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UFC on ESPN 23: Sanders vs Colares 05/01/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC on ESPN 23 Sanders vs Colares 05-01-2021 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC on ESPN 23: Sanders vs Colares 05/01/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will try to outperform themselves after a good month of April. They will be kicking off with UFC on ESPN 23 which happens this Saturday, May 1 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass are subscription options for MMA fans to see the matches. The biggest draw for this event will be top light heavyweight contenders trying to earn the right for a title shot as Dominick Reyes takes on Jiri Prochazka. Starting off the evening will be Luke Sanders going up against Felipe Colares in a featherweight matchup. It is seen in UFC fighting odds that this fight favors Luke Sanders to take the victory from Felipe Corales.

UFC on ESPN 23: Sanders vs Colares 05/01/2021

When: Saturday, May 1, 7:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 23: Sanders vs Colares 05/01/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Luke Sanders -140 Felipe Dias Colares +120

Luke Sanders

Luke Sanders is a 35-year-old fighter and his hometown is located at Clarksville, Tennessee in the USA. This natural featherweight represents and trains both at the Nashville MMA fight team and Dynamix MMA. Sanders stands at five-foot-seven and has a ring name of the “Cool Hand”. He will be coming in this fight against Felipe Corales with a professional record of 13-4. Those wins are divided into seven knockouts, four decisions, and two submissions. This is going to be his eighth match in the organization and he has won three of the last seven. His last opponent was Joseph Nathan Manness during UFC on ESPN 18 and lost that match via rear-naked choke in the second round.

Felipe Dias Colares

Felipe Dias Colares is known as “Cabocao” inside the cage and he flew all the way from Macapa, Amapa in Brazil. He has been representing and training at the Team Nogueira fight stable. Corales is a five-foot-nine fighter and has been a natural at the bantamweight division throughout his career. He has a professional fighting record of 9-2 and five of those victories are from submissions. This fighter has been struggling to adjust to the UFC style of play. He already has three matches under his name and won only once. His last fight was against Montel Jackson in UFC Fight Night 166 last January 2020 and lost via unanimous decision. 

Sanders vs Colares Betting Numbers

Record 17-4-1 9-2-0
Last Fight Loss Loss
Country USA Brazil
Height 5’6″ 5’8″
Weight (lbs) 135 135
Reach (in) 67 69
Win by KO/TKO 54% 22%
Win by Submission 15% 56%
Decisions 31% 22%
Strikes landed per minute 6.21 1.13
Striking accuracy 51% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.11 3.00
Striking defense 53% 32%
Takedown average 0.31 2.00
Takedown accuracy 20% 25%
Takedown defense 66% 34%
Submission average 0.30 1.00

Sanders vs Colares Betting Picks

With more experience fighting in the UFC cage and winning them, it is logical for the top ufc bookmaker to put Luke Sanders above Felipe Dias Colares. This fight is expected to finish in the second round and through a knockout by Sanders.