Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Cyril Gane are among the physically largest heavyweights on the UFC roster, but their varying skill sets could make for a compelling matchup in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane on Saturday. The main UFC fight card is slated for 8 p.m. ET. The third-ranked Rozenstruik's game is built on pure force, as he has registered 10 knockouts among his 11 professional MMA victories. The seventh-ranked Gane, who has won all four of his UFC bouts, presents a rare mix of athleticism and power. He has notched three submissions among his six stoppage wins.
Gane is a -265 favorite (risk $265 to win $100), while Rozenstruik is a +225 underdog (risk $100 to win $225) in the latest UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane odds from William Hill Sportsbook. In the co-main event, Magomed Ankalaev (-350) faces Nikita Krylov (+290) in a matchup of light heavyweight contenders. Before making any UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane predictions of your own, make sure you check out the predictions from ultimate MMA insider Ian Parker.
A former fighter who's been in the industry for 15 years, Parker has managed some of the world's best, including former UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman, Costas Philippou and Gian Villante. Parker trained alongside UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra. Now, Parker breaks down fights and makes betting picks for the Voice of the UFC, Jon Anik.
Parker is coming off a mind-boggling 2020 season. On the Anik & Florian Podcast, Parker went an astounding 58-14, returning $9,465 to $100 bettors who followed him. He hit 11 of his 17 underdog picks and 19 of 30 main events. Overall, Parker nailed an astonishing 81 percent of his plays. Anyone who has consistently followed him has seen massive returns.
Now, with UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane fast approaching, Parker has carefully studied every matchup on the card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his top four selections for Saturday's card. A successful parlay would pay out nearly 5-1, and those selections are only available at SportsLine.
Rozenstruik vs. Gane expert preview
Rozenstruik (11-1) already has knocked out two former champions in Junior dos Santos and Andre Arlovski, as well as a former title-challenger in Alistair Overeem. However, he has been criticized in some quarters for facing those distinguished opponents at points in their careers where they appear to be well past their primes. What's more, his sole defeat came in 20 seconds at the hands of Ngannou last May.
The Suriname-born slugger could face a serious challenge from Gane (7-0), whose signature victory to this point also came in a stoppage of dos Santos in December. The Frenchman has climbed into the top 10 despite just four bouts under the UFC banner and arguably none against truly world-class competition.
Even so, MMA observers are big on the Frenchman because of his combination of athleticism and versatility rarely seen in the heavyweight division. You can see what 5-1 parlay to make here.
Top UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane predictions
We'll reveal one of Parker's top selections for UFC Fight Night here: He is supporting Dustin Jacoby (-175) to get his hand raised against Maxim Grishin (+155) in a battle of light heavyweights.
Both fighters are somewhat late bloomers by MMA standards who are looking to make the most of their coveted opportunity with the UFC.
Jacoby (13-5), 32, started his career more than a decade ago with a 6-0 record that earned him a shot in the UFC. But he lost both of his fights with promotion and two more in Bellator before walking away from MMA to focus on a kickboxing career. He returned to MMA with a polished and versatile skill set, and Parker said he has been impressed with the Colorado native's striking techniques.
Grishin (31-8-2), 36, has seen plenty of ups and downs in his MMA career, but the Russian fighter arguably is hitting his peak now. He is 19-2-2 in his last 23 professional fights, with one of the losses coming against co-main event combatant Magomed Ankalaev. This run also included a nine-fight unbeaten streak in the Professional Fighters League.
"Grishin will have the experience edge over his opponent, but that's about it. He is a hesitant striker with very predictable takedown attempts. That will not fare well against an excellent striker in Jacoby," Parker told SportsLine.
How to make UFC Fight Night: Rozenstriuk vs. Gane picks
Parker also has strong picks for Rozenstruik vs. Gane and two other battles on the UFC Fight Night card. He's also backing one fighter who is "faster, more technical, and more powerful." Those MMA bets are only available at SportsLine.
Who wins Rozenstruik vs. Gane? And what 5-1 parlay is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed top picks on UFC Fight Night, all from the ultimate insider who's up nearly $9,500 on MMA picks in the past year, and find out.
UFC Fight Night odds
Ciryl Gane (-265) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (+225)
Magomed Ankalaev (-350) vs. Nikita Krylov (+290)
Mayra Bueno Silva (-140) vs. Montana de La Rosa (+120)
Jimmie Rivera (-145) vs. Pedro Munhoz (+125)
Angela Hill (-290) vs. Ashley Yoder (+245)
Alex Caceres (-220) vs. Kevin Croom (+190)
Alexander Hernandez (-185) vs. Thiago Moises (+165)
Sabina Mazo (-200) vs. Alexis Davis (+170)
William Knight (-110) vs. Alonzo Menifield (-110)
Ronnie Lawrence (-160) vs. Vince Cachero (+140)
Dustin Jacoby (-175) vs. Maxim Grishin (+155)