The co-main event of the evening should be a great fight, as two Heavyweight contenders battle it out in the octagon. Tanner Boser is set to take on Ovince Saint Preux in a highly anticipated matchup. It’s time to continue our UFC odds series with a Boser-Saint Preux prediction and pick.
Boser enters this fight currently on a two-fight losing streak. “The Bulldozer hopes to get back on track on Saturday night, as he’s on the cusp of breaking the top 15 in the Heavyweight division. We’ll see how he does, as Ovince Saint Preux is not an easy fight by any means.
Saint Preux lost his last bout against Jamahal Hill after getting KO’d in the second round. Similar to his opponent on Saturday night, Saint Preux aims to get back into the win column, as he is also just outside the top 15 in the Heavyweight division.
Here is how the sportsbooks have set the odds to the co-main event of the evening.
UFC Vegas 30: Boser-Saint Preux odds
Tanner Boser (-193)
Ovince Saint Preux (+168)
Over 2.5 rounds (-150)
Under 2.5 rounds (+120)
How Tanner Boser wins the fight
Typically known as a stand-up fighter, Boser will likely use his karate background in this bout. 10 of his 19 career wins have come via KO/TKO, so he’ll be looking to outstrike his opponent on Saturday night. After losing his last two fights by decision, expect Tanner Boser to look for a knockout to get his career back on the rails.
Boser and Saint Preux are similar heights, however, Boser’s reach is a bit shorter. His best strategy will be to utilize some dirty boxing, work the body, and use uppercuts when they’re in close quarters. To work his way inside Saint Preux’s reach, Boser should use leg kicks. This will make Saint Preux have to respect the kicks and could create a big uppercut opportunity for Boser.
How Ovince Saint Preux wins the fight
Saint Preux is more known as a striker, but in comparison to his opponent, he’s much more well-rounded. He’s earned 13 knockout victories and seven submission wins throughout his career. “OSP” is a dangerous fighter and although he’s the underdog, this fight is a bit in his wheelhouse.
He has the reach advantage and the ground advantage. Look for Ovince Saint Preux to keep his distance and pick his opponent apart with jabs to start the fight. He knows his opponent will try and work inside, so “OSP” will be ready and tie it up in the clinch. Don’t be shocked if he takes this one to the ground, as that is a weak spot in Boser’s game.
Final Boser-Saint Preux prediction & pick
This one should be close throughout and could go the distance. If that’s the case, Saint Preux may come out victorious. He has the reach to keep his opponent at bay, and the ground skills to win over the judges. This isn’t an easy fight for either of them, but the stars are aligning for Saint Preux to pull off the upset.
FINAL PICK: Ovince Saint Preux wins by Unanimous Decision