Odds & Prediction: Shane Young (-105) vs. Ludovit Klein (-115)
Both Shane Young and Ludovit Klein are at negative odds ahead of their UFC 253 meeting, a sign of just how close this fight is to call on paper.
Klein (16-2) has drummed up great interest ahead of his UFC debut and has made it to the final bell in just one of his 18 professional fights, boasting eight submission victories and seven wins by KO or TKO.
Young (13-4) also prefers to stay striking if he can help it and has six KO wins under his belt, coming in as the slightest of underdogs at -105 with Pointsbet bonus.
The greater appeal lies with the debutant Klein after he’s won his last seven fights in a row, with the Slovakian hoping to disappoint the first of four New Zealand fighters present on Saturday’s card.
Young is yet to be finished so far in his career, but 25-year-old Klein brings rare promise to the promotion and looks like decent value at +260 to take the result by KO or TKO.
Prediction: Klein via KO/TKO
Odds via bet365 NJ