Ion Cutelaba vs Tanner Boser Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC on ESPN 44 (Which Fighter's Skid Finally Ends?)
Cutelaba vs Boser Fight Info, Date & Time
UFC on ESPN 44 — Main Card Light Heavyweight Bout
Ion Cutelaba (19-9-1 1NC, 12 KOs) vs. Tanner Boser (20-9-1, 11 KOs)
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Venue: T-Mobile Center — Kansas City, Missouri
Coverage: ESPN, ESPN+
Cutelaba vs Boser Odds & Prop Bets
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- Ion Cutelaba: (-130)
- Tanner Boser: (+108)
Method of Victory:
- Cutelaba by KO/TKO: (+145)
- Cutelaba by Points: (+600)
- Cutelaba by Submission: (+1100)
- Boser by KO/TKO: (+290)
- Boser by Points: (+340)
- Boser by Submission: (+2000)
Cutelaba vs Boser Prediction
This is a matchup between two fighters who desperately need a win. Ion Cutelaba is an abysmal 1-5-1 in his last seven fights and has fallen in three straight ahead of Saturday night. Making matters worse is that each of the five losses over this run has come from some sort of finish (three by KO/TKO, two by submission).
Meanwhile, Tanner Boser has dropped three of his last four outings. He picked up each of those losses by points, most recently falling by split decision to Rodrigo Nascimento at UFC Vegas 60. Considering how this is the worst stretch of his MMA career, it remains to be seen if Boser can even bounce back.
This is one of those fights that could go either way. Cutelaba has looked terrible over the last few years while Boser can't get anything going in his favor. Having said that, Cutelaba's inability to survive a fight has me wondering if his best days are behind him. He's looking vulnerable, opening the door for Boser to land the biggest win of his career.
With the better striking offensive and defensive numbers on his side, look for Boser to pull off the upset.
Winner: Tanner Boser
Cutelaba vs Boser Best Bet
I'm going to play things somewhat safe here by taking Tanner Boser at +108 on the moneyline as the best bet. Cutelaba seems to lose differently every other match, so it's a bit tough to predict how Boser will win on Saturday. He's in a good spot to get the job done, but it could happen as easily by knockout as it could be by points.
Instead of focusing on just one method of victory, let's err on the side of caution with an outright upset.
Bet: Tanner Boser to Win Outright (+108)
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