This week, the UFC returns to Las Vegas with a major light-heavyweight matchup, as well as the finals of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The UFC Apex in Las Vegas will host UFC on ESPN 40 on Saturday.
Thiago Santos (22-10 MMA, 14-9 UFC) takes on Jamahal Hill (14-9 UFC) in the co-main event (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC). Tipico Sportsbook has Hill as a -340 underdog, while Santos is a +250 underdog. In general, our team of 11 journalists and editors favors Hill, with a 9-2 advantage in their predictions.
Zac Pauga (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) takes on Mohammed Usman (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the heavyweight final of Season 30 of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Brogan Walker (1-0 UFC) and Juliana Miller (2-1 MMA) square off in the “TUF 30” women’s flyweight championship bout (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC).