UFC Fight Night 137: Sao Paolo - Santos vs. Anders - Early Betting Odds

UFC Fight Night: Weidman v Gastelum
UFC Fight Night: Weidman v Gastelum

With UFC Fight Night 136: Moscow done and packed up, we are on to UFC Fight Night 137: Sao Paolo - Santos vs. Anders. With the card being adjusted at the last moment, due to an injury to Jim Manuwa, Eryk Anders has stepped up to replace the 'Poster Boy'.

The Fight Night 137 has been cursed with injuries. The original fight which was supposed to headline the event was between Jim Manuwa and Glover Teixeira. Unfortunately, an injury saw Teixeira pull out of the event, and now his original opponent has followed suit.

Eryk Anders and Thiago Santos will have all eyes on them as they will struggle to replace the two original fighters, with the audience now getting ready for a completely different fight from the one that they had been promised.

Despite the changes to the main event, the card for UFC Fight Night 137 is not looking bad, with quite a few bouts especially impressing.

Thanks to Oddsshark for the Betting Numbers.

In this article, we will be looking at the early betting odds with 4 days to go before the fight.

Before heading into the main card for the night, let's take a look at the Prelims UFC Fight Night 137 has in store for us along with the odds.

  1. Sergio Moraes (-185) vs. Ben Saunders (+145) - Favoured winner: Sergio Moraes
  2. Marya Bueno Silva (-145) vs. Gillian Robertson (+105) - Favoured winner: Marya Bueno Silva
  3. Alex Chambers (+280) vs. Livia Renata Souza (-400) - Favoured winner: Livia Renata Souza
  4. Thales Leites (-195) vs. Hector Lombard (+155) - Favoured winner: Thales Leites
  5. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (-575) vs. Luigi Vendramini (+325) - Favoured winner: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  6. Luis Henrique (+161) vs. Ryan Spann (-189) - Favoured winner: Ryan Spann
  7. Evan Dunham (+141) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (-169) - Favoured winner: Francisco Trinaldo
  8. Augusto Sakai (-159) vs. Chase Sherman (+131) - Favoured winner: Augusto Sakai
  9. Christos Giagos (+252) vs. Charles Oliveira (-308) - Favoured winner: Charles Oliveira

With the Prelims out of the way, let's take a look at the main card for the night.

#5 Randa Markos vs Marina Rodriguez:

UFC Fight Night: Randa Markos v Juliana Lima
UFC Fight Night: Randa Markos v Juliana Lima

In one of the first fights of the main card, Randa Marcos is set to fight against Marina Rodriguez. Randa Marcos is currently ranked as the 12th fighter in the Strawweight Division, and as such is not a pushover.

Her record, however, speaks differently. With alternative wins and losses since arriving at the UFC, her fight record has not done her reputation a whole lot of good. Coming off a loss, if the pattern continues, she should defeat Marina.

Marina, on the other hand, is a newcomer to the UFC and will be looking to make her mark in the Octagon early on.

Randa Marcos (-140) vs. Marian Rodriguez (+110) - Favoured winner: Randa Marcos

#4 Renan Barao vs Andre Ewell:

UFC 214 Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barao
UFC 214 Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barao

Renan Barao has been in a slump, the likes of which he has not seen previously in his career. He has a record of 34 wins and 6 losses, but here is where the numbers are skewed, as 4 of those 6 losses have come in the last five fights that he has taken part in. With a record like that, at the meagre age of 31, the last thing that he can afford is another loss.

He is set to face Andre 'Mr Highlight' Ewell, who will be making his UFC debut against Barao. Given this condition, the last thing that Barao can afford is to lose to the debutant, who is coming into this fight on the back of a four-win run.

Renan Barao (-130) vs Andre Ewell (+100) - Favoured winner: Renan Barao

#3 Sam Alvey vs Rogerio Nogueira:

UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko v Pena
UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko v Pena

Sam Alvey is one of those fighters, who seems to be on the up, but has never really made it on the big stage per se. With 10 wins and 5 losses in UFC, he does not have the worst record going into the fight as his last two fights saw him winning, and things can only get better for him if he can beat Nogueira.

Nogueira, on the other hand, has a lot to do ahead of the fight. His last fight was a disaster, after going for most of the 3rd round, he was unable to continue with the referee declaring his opponent, Ryan Bader the winner by TKO.

It is now up to him to prove that he can fight the odds which are stacked against him.

Sam Alvey (-300) vs Rogerio Nogueira(+220) - Favoured winner: Sam Alvey

#2 Alex Oliveira vs Carlo Pedersoli:

UFC 218: Oliveira v Medeiros
UFC 218: Oliveira v Medeiros

Alex Oliveira and Carlo Pedersoli are set to co-main event UFC Fight Night, and with the change-ups in that fight as well, the audience was left confused as to what they actually had to look forward to.

Finally, it was decided. In the beginning, it had been expected that Oliveira would take on Neil Magny, but the decision was then made to change it up and have Oliveira face Carlo Pedersoli instead.

With Oliveira coming off a win from a fight in April, and Pedersoli being undefeated in his one UFC fight, the contest between the two is sure to be a close one.

Alex Oliveira (-245) vs Carlo Pedersoli (+175) - Favoured winner: Alex Oliveira

#1 Eryk Anders vs Thiago Santos:

UFC Fight Night: Weidman v Gastelum
UFC Fight Night: Weidman v Gastelum

The early odds for the main event of UFC Fight Night 137 are in and they are certainly interesting. For a fight which saw the two original main-eventers being replaced, Eryk Anders and Thiago Santos have a lot to live up to.

Santos comes into this fight with a big win over Kevin Holland from UFC 227, while on the other side of things, Eryk Anders also comes in after a strong win against Tim Williams at UFC Fight Night. With both of the competitors having won in their last fight, and lost the one prior to that, this bout will be something to see.

Eryk Anders (+141) vs Thiago Santos (-169) - Favoured winner: Thiago Santos

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