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UFC 261: Vargas vs Rong 04/24/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC 261 Vargas vs Rong 04-24-2021 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC 261: Vargas vs Rong 04/24/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is now going to allow fans to watch live in the venue for the first time. UFC 261 will be marked as a monumental event that will happen at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena located in Jacksonville, Florida. Fans that can’t watch in the venue can opt to subscribe to Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. Jorge Masvidal is taking this golden moment to fight Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight championship in the main event. A lightweight match is on the undercard with Kazula Vargas taking on Rong Zhu. This is going to be an interesting match but live UFC odds have Zhu Rong as the favored fighter over Rodrigo Vargas.

UFC 261: Vargas vs Rong 04/24/2021

When: Saturday, April 24, 6:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 261: Vargas vs Rong 04/24/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Kazula Vargas +210 Zhu Rong -250

Kazula Vargas

Rodrigo Vargas is a veteran fighter at his age of 35 years old. He is a fighter that came from Mexico City, Federal District in Mexico. He will be representing the Mexican Pride fight team in this match. Vargas is known as “Kazula” inside the MMA cage and he is a natural lightweight that carries an 11-4 professional record. Seven of those victories came from knockouts while also owning three submission wins under his name. This is going to be his third fight in the UFC and both of his matches ended up in a loss. The first one was with Alex da Silva Coelho and the latest was with Brok Weaver in UFC Fight Night 167.

Zhu Rong

Zhu Rong is at a very young age of 21 years old and he is a fighter that flew all the way from Aba, Sichuan in China. He is five-foot-eleven and his MMA training is being supplied by the Enbo Gedou fight team. Rong has been fighting at the lightweight division and at his age, he already has a professional fighting record of 17-3. Eleven of his wins came from knockouts while also having four knockouts as well. Rong is another fighter from China that will be making his debut in the UFC for this fight card. He will be bringing his 10-fight winning streak into his first match in the organization and put that on the line against Rodrigo Vargas.

Vargas vs Rong Betting Numbers

Vargas
Rong
Record 11-4-0 16-3-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Mexico China
Height 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 155 155
Reach (in) 71
Win by KO/TKO 64% 68%
Win by Submission 27% 25%
Decisions 9% 6%
Strikes landed per minute 1.84 0.00
Striking accuracy 49% 0%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.16 0.00
Striking defense 54% 0%
Takedown average 0.79 0.00
Takedown accuracy 33% 0%
Takedown defense 25% 0%
Submission average 0.00 0.00

Vargas vs Rong Betting Picks

There is so much hype surrounding Zhu Rong for his first match in the UFC. The entire country of China will be watching and he is expected by the top online betting site to take home the victory against Rodrigo Vargas.