Damir Hadzovic is slightly favored against Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov on Saturday, June 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is one of eight fights on the preliminary card on ESPN+. Medeiros is 15-7 in his career, while Hadzovic is 13-6 in his career. There are a total of six fights on the main card on UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov, with the headliner a bout between Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov. There are also a total of eight fights on the preliminary card on ESPN+. Let’s look at the bout between Medeiros and Hadzovic and UFC picks.
UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov Betting
Yancy Medeiros (15-7, 6-7 UFC)
Medeiros came into the UFC with a record of 9-0 and he has six wins and seven losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has three wins and three losses. He defeated Sean Spencer by rear-naked choke submission, Erick Silva by TKO, and Alex Oliveira by TKO; while losing to Donald Cerrone by TKO, Gregor Gillespie by TKO, and Lando Vannata by unanimous decision. Medeiros has been a pro since 2007 and he has eight wins by TKO/KO and four by submission. He has six first round finishes.
Medeiros said this to ufc.com about his upcoming fight against Hadzovic, “Everybody knows what I'm capable of and I'm going to show the world again that I am that Yancy that everybody likes seeing in fights. It's kill or be killed and I got to show that. It's the only thing I can show. I've been losing and I hate losing more than I like winning.”
Damir Hadzovic (13-6, 3-4 UFC)
Hadzovic came into the UFC with a record of 10-2 and he has three wins and four losses in the UFC. He defeated Marcin Held by KO, Nick Hein by split decision, and Marco Polo Reyes by TKO; while losing to Mairbek Taisumov by KO, Alan Patrick by unanimous decision, Christos Giagos by unanimous decision, and Renato Moicano by rear-naked choke submission. Hadzovic has been a pro since 2009 and he has seven wins by TKO/KO and three by submission. He has four first round finishes.
Strikes landed per minute: Medeiros 4.05/ Hadzovic 2.99
Striking Accuracy: Medeiros 35% / Hadzovic 46%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Medeiros 5.38/ Hadzovic 2.99
Defense: Medeiros 46% / Hadzovic 66%
Takedown average: Medeiros 0.12/ Hadzovic 0.68
Takedown Accuracy: Medeiros 25% / Hadzovic 60%
Takedowns defended: Medeiros 76% / Hadzovic 39%
Submission average: Medeiros 0.5/ Hadzovic 0.2
Medeiros and Hadzovic badly need to win this fight and they have had to wait for this matchup, as it was originally scheduled for May. Both fighters have the ability to finish and I expect a lot of fireworks in this fight for as long as it lasts. I will take this fight to go under the round total at the price of +150.
UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov Card & Odds
Heavyweight - Alexander Volkov +139 vs. Ciryl Gane -175
Welterweight - Michel Prazeres +211 vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov -275
Featherweight - Justin Jaynes +139 vs. Charles Rosa -175
Bantamweight - Timur Valiev +176 vs. Raoni Barcelos -225
Light Heavyweight - Isaac Villanueva +146 vs. Marcin Prachnio -185
Lightweight - Jai Herbert +197 vs. Renato Moicano -255
Lightweight - Damir Hadžovic -145 vs. Yancy Medeiros +115
Light Heavyweight - Kennedy Nzechukwu -135 vs. Danilo Marques +105
Women's Bantamweight - Julija Stoliarenko +270 vs. Julia Avila -365
Featherweight - Daniel Pineda +180 vs. Andre Fili -231
Welterweight - Tim Means -150 vs. Nicolas Dalby +120
Light Heavyweight - Ovince St. Preux +136 vs. Tanner Boser -171
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