Tatsura Taira vs Jesus Aguilar Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC Vegas 68 (Taira Keeps Rising & Stays Undefeated)

Larry Rupp
Tatsura Taira vs Jesus Aguilar betting preview for UFC Vegas 68, including predictions, odds and best bets.
Tatsura Taira vs Jesus Aguilar betting preview for UFC Vegas 68, including predictions, odds and best bets. / AP Photo/Gregory Payan
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Taira vs Aguilar Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC Vegas 68 — Preliminary Card Flyweight Bout
Tatsura Taira (12-0-0, 3 KOs) vs. Jesus Aguilar (8-1-0, 0 KOs)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023
Fight Time: This will be one of the fights on the preliminary card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Venue: UFC APEX — Las Vegas, Nevada
Coverage: ESPN+, PPV

Taira vs Aguilar Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC Vegas 68 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline:
- Tatsura Taira: (-1100)
- Jesus Aguilar: (+700)

Method of Victory:
- Taira by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Taira by Points: (N/A)
- Taira by Submission: (N/A)
- Aguilar by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Aguilar by Points: (N/A)
- Aguilar by Submission: (N/A)

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Taira vs Aguilar Prediction

Tatsura Taira has won each of his first two UFC bouts, taking down Carlos Candelario via unanimous decision (May 2022) and defeating CJ Vergara via submission (Oct. 2022). The 23-year-old out of Japan has wasted no time making a name for himself as a well-rounded and fierce opponent.

Jesus Aguilar is looking to follow in Taira's footsteps a bit. The 26-year-old out of Mexico is set to make his UFC debut at UFC Vegas 68 after earning a deal at Dana White's contender series back in August. Aguilar took down Erisson Ferreira thanks to a brilliant guillotine choke in the third round.

Every UFC fan knows that there's usually an underdog that comes out on top during a UFC Vegas event. However, don't expect that underdog to be Aguilar. Taira has shown composure well beyond his years and a versatility that is rare among fighters, making him a rising star on the UFC roster.

I'll side with Tatsura Taira to emerge victorious.

Taira vs Aguilar Best Bet

It's worth noting Taira has both a 3-inch height advantage and a 7.5-inch reach advantage over Aguilar, which will come in handy if this bout reaches the later rounds. As fighters tire out, any edge at all can be a big edge. All signs point to another comfortable victory for an exciting young fighter.

Of course, betting on a -1100 favorite won't bring back a great payout, though. Keep in mind Aguilar's only professional loss came via submission as he was defeated with a rear-naked choke in 2015. Taira is coming off a submission win of his own, so back the Japanese fighter to make it two in a row.

Bet: Taira by Submission (TBD)

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