UFC Fight Night 145 will be a groundbreaking event for European MMA and in particular, the Czech Republic as for the first time, the Ultimate Fighting Championship heads to Prague for a fantastic night of mixed martial arts on Feb 23.
The main event of the evening at the O2 Arena is Jan Blachowicz Vs Thiago Santos, two evenly matched light heavyweight contenders who will both have an eye on a title shot at the notorious 205 lb champion Jon Jones.
Jan Blachowicz vs Thiago Santos Odds
This bout represents a huge opportunity for the 35-year old Thiago Santos who will be fighting outside of his home country of Brazil, Canada or the US for the first time. He is joint-favourite at -110 at William Hill.
Most bookmakers Blachowicz Vs Santos betting lines can barely split these two and William Hill also have Blachowicz as a -110 joint betting favourite which makes making any UFC betting picks quite tough.
Jan Blachowicz vs Thiago Santos Pick
Thiago Santos likes to fight in the stand up Muay Thai position, but let’s not forget that he’s also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt so is very well rounded wherever this fight happens to go. With power in his hands and on recent form, Santos is looking to be in the prime of his career just now, having knocked out Jimi Manuwa last time.
Polish native Jan Blachowicz is on a superb winning tear at the moment having won his last four fights. He also beat Jimi Manuwa two fights back, so this match-up makes perfect sense for both.
Blachowicz has a 23-7 record in MMA, and has plenty of experience to call upon. But Santos is dangerous everywhere and if he can acclimatize quickly to Europe, he should have a major chance to get one step closer to the Light Heavyweight belt.
Blachowicz looks the better overall fighter therefore his betting odds of-110 could actually be seen as good value and he is our UFC pick here.
Fight Verdict: Jan Blachowicz to win at -110 (Bet365)