Best bets for UFC Fight Night: Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov

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It's Week 4 in the UFC APEX micro-season from Las Vegas, and unlike last week's fight card with mostly relative newcomers, this week features a roster with deeper UFC experience. Ten of 12 matchups feature fighters who both have at least three Octagon appearances. Although the relative bodyweight of the fighters competing is again below average, the card will be capped by a heavyweight matchup between top-10 contenders, a rarity in the small UFC cage.

The odds for the main event are steep, so we'll examine the factors and look for value elsewhere on the card.

Prelims begin at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+, and the main card starts at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

Heavyweight main event: No. 3 Curtis Blaydes (-390) vs. No. 7 Alexander Volkov (+320)