UFC Vegas 30 - Gane vs Volkov Predictions & More
June 24, 2021
UFC Vegas 30 brings us a midday Fight Night card that should be a fun watch. The main event between Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov is a great one to gauge if either can vault to being a true heavyweight contender. The remainder of the 13 fights do not bring star power. There are relevant fighters scattered across the card along with sound wagering opportunities. You will enjoy whether you tune into ESPN+ early, late or throughout the card.
We will not have a wager on the main event, but it will be an interesting one to watch. Alexander Volkov brings a plethora of experience along with a well rounded skill set, and is absolutely Ciryl Gane’s biggest test to date. The favored Gane will look to finish his transformation from prospect to contender. A win in this fight coupled with one more would vault him into the title picture.
As for how the fight plays out, it will be interesting to see which fighter wins the striking battle. Both are crisp in that department and bring sufficient power, but neither are truly overwhelming from a power perspective. I think Gane may have a slight edge here, but it will be interesting to see how it plays out over five rounds. It would be surprising if this particular heavyweight bout was finished early.
Gane has talked about wanting to show off how well rounded he is, so we may see some grappling from him. Even if he does complete takedowns, Volkov is quite defensively sound and it would be surprising to see this fight decided on the floor. I ever so slightly lean Gane but it is just a very well made fight that I’m eager to watch.
On the betting side, we have five rock solid favorites to attack on this card. Three of which will be flat bets and two will be ITD bets. All of which appear to be dripping with value at their current prices. Let’s get to the UFC Picks.
Andre Fili -225 vs Daniel Pineda
Fight is at 145 lbs and is -115 to end inside the distance.
Tim Means -140 vs Nicholas Dalby
Fight is at 170 lbs and is +140 to end inside the distance.
Shavkat Rakhmonov -280 vs Michel Prazeres
Fight is at 170 lbs and is -125 to end inside the distance.
Julia Avila -350 vs Julija Stoliarenko
Fight is at 135 lbs and is +125 to end inside the distance.
Charles Rosa -170 vs Justin Jaynes
Fight is at 145 lbs and is -135 to end inside the distance.
Other Fight Predictions
👊 Ciryl Gane via decision over Alexander Volkov
👊 Tanner Boser via decision over Ovince Saint Preaux
👊 Raoni Barcelos via submission over Timur Valiev
👊 Renato Moicano via submission over Jai Herbert
👊 Danilo Marquez via submission over Kennedy Nzechukwu
👊 Warrley Alves via KO over Jeremiah Wells
👊 Marcin Prachnio via KO over Ike Villanueva
👊 Damir Hadzovic via decision over Yancy Medeiros