Impa Kasanganay vs Carlston Harris Odds, Preview and Prediction, September 18 (9/18): UFC

Impa Kasanganay vs Carlston Harris Odds, Preview and Prediction, September 18 (9/18): UFC

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  • Sep 15, 2021, 8:25:46 AM
Credit: photo by Chris Unger/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports
Time (Preliminary Card) 4:00 p.m. EST
Impa Kasanganay money line -120
Carlston Harris money line +100


Key stats
  Impa Kasanganay Carlston Harris
Height 5'11 6'0
Weight 170 170
Reach 75' 76'
Record 9-1 16-4
Streak W1 W4
Last 5 4-1 4-1



Welterweights Impa Kasanganay and Carlston Harris clash in what has the makings of an exciting fight. Kasanganay enters this fight off a submission victory over Sasha Palatnikov. The victory was Kasanganay’s second inside the octagon, and ninth professionally. Meanwhile, Harris comes into the fight on a four-fight winning streak and a winner of eight of his last nine fights. In Harris’ most recent fight, he successfully won his UFC debut via submission over Christian Aguilera.


This is an interesting clash, as Impa Kasanganay is a former Middleweight who successfully dropped down to Welterweight. Already physically strong, it remains to be seen how much Kasanganay can impose his will, now fighting fifteen pounds lower. Against Sasha Palatnikov, Kasanganay struggled to take down the kickboxer who notably has leaky takedown defense. Perhaps it was just a blip, as Kasanganay has shown to have good wrestling. Carlston Harris offers length and power on the feet, while also excelling in taking opponents down in the clinch. Using a patented body lock, Harris has made a living of tripping opponents and then finishing them on top. 

As for a prediction, I’m going to side with the upset minded Harris. While I believe that Kasanganay is the more well rounded fighter and should hold a strength advantage, his lack of power on the feet is discerning. In ten professional fights, Kasanganay has yet to stop anyone via strikes. Also, Kasanganay is rather inexperienced. The American only turned professional in 2019. Harris on the other hand, has been fighting for nearly ten years. Notably during that span, he defeated two current UFC fighters on the regional scene in Michel Periera and Wellington Turman. With experience, power on the feet and an excellent body lock, I believe that Harris has the tools to win this fight. In the end, I predict that Harris wins via submission.

PICK: Carlston Harris (+100)

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