UFC Fight Night 6 Best Bets We Love for Saturday, June 17
Written by Bill Christy
June 14, 2023

UFC Fight Night: 6 Best Bets We Love for Saturday, June 17

Now that both the NBA and NHL seasons have officially wrapped, we'll have even more time to dive into UFC. Speaking of UFC, Fight Night should be highly entertaining on Saturday, June 17.

The Main Event should be a good one, with Jared Cannonier taking on Marvin Vettori. Need some helping betting on this event? We've got you covered.

Here are 6 best bets for UFC Fight Night. We have 3 wagers on the Prelims and 3 on the Main Card. Good luck!

Prelim Top Play: Zhalgas Zhumagulov

Felipe Bunes is making his UFC debut after accumulating a 13-6 career record. Zhalgas is only 1-4 over his last 5 fights with the lone victory being a submission victory over Jerome Rivera in July of 2021.

His back-to-back split decision losses to Charles Johnson and Jeff Molina have left a bad taste in Zhalgas’s mouth. With his back against the wall, we believe he comes out swinging (pun intended) and gives Bunes a nonceremonial welcome to the UFC.

Prelim Card Underdog Play: Zac Pauga

Pauga is currently 7-1 and has won 4 of his last 5 fights. His last loss was to Usman’s brother, Mohammad. He bounced back nicely by picking up a unanimous decision over Jordan Wright earlier this year in February.

He is facing Modestas Bukauskas who since being removed from the UFC roster went 2-0 in Cage Warriors before getting resigned and picking u a win over Tyson Pedro in his comeback fight.

Modestas will be at a slight disadvantage on the feet as Pauga has an over 70% significant strike accuracy percentage. We really like the value we are getting on this dog.

Prelim Card Top Parlay: Ronnie Lawrence & Raoni Barcelos

Dan Argueta is 1-1 so far in the UFC and is 9-1 overall in his MMA career. He is going to have serious trouble keeping Ronnie Lawrence from getting his take downs.

In his 4 UFC fights, Lawrence is averaging just over 7 takes downs per fight. Miles Johns does have a wrestling background but is averaging under 1 takedown per fight.

With the inability to get to the mat, Johns is going to find himself in trouble against Raoni Barcelos who is averaging over 5.5 significant strikes landed per minute. Both of these decent favorites should be able to combine wins for a plus money parlay.

Main Event Play: Marvin Vettori

Cannonier has a distinct power advantage in this matchup. He is coming off a split decision win over Sean Strickland which could have gone the other way.

Vettori will look to grind this one out and get Cannonier to the mat and wear him out that way. If they are standing for the majority of any round, the speed and power of Cannonier will show itself. We'll go with Vettori at this cheap price.

Main Card Top Play: Arman Tsaryukyan & Pat Sabatini Parlay

Arman Tsaryukyan is a monster favorite and is on a completely different level than Joaquim Silva in this matchup. Pat Sabatini will have a tougher time in his matchup with Lucas Almeida.

At 14-1, Almeida is a striker that has 9 of his 14 wins come via KO/TKO. Sabatini has strong BJJ and will need every bit of it to get this victory.

If he can be successful with take downs early, we believe Sabatini will be able get a sub or at least grind out a decision victory.

Main Card Top Underdog: Armen Petrosyan

Petrosyan will have an 8-inch reach disadvantage in this matchup but will likely still try to out strike Christian Duncan in this matchup. It took Duncan just under 2 minutes to take care of Todorovic in his UFC debut.

We believe Petrosyan will put a pace on Duncan that he has never seen before and his ability to keep up will gas him early in the 2nd round.

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