Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (20-5 MMA, 6-1 in the UFC) and Curtis Millender (17-3-0) will face off at UFC Fight Night 146 in Wichita, Kansas on March 9 in this co-main event on the Lewis vs Dos Santos card.
The event, which takes place at INTRUST Bank Arena on Saturday night, is the latest in a long stream of 2019 UFC events in what has already been a memorable year.
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Vs Curtis Millender Betting Lines
Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos is the -110 favourite with bet365 Sportsbook on their early UFC betting lines, with Curtis Millender rated a narrow +105 underdog at Betway Sports, but in truth the oddsmakers are virtually unable to split this very evenly matched pair.
In terms of fight experience, Dos Santos and Millender are again quite evenly paired, but Millender does have a five inch reach advantage and he is also the thick end of three inches taller. An American Vs a Brazilian and very much two of the most exciting prospects in the welterweight division. Both these guys have won their last 15 fights combined (9 for Millender (3 in the UFC) and 6 for Dos Santos.
Elizeu dos Santos Vs Curtis Millender Bet Prediction
Elizeu Dos Santos made his UFC debut on home soil back in 2015, where he went up against the UK’s Nicolas Dalby, an experienced and tough fighter. Dos Santos lost his debut, but it clearly lit a fire under him because he’s been on a six fight winning tear since. His latest two wins were by way of spinning wheel kick KO and flying knee & punches TKO.
We have to make a UFC fight prediction and despite Millender being the more physically dominant man on paper, Elizeu Dos Santos is in lethal form right now. A vicious finisher who is well rounded in all aspects of MMA, he can await those openings and get Millender into trouble. Dos Santos is a rising force and riding a crest of a wave just now and that is hard to ignore.
Fight Verdict: Elizeu Dos Santos to win at -110 with bet365