After another thrilling weekend, the UFC returns to the Apex Center this Saturday to kick off UFC Vegas 33, which features a clash between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland as well together with other exciting main card bouts. The fight was supposed to happen a week later at UFC 265. But instead, it was moved to an earlier date to headline the card. This is the first meeting of the two middleweights in their career, and we look forward to what they can bring. But one thing’s for certain, action will be abundant throughout the fight.
UFC Vegas 33 puts together a variety of intriguing matchups, heavyweight prospects, ranked middleweights, and of course, a bout that brings together two of the best strikers in the middleweight division. All of this guarantees to put fans of the sport on the edge of their seats and at the same time present several opportunities for fans of MMA and sports betting.
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UFC Vegas 33 Event Info
- When: Saturday, July 31, 2021, 6:00 PM ET (Main Card)
- Where: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
- TV: PPV
- Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
UFC Vegas 33 Main Card Odds
|Uriah Hall||+176||Sean Strickland||-227|
|Shamil Abdurakhimov||TBA||Chris Daukaus||TBA|
|Cheyanne Buys||-179||Gloria de Paula||+140|
|Kyung Ho Kang||-145||Rani Yahya||+114|
|Sam Alvey||TBA||Roman Kopylov||TBA|
|Bryan Barberena||-286||Jason Witt||+214|
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UFC Vegas 33 Hall vs. Strickland Preview
- MMA Record: 18-9-9
Although Uriah Hall faced a dip in his career in his run on TUF 17, there’s still plenty to look forward to for him. At the moment, the Jamaican-born middleweight has caught fire and has been the talk of the town in the UFC since the start of 2017. He has gone 5-1 in his last six fights in the Octagon, the lone loss coming against Paulo Costa.
But as he heads to the UFC Apex this Saturday, Hall gets a chance to protect a four-fight win streak and stretch it to five. His recent fights tell us that prefers trading punches with his opponents, and he has all the reason to do that. In his last 5 wins, he recorded a KO/TKO in three fights. More than that, Hall’s three-inch reach advantage works well with his striking skills.
No. 8 ranked Uriah Hall still has a shot at making it to the top of his weight division, and this scheduled fight against Strickland might just reward him with a ticket to take on UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya. But to get that title shot, he will need to do well against Strickland this weekend, and from what we’ve seen from the other end of the stick, it’s not going to be a walk in the park. Nevertheless, we expect ‘Prime Time’ to put on a show as he tries to reach the top of the middleweight rankings.
- MMA Record: 23-3-0
Meanwhile, ‘Tarzan’ brings plenty of questions to the table. He’s been in the UFC for seven years with several highs and lows, but he still has room to grow at 30-years-old. In a way, his time in the UFC is similar to that of Charles Oliveira’s. And like his upcoming opponent, Strickland rides a four-fight win streak and hasn’t lost since returning to middleweight last year.
His recent performance against Brendan Allen saw him show his best self after securing a TKO win. When it comes to striking abilities, he can go toe to toe with Hall based on what we’ve seen recently. However, given Hall’s takedown defense and Strickland’s relatively weak wrestling, it’s likely that this fight will be decided on their feet.
Strickland has the durability that can outlast Hall, but what he lacks in toughness and speed he makes up for in power. He can employ this along with his one-inch height edge and a clear edge in significant strikes landed per minute. Since returning from his motorcycle accident, Strickland found more motivation and looked impressive in his victories. He enters the octagon as the favorite and is on pace to extend his streak to 5 wins.
UFC Vegas 33 Hall vs. Strickland Betting Trends
- Hall is 6-4 in his last 10 fights.
- Hall earned 2 TKO wins in his last 4 fights.
- Hall suffered 3 TKO losses in his last 10 fights.
- Strickland is 8-2 in his last 10 fights.
- Strickland earned 2 TKO wins in his last 4 fights.
- In his last 2 losses, Hall suffered one KO.
UFC Vegas 33 Expert Betting Predictions
This is a close fight to call, but looking at Strickland’s record against unorthodox fighters, Hall might find the opportunity to execute the knockout punch. After building up his confidence against Anderson Silva, ‘Prime Time’ gets a good chance at winning this fight. On the other hand, Strickland brings a lot to the table as well in terms of beating Hall on paper, making it tough to pick a clear-cut winner. But since Strickland is the hotter of the two, he gets a slight advantage here.
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