Raul Rosas Jr vs Christian Rodriguez Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 287 (Rosas Breaks Rodriguez Down)

Raul Rosas Jr vs Christian Rodriguez Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 287 (Rosas Breaks Rodriguez Down)


Rosas vs Rodriguez Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 287 — Main Card Bantamweight Bout
Raul Rosas Jr. (7-0, 1 KO) vs. Christian Rodriguez (8-1, 3 KOs)
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Venue: Miami-Dade Arena — Miami, Florida
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV

Rosas vs Rodriguez Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 287 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Raul Rosas Jr.: (-260)
- Christian Rodriguez: (+196)
- Draw: (+5000)

Method of Victory:
- Rosas by KO/TKO: (+950)
- Rosas by Points: (+230)
- Rosas by Submission: (+170)
- Rodriguez by KO/TKO: (+900)
- Rodriguez by Points: (+390)
- Rodriguez by Submission: (+950)

Rosas vs Rodriguez Prediction

Raul Rosas Jr. made his UFC PPV debut in style, earning a first-round submission win over Jay Perrin at UFC 282 to extend his undefeated streak. Standing across the octagon will be Christian Rodriguez, who's coming off a submission win over Joshua Weems after losing his UFC debut.

While both of these fighters aren't afraid of going to the ground, my confidence is in Rosas. The 18-year-old phenom averages 4.23 takedowns per 15 minutes with 62% accuracy, whereas Rodriguez only has a 56% takedown defense rate. Considering how Rodriguez has already tasted defeat at the UFC level, I don't see Rosas having much of an issue this weekend.

Winner: Raul Rosas Jr.

Rosas vs Rodriguez Best Bet

It's hard to imagine Rosas winning any other way than by submission this Saturday. After all, five of his seven victories thus far have come by making his opponents submit. While Rodriguez has yet to tap out in his career, he doesn't have the same elite mat skills as his opponent.

Rosas will wear Rodriguez down before ultimately making him quit.

Bet: Raul Rosas Jr. by Submission (+170)

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