UFC Vegas 38, Bellator 267, and Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Week 5 Betting Preview Guide

by Earl Campbell | September 27, 2021 |

Another week of combat sports is in front of us and this week, we are gifted three (3) MMA events to bet on.  We will start it all off on Tuesday with Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, where we have ten (10) fighters competing for UFC contracts.  There has been some serious underdog money to be made here lately and if you have picked out the right play, you’ve done well this season.  

Then, on Friday afternoon, we have Bellator 267.  This will be an early start time because they are in London, England, so make sure you take notes and get your plays in early!  At this event, we will see the rematch between Douglas Lima and Michael Page. In the first fight between these two, Lima got the TKO win.  Will we see the same result this time?  

Then finally, on Saturday Night, we have UFC Vegas 38, where the Light-Heavyweights take center stage, as Thiago Santos takes on Johnny Walker.  This card is stacked from top to bottom and has some really strong value and plenty of talent! Let’s jump in and take a look at each fight card! 

dana white tuesday night contender series

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 8:00 PM on ESPN+

Main Event – Lukasz Sudolski (8-0) vs. Igor Poterya (19-2)

Sudolski -200 | Poterya +170

Co-Main Event – Manuel Gaxhja (7-0) vs. Chris Duncan (7-0)

Gaxhja +270 | Duncan -300

Aaron Jeffery (10-2) vs. Caio Borralho (8-1)

Jeffery -165 | Borralho +145

Lucas Almeida (12-0) vs. Daniel Zellhuber (11-0)

Almeida +140 | Zellhuber -160

Rizvan Kuniev (10-2-1) vs. Edivan Santos (12-2)

Kuniev -250 | Santos +210

UFC Vegas 38

Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 4:00 PM

Main Event – Thiago Santos (21-9) vs. Johnny Walker (18-5)
Santos -172 | Walker +147

CoMain Event – Aspen Ladd (9-1) vs. Macy Chiasson (7-1)
Ladd -205 | Chiasson +175

Kevin Holland (21-7) vs. Kyle Daukaus (10-2)
Holland -155 | Daukaus +135

Misha Cirkunov (15-6) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (22-5)
Cirkunov +150 | Jotko -175

Joe Solecki (11-2) vs. Jared Gordon (17-4)
Solecki -136 | Gordon +116

Karol Rosa (14-3) vs. Bethe Correia (11-5-1)
Rosa -350 | Correia +285

Douglas Andrade (26-4) vs. Gaetano Pirrello (15-6-1)
Andrade -235 | Pirrello +200

Jamie Mullarkey (13-4) vs. Devonte Smith (11-2)
Mullarkey +142 | Smith -162

Alejandro Perez (21-8-1) vs. Johnny Eduardo (28-12)
Perez -230 | Eduardo +195

Niko Price (14-5) vs. Alex Oliveira (22-10-1)
Price -140 | Oliveira +120

Antonia Shevchenko (9-3) vs. Casey O'Neil (7-0)
Shevchenko +175 | O'Neill -205

Shanna Young (7-3) vs. Stephanie Egger (5-2)
Young -132 | Egger +112

Alexander Hernandez (12-4) vs. Mike Breeden (10-3)
Hernandez -400 | Breeden +300

Bellator 267

Friday, October 1, 2021, at 12:30 PM

Main Event – Douglas Lima (32-9) vs. Michael Page (19-1)
Lima -120 | Page -110

Co-Main Event – Leah McCourt (5-1) vs. Jessica Borga (3-3)
Robert Whiteford (16-4) vs. Andrew Fisher (18-8)
Yves Landu (16-8) vs. Tim Wilde (13-4)
Luke Trainer (4-0) vs. Yannick Bahati (9-5)
Lewis Long (18-6) vs. Uros Jurisic (11-1)
Kane Mousah (13-3) vs. Davy Gallon (18-7-2)
Lucie Bertaud (3-2) vs. Elina Kallionidou (7-4)
Charlie Leary (17-11-1) vs. Benjamin Brander (13-8)
Fabacary Diatta (7-0) vs. Nathan Rose (7-3)
Chiara Penco (5-3) vs. Katharina Dalisda (5-2)
Khurshed Kakhorov (7-0) vs. Mike Edundayo (8-1)
Jack Grant (17-7) vs. Nathan Jones (13-10)

*Main Card Odds for Bellator 267 are not out yet*

UFC/Bellator/PFL Betting Guide

Making money off of MMA fights is a popular moneymaker in the sports betting world. If you are new to UFC of Bellator betting or are familiar with the process, there are a few things to keep in mind when trying to place the right bets.

Top Five Tips For MMA Betting

Narrowing down a long list to go by can be intimidating. But here we have composed a quick go-to checklist to cover the basics and maybe point you in the right direction. These quick five tips are:

Where To Place Bets
Popular Bets
Fighters Resumes
Anything Else

Choosing The Right Betting Site

When you first start making your bets, you want to make sure you have the right betting site. Some betting sites offer incentives for joining or have a better design that is easy to navigate.

This particular part of your journey is to be able to shop around the best one for you. It would also help to find the ones with the best payouts to make sure that your payday is worthwhile with all the hard work you put in to make the right picks.


Understanding how the UFC operates is a great start for betting on the sport. However, it is also important to know how to look at the fights more intelligently versus being a fan.

With this in mind, it is important to find value and make the bets with the highest expected value. Everyone is going to have their own strategy, but finding one that works best for you to mitigate risk is definitely worthwhile to put more money in your pocket.

Popular Ways To Bet

The beautiful thing about betting on the UFC is that there is some flexibility in your options. Not only can you bet on who is going to win, but you have options of how the fight will turn out, the length of rounds, and even who throws more jabs.

While you do not have to bet on every category, this shows that you do not have to just pick a winner. Some people enjoy the hypothetical scenarios and then it turns out that you can bet on some of them.

Fighters Resumes

If you are beginning to bet on a fight, you may want to keep in mind the type of fighters that are matching up against one another. If you have one fighter that is an excellent submission artist, and the other is not so great at defending takedowns, then you may look to bet on the submission artist.

Do the fighters have a current winning streak? Is one a better striker than the other? With those types of questions in mind, this should put you in a position to find the best fighter in each situation.

Anything Else?

When placing your bets, try to think or research anything else that comes to mind. You may want to check current UFC news on a certain event you are wanting to bet on to see if anything tips in a fighters favor.

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