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Dana White’s Contender Series Week 10: Odds & Picks for Each Fight

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Five fights are scheduled for Week 7 in Dana White's Contender Series. Photo from @MMAFighting (Twitter).
  • Dana White’s Contender Series returns on Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Five fights are scheduled to take place at the UFC Apex gym, headlined by Dusko Todorovic vs. Teddy Ash
  • See all the odds and fight predictions below

Dana White’s Contender Series, which features top MMA prospects competing for a chance to secure a UFC contract in front of White and matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard, resumes in Week 10 with another five fights at the UFC Apex gym.

The the action begins at 8:00 pm EST on Tuesday night (Aug. 27th).

Below, find odds, previews, and predictions for each bout on Tuesday’s card.

Dusko Todorovic vs. Teddy Ash Odds

Fighter Odds at BetOnline
Dusko Todorovich (8-0) -400
Teddy Ash (14-4) +300

*All odds taken 08/27/19

A very interesting bout between the undefeated Serbian and the surging Canadian prospect.

Todorovic has fought a ton of high-level competition and is very solid on the ground. He holds a win over current UFC fighter, Michel Pereira, who he knocked out. He has also fought Alexander Poppeck who he submitted. Todorovic no doubt has the advantage on the ground but Teddy Ash has fought some UFC-caliber opponents. He beat Dominique Steele and also has wins over Seth Baczynski and Cameron Olson.

Ash will need to be able to knock out Todorvich to have any chance at a win, but  Todorovich should be able to outlast the first-round burst and submit or TKO Ash in the second or third round.

Pick: Dusko Todorovich (-400)

Kailan Hill vs. Impa Kasanganay Odds

Fighter Odds at BetOnline
Kailan Hill (5-0) -400
Impa Kasanganay (5-0) +300

Another middleweight scrap between two undefeated fighters.

Hill is Puerto Rican and has been fighting in LFA which is a top regional promotion. There, he has finished three of his five fights, with all three coming by knockout. Kasanganay, meanwhile, has been competing in LFA, King of the Cage, and Island Fights. He has shown he has the cardio to go the distance and has a better ground game.

Yet, Hill has the advantage in the striking and I expect him to be able to keep this fight on the feet and win it by TKO in the third or by decision.

Pick: Kalian Hill (-400)

Sang Hoon Yoo vs. Peter Barrett Odds

Fighter Odds at BetOnline
Sang Hoon Yoo (5-0) -105
Peter Barrett (10-3) -115

Peter Barrett has had an incredible journey to get here. Although he is 2-3 in his last five, you have to take into account of what he has been dealing with. His father and brother both passed away while in the process of training and competing in those fights.

Yoo should have the striking advantage, but both are evenly matched, and as the odds suggest, it is a very close fight. If the Barrett of old shows up, he will win this fight. But, Yoo  is riding a hot streak at the moment and should get it done in a competitive and entertaining fight.

Pick: Sang Hoon Yoo (-105)

Ben Sosoli vs. Dustin Joynson Odds

Fighter Odds at BetOnline
Ben Sosoli (7-2) +110
Dustin Joynson (5-0) -140

The Ultimate Fighter 28 alum, Ben Sosoli, will get another shot to get into the UFC.

Sosoli lost to eventual champion, Juan Espino in the first round to end his shot on TUF. Since then, he has made it known he was having a hard time on the regional scenes getting fights after being on TUF but finally got a fight against Kelvin Fitial, a guy he lost to earlier in his career – and ended up knocking him out.

Joynson, meanwhile, doesn’t have as much experience but has the knockout power and can end the fight in one punch.

This is heavyweight MMA, and with how close the odds are, there isn’t much value on either, but I’ll favor Sosoli to get the job done.

Pick: Ben Sosoli (+110)

Dylan Lockard vs. TJ Brown Odds

Fighter Odds at BetOnline
Dylan Lockard (6-1) +140
TJ Brown (13-6) -170

Opening up the card will be a featherweight scrap between Dylan Lockard and TJ Brown.

Brown should have the advantage on the ground in this fight, while the experience is on his side as well. Yet, as evident by his record, he does get caught and has lost multiple times before.

However, most of his losses are to UFC-caliber fighters while Lockard hasn’t fought anyone of note. I think Brown gets the win but doesn’t earn a UFC contract.

Pick: TJ Brown (-170)

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