UFC Fight Night Odds, Props, Predictions: Sandhagen vs. Font Headlines Nashville Card

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The UFC will be in Nashville this weekend as Cory Sandhagen takes on Rob Font in the main event.

In the co-main slot, strawweights Jessica Andrade and Tatiana Suarez duke it out to try and find their way to a title shot. 

Here are the UFC Fight Night odds, props, and predictions.

UFC Nashville: Sandhagen vs. Font Main Event Odds

Sportsbooks have Sandhagen as the moderate favorite, priced at -350 on BetMGM. The underdog, Font, is priced at +260.

Rob Font vs Cory Sandhagen Odds UFC Odds

UFC · Sat (8/5) @ 3:00 pm ET

Rob Font at Cory Sandhagen
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

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UFC Nashville Betting Preview: Sandhagen vs. Font

Sandhagen Looks to Keep the Train Rollin’

Cory Sandhagen (16-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) is a future title contender without a doubt. He’s already competed for the interim title in the past, but it’s only a matter of time until we see him get a chance at the real thing.

The man is one of the most dangerous strikers below 155 pounds in the UFC. He’s a creative stand-up artist who is not afraid to utilize his elbows and knees and has brought about finishes with both in the past.

He is sharp, fast, and punishes his opponents as he moves in and out of their striking range, making sure he lands damage on the way out as well. 

Sandhagen’s resume includes wins over Marlon Vera, Song Yadong, Raphael Assuncao, and John Lineker, and a couple of nasty knockouts over Frankie Edgar and Marlon Moraes.

His only UFC losses have come from the current champion Aljamain Sterling and former champions TJ Dillashaw and Petr Yan. 

Sandhagen was originally supposed to face Umar Nurmagomedov, but he pulled out due to a shoulder injury. 

A win here doesn’t guarantee a title shot for Sandhagen but definitely should get him pretty close, especially if it’s done in impressive fashion. 

But it will probably also depend on the outcome of the Sterling and Sean O’Malley bout at UFC 292. Whatever happens in Boston will determine the future of the division. 

Rob Font hopes to make a statement in a short notice fight against Cory Sandhagen at UFC Nashville.
Rob Font hopes to make a statement in a short-notice fight against Cory Sandhagen at UFC Nashville. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Font Hopes to Fill In and Make a Statement

Here’s the thing: Don’t count out Rob Font (20-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC). MMA fans and sportsbooks did before his last matchup with rising prospect Adrian Yanez and look what happened. Yanez got knocked out cold by Font in under three minutes.

The guy has power and more importantly, he has heart. Yes, he lost back-to-back decisions before the Yanez fight against Marlon Vera and Jose Aldo, but damn, it was Marlon Vera and Jose Aldo. 

Before that, he was grinding out a four-fight win streak over now-Bellator Champ Sergio Pettis, Ricky Simon, Marlon Moraes, and Cody Garbrandt. 

Font is also typically a stand-up guy so this fight will more than likely be a solid muay thai match with Sandhagen’s elbows and knees. 

Font has solid footwork and boxing, but this will be a big test for him. Does he belong in title contention talks at this point in his career? Or is he the aging fighter who will fight the younger prospects? This bout may measure that for him and having that measurement be Sandhagen is a tough ask.

A win for Font would be huge and possibilities would be endless. He would for sure be facing another top-five guy and that could be a title-eliminator matchup.

But again, all bantamweight eyes are on Boston later this month.

UFC Nashville: Sandhagen vs. Font Props

Method of Victory (DraftKings)

  • Sandhagen by KO/TKO: +165
  • Sandhagen by submission: +600
  • Sandhagen by decision: +165
  • Font by KO/TKO: +750
  • Font by submission: +2000
  • Font by decision: +550

Total Rounds (BetRivers)

  • Over 1.5 (-435), Under 1.5 (+295)
  • Over 2.5 (-225), Under 2.5 (+163)
  • Over 3.5 (-152), Under 3.5 (+115)
  • Over 4.5 (-103), Under 4.5 (-129)

Will Fight Go The Distance? (DraftKings)

  • Yes: +100
  • No: -135

How Fight Will End (BetRivers)

  • Submission: +525
  • KO/TKO: -103
  • Decision: +100

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UFC Fight Night Event Info

Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Date: Saturday, Aug 5, 2023

Start Time: Main Card at 9 p.m. ET

Where to Watch: ESPN

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