The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Fight Island, knockout power is present in the co-main event when the heavyweight’s lace em up. UFC Odds are live for the event, here is a complete betting preview featuring Ciryl Gane vs. Ante Delija, including updated odds and our UFC betting pick.
Ciryl Gane vs. Ante Delija
UFC Heavyweight bout
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – 11:35 PM EDT at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi
Before the guaranteed highlight reel main event between Brian Ortega & 'The Korean Zombie' in the main event, the heaviest hitters in the UFC take centre stage.
The bookmakers betting lines are currently available; let us attempt to find some value in this weekend's UFC Fight Island 6 heavyweight co-main between Ciryl Gane and the debuting Ante Delija.
Introduction, Background & UFC career
Suppose you're familiar with the sport of Muay Thai. In that case, Ciryl Gane could be a familiar name. If you aren't, the small professional MMA record of 6-0 should not be mistaken with martial arts experience. Gane is a former Muay Thai champion and has competed at the highest level throughout his career.
Before MMA crossover, Gane went a perfect 7-0 in Muay Thai before capturing gold. He has yet to taste defeat in professional competition and continues to prove his dominance at the highest level.
His most recent opponent in a UFC octagon in Tanner Boser has been the only person able to take Gane to the judge's scorecard – as the other 90% of Gane's victims suffer a brutal technical knockout loss or submission.
|- Devastating kicking & punching power.|
|- Undefeated as a professional in MMA & Muay Thai (13-0)|
|- Former TKO heavyweight champion.|
|- Three-fight UFC experience.|
|- I'm still waiting.|
Introduction, Background & UFC Career
Short notice replacements have become a regular occurrence since the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the need for fighter's new opportunities arise. And one of those fighters looking to capitalize is Ante Delija.
Nine years a professional, Delija will enter the UFC in good hands. He currently trains in Zagreb with former UFC champion and legend Mirko Cro Cop.
Delija's most recent contest for KSW against experienced British fighter Oli Thompson (20-11) put him on a three-fight winning streak, but is that enough confidence to take on one of the UFC's highly touted prospects?
|- More MMA experience than his opponent.|
|- He is returning from a second-round TKO win.|
|- Lacking UFC experience.|
|- UFC debut.|
|- Short notice fight.|
UFC Odds & Betting Thoughts
Ciryl Gane has calmy yet confidently pieced apart every one of his opponents, and the French-born Muay Thai specialized has transitioned into the MMA world with style. It's hard to deny Gane the victory until he shows us his weak points.
Ante Delija has a knack for this fighting thing; it cannot be denied. But with this said, it's a tall ask for current UFC fighters to face Gane, let alone a debutant.
Power, athleticism, and speed are going to favor the Frenchman, along with the UFC experience under his belt. Ciryl Gane inside a small cage will not be for the faint-hearted, hence the heavily juiced odds available.
The current odds of +400 may seem tempting, but with zero UFC experience and a prospect in front of him, Ante Delija is understandably the heavy underdog. Sportsbook Review is keeping track of all the latest odds, so be sure to find the best value for your money at SBRODDS.
My Pick: Ciryl Gane to win inside the distance -185 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)