Tanner Boser has lost back-to-back fights and will face former contender Ovince Saint Preux on short notice. Despite the quick turnaround, can favorite Boser score a well-deserved victory? Discover our choices and forecasts.
Tanner Boser vs. Ovince Saint Preux is the main co-event for UFC Fight Night betting on Saturday, June 26.
It will be a crucial fight for both fighters as they look to bounce back from disappointing losses. UFC betting lines currently have young Boser installed as a slim -150 favorite while OSP drops to +125.
Here are our top picks and Boser vs Saint Preux predictions for UFC Fight Night on June 26 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Boser vs Saint Preux fight odds
|Method of victory||Tanner Boser||Ovince Saint-Preux|
|Win by KO / TKO||+250||+650|
|Earn by points||+165||+480|
|Win by submission||+3,100||+500|
Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook as of June 23, 2021.
Boser vs Saint Preux betting overview
After Maxim Grishin retired from this event, Tanner “The Bulldozer” Boser accepted this fight on short notice despite the distance against Ilir Latifi just three weeks ago. Boser will look to shake off the bitter taste of this split-decision loss to Latifi, where he had a 45-10 advantage in big shots but was held on the mat.
Boser is now 3-3 in the UFC but has lost back-to-back fights. The Canadian doesn’t stand out in any area of MMA, but he has good boxing and leg kicking, can string together decent combinations and has a solid tank of gas for the division.
Covers UFC Fight Night betting analysis
Ovince Saint Preux is a former light heavyweight contender who won a title against Jon Jones in 2016. He’s been mediocre since then, however, with a 3-5 record in his last eight fights, including a loss in the second. turn by TKO in his previous fight last December. against Jamahal Hill.
Saint Preux was originally supposed to fight Grishin at 205 pounds but lacked weight when he fought Hill and played football for the Tennessee Volunteers at 240 pounds, so this might be a more natural weight class for him. He previously fought in heavyweight against Ben Rothwell last year, losing by split decision.
The 37-year-old is tall and athletic and can throw bombs, as well as being a dangerous grappler. Only six fights in UFC history have been completed via starter Von Flue – and Saint Preux has won four.
Boser vs Saint Preux Tale of the Band
|Tanner Boser||Ovince Saint-Preux|
|6 feet 2 inches||Height||6 feet 3 inches|
|242 pounds||Weight||207 lbs|
|75 inch||Reach||80 inch|
|19-8-1 (10 KO)||Record||25-15-0 (13 KO)|
Boser vs Saint Preux UFC predictions and betting picks
PREDICTION: Moneyline Boser (-150) – OSP certainly has power and does a good job of mixing in the kicks, but he still has a lot of holes in his strike and is way too touching. That makes him a good matchup for Boser who has good hands and will be looking to be more aggressive after his production drops in his last two fights.
Boser lost to Latifi because he was controlled on the mat by the wrestling specialist, but he barely took any damage in that fight. Saint Preux has top-notch submission skills, but isn’t as good as Latifi in terms of offensive wrestling and hasn’t had a single strikeout in his last three fights.
If OSP can mix up his wrestling he might be successful but I don’t think he’ll be able to implement that style against Boser’s younger and hungrier fighter.
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