Andrew Sanchez vs Bruno Silva Odds, Preview and Prediction, October 16 (10/16): UFC
- Oct 14, 2021, 2:51:52 PM
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|Time (Main Card)||4:00 p.m. EST|
|Andrew Sanchez money line||+135|
|Bruno Silva money line||-160|
|Andrew Sanchez||Bruno Silva|
The preliminary card headliner comes in the Middleweight division, as Andrew ‘El Dirte’ Sanchez takes on Bruno ‘Blindado’ Silva. In what should be a fun fight, Sanchez will look to rebound after being stopped by Makhmud Muradov back in January. The Ultimate Fighter 23 Light Heavyweight winner has yet to find his footing in the UFC, as he’s gone 5-4 in nine UFC fights. Meanwhile, Silva will look to extend his win-streak to six. After signing with the promotion in 2019 and serving a suspension, Silva finally debuted in June. It was a successful debut at that, as Silva stopped Wellington Turman in the opening round. With fifteen wins in the last sixteen fights, Silva is one to watch at 185 pounds.
This may be Andrew Sanchez’s last stand to impress the UFC, as the former TUF winner just hasn’t been able to build any momentum in the UFC. The wrestler has been plagued by cardio issues, which has seen him be stopped in the third round in three of his four losses. However, Sanchez has shown talent inside the octagon and will need to tap into against Bruno Silva. A devastating striker, who has won seventeen of his twenty wins by knockout. That includes a UFC debut that saw Silva stuff ten takedown attempts of Turman, and eventually win via knockout.
As for a prediction, I have Silva. Before signing with the UFC, the Brazilian had caught my eye. On the regional scene, Silva was knocking everyone out including former Bellator Champion Alexander Shlemenko and then undefeated prospect Artem Frolov. While the suspension may have cost Silva a few years from the octagon, his debut showed me that he’s ready to keep this train going. Now, Sanchez will try to wrestle, and even may succeed a few times. However, unless he’s completely retooled his conditioning, Sanchez should be winded by round three. From there, Silva will put him away via knockout.
PICK: Bruno Silva (-160)
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