Luke Sanders vs. Nate Maness Betting Prediction & Betting Odds: UFC 148 Fight Night Preview

Odds: Luke Sanders (-134) vs. Nate Maness (+110)

Nathan Maness and Luke Sanders were a late addition to the UFC Fight Night 184 card just a fortnight ago, and fans can be pleased given its potential for an explosive opening matchup.

Held at a catchweight of 140 pounds, bantamweight Sanders (13-3) will be facing a heavier-than-usual opponent in Maness (12-1), who booked a UFC debut victory on short notice just three months ago.

“Mayhem” has traded his roofing job for a career in mixed martial arts, and the 29-year-old has displayed the talents necessary to forge a future in the sport’s top promotion. Maness may be the +110 moneyline dark horse according to Borgata NJ, but his extra size should tell coming up against a bantamweight in Sanders, whose three-inch height disadvantage will come into play against a rangy opponent. 

“Cool Hand” has lost three of his six UFC fights and suffered finishes in each of those: two submissions and one knockout. Maness has twice as many knockouts wins (four) on his record as he does submissions (two), but it wouldn’t be a shock if Mayhem’s team has identified the ground as the more logical route to victory in Las Vegas.

Prediction: Maness via submission

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