC debut riding an impressive eleven fight winning streak.

Quinlan finishes fights early and by any means necessary with several submissions and knockouts to his name.

Quinlan is going into this fight with multiple advantages including height, reach and well as a six year age gap between the two fighters.

Expect Quinlan to look for a takedown and land some ground and pound for an early finish in this fight.

Our Picks

Josh Quinlan to win by KO/TKO/DQ in round one (+225)

Josh Qunilan to win by KO/TKO/DQ (+110)

Fight to go the distance: No (-200)

Cory McKenna vs Miranda Granger – Women’s Strawweight Division

Cory “Poppins” McKenna TALE OF THE TAPE Miranda “Danger” Granger
23 Age 30
5‘3“ (160cm) Height 5‘10“ (170cm)
58.5” (149cm) Reach 68.0” (173cm)
Wales Nation United States
Team Alpha Male Team Charlie’s Combat Club
Unranked Rank Unranked
6-2-0 Record 7-2-0
1 Loss Current Streak 2 Losses
-225

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Odds +190

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Cory McKenna is yet another fighter signed by the UFC via the contender series and is one of the youngest fighters on the roster.

She won her UFC debut in dominant fashion with a win over Kay Hansen before suffering a split decision defeat to Elise Reed.

Miranda Granger brought an undefeated record into her 2019 UFC debut where she defeated Hannah Goldy by unanimous decision before going on a two fight losing streak.

Her first career loss was handed to her by Amanda Lemos who defeated Granger by rear naked choke in the first round.

In Granger’s most recent fight she suffered her second loss in a row, this time to Ashley Yoder who defeated her by unanimous decision.

While both of these fighters are relatively new to the big stage, Cory McKenna is much younger and hungrier than her opponent and has faced tougher opposition so far.

Our Picks

Cory McKenna to win by unanimous decision (+110)

Cory McKenna to win by decision (-110)

Fight to go the distance: Yes (-255)

Mayra Bueno Silva vs Stephanie Egger – Women’s Bantamweight Division

Mayra “Sheetara” Bueno Silva TALE OF THE TAPE Stephanie Egger
30 Age 33
5‘6“ (168cm) Height 5’6“ (168cm)
66.5” (169cm) Reach 68.0” (173cm)
Brazil Nation Switzerland
Chute Boxe Diego Lima Team Buddy Gym
Unranked Rank Unranked
8-2-1 Record 7-2-0
1 Win Current Streak 2 Wins
+105

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Odds -125

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Mayra Bueno Silva went into her contender series bout with an undefeated four fight winning streak which she extended to five when she defeated 7-0-0 Mayana Souza by first round ninja choke.

With three wins, two losses and a draw to her name so far in the promotion, she will be looking to get a winning streak going with this fight and hope to be matched up with a ranked opponent next.

Stephanie Egger has fought all over the world including in Italy and even in Japanese combat sports promotion Rizin.

She faced Manon Fiorot in her UFC debut but was defeated by unanimous decision before going on to defeat Yanan Wu by unanimous decision in her next fight.

Mayra Bueno Silva will be looking to do what she does best and get a submission win, exposing her opponents grappling weakness.

Our Picks

Mayra Bueno Silva to win by Submission in round one (+900)

Exact method of victory: Submission (+250)

Fight to go the distance: No (+140)


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UFC Vegas 59 Information
Event UFC Vegas 58: Santos vs Hill
Location UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Date / Time Saturday 6th August 2022 – 17:00 ET
How to watch ESPN, ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass

 

 

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