UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Daukaus Betting Tips

March 24th 2022, 4:33pm, By: Ben Talintyre

UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Daukaus Betting Tips

This weekend’s UFC Fight Night heads to Columbus, Ohio for another Fight Night card. In the main event Curtis Blaydes looks to move one step closer to the title shot when he faces rising Heavyweight Chris Daukaus.

In the co-main, Women’s Flyweight contenders Joanne Wood (formerly Joanne Calderwood) meets Alexa Grasso and Matt Brown and Bryan Barbarena meet in what should be an entertaining slug fest. We look at my three best bets on this weekend’s UFC card below. 

UFC Fight Night Betting Tips

Curtis Blaydes vs Chris Daukaus

Originally a Light Heavyweight clash between Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Rakic was set to headline this card but instead we have a different Heavyweight headliner. Curtis Blaydes bounced back from a horrific knockout loss to Derrick Lewis, neutralising fellow power puncher Jairzinho Rozenstruik in his last fight, showing he is still a serious contender.

Chris Daukaus suffered defeat at the hands of Derrick Lewis at the end of 2022, snapping his four-fight knockout streak. My concern here for Daukaus is Blaydes is the current gatekeeper to the Heavyweight elite and Daukaus is not yet an elite Heavyweight nor has he fought a wrestler even close to the calibre of ‘Razor’. 

The more I look at it the more I come to the conclusion that it really is Blaydes’ fight to lose. I don’t see Daukaus managing to catch him early and even if he does, I don’t see him having the power to lay him out with one shot. Ultimately Blaydes gets him down and brutalises him. Back Blaydes to finish Daukaus with some vicious ground and pound, probably late round 2 or 3. 

Blaydes by KO/TKO



Bryan Barberena vs Matt Brown

I am honestly stunned Barberena is the slight underdog going into this match up. Both men are sluggers, yet Matt Brown is has the chin of a man who has been in a few too many wars over the years.

Matt Brown is always fun to watch but is very chinny at this point of his career and doesn’t have the gas tank to drag Barberena into deep waters. He logically could outwrestle Barberena but that would sap his gas tank quicker and leave him a sitting shot in late round 2 and 3. 

Brown is into his 40s now and Barbarena has the better output, knockout power and superior cardio. He comes out on top in what will be an entertaining clash. 

Barberena Win



Aliaskhab Khizriev vs Denis Tiuliulin

Aliaskhab Khizriev put together a flawless run under the Fight Nights Global banner which included a 58 second knockout of Rousimar Palhares. 

“The Black Wolf” finished Henrique Shiguemoto in just 50 seconds on the Contender Series to earn a UFC contract. Some one and a half years and three bout cancellations later he meets Denis Tiuliulin.

Denis Tuiliulin steps in for Abusipyan Magomedov on less than three weeks’ notice and I would be completely stunned if he upsets Khizriev. 

The Russian in my opinion is the best Heavyweight prospect to grace the UFC in many years, has smothering top control, relentless ground and pound and serious submission skills. Tuiliulin isn’t UFC calibre, struggles with takedown defense and doesn’t have much of a gas tank. 

Simply put Khizriev drags him to the mat and secures a quick stoppage.

Khizriev win in R1




2022 French Open Futures Betting Tips

The second tennis Grand Slam tournament of the year is upon us with the French Open getting underway on Sunday night! We run you through our best futures bets for both the men’s and women’s draw right here! read more

2022 AFL Round 10: Fremantle vs Collingwood Preview & Betting Tips

AFL on Sunday will see three matches play out to finish Round 10. Here, we take a look at the clash between Fremantle and Collingwood and provide our best match and player prop bets! read more

2022 AFL Round 10: Richmond vs Essendon Preview & Betting Tips

AFL Round 10 continues on Saturday with the usual five-game slate on the schedule. Here, we focus on the blockbuster fixture between Richmond and Essendon and bring you our best betting tips! read more

2022 AFL Round 10: Adelaide vs St Kilda Preview & Betting Tips

St Kilda heads to Adelaide to take on the Crows on Saturday night football at the Adelaide Oval from 7:30pm! Can the Saints continue their winning ways after a stirring win last weekend? Or will Adelaide end their three game losing streak? read more


The Truth About Sports Betting Tipsters

With the amount of sports betting tipsters out there, you’d think that everyone was getting rich off the bookies but the truth is far from it. Be careful before diving into any paid tipping subscription and keep in mind the following truths about tipsters. read more

2022 NRL Round 1 Promos

With the 2022 NRL season kicking off on Thursday night between the Panthers and Souths, the best Australian sports betting sites are on board with some NRL promos for Round 1 action. Check out the best NRL Round 1 promos here. read more

More Tips for Avoiding Account Restrictions

Following on from our article on 5 tips to avoid getting banned from an online sportsbook, here are a few more tips to help prolong your bookie shelf life and keep your sports betting account running as long as possible. read more

2022 AFL Tipping

The art of the head-to-head tip in the AFL is one that can often get lost amongst the wide range of betting markets now available to punters online. However, we are dedicated to providing you with all of the tools you need to take out your office footy tipping competition, so check out our 2022 AFL Tips here! read more


AFL Injury List

The AFL injury list is constantly evolving week by week and throughout the 2022 season, we'll be doing our best to provide you with AFL injury updates for yoru club before the start of every round. Check out the current AFL injury list for 2022 here. read more

2022 Brownlow Medal Leaderboard

The Brownlow Medal is the highest individual honour in the great game of AFL, and it's one of the best events to bet on for sports betting punters. What other event can you bet on AFTER the race is already run? Make sure Brownlow night is a profitable one with our rolling 2022 Brownlow leaderboard and Brownlow vote predictions for every round. read more

2022 NRL Premiership Odds

The NRL season is just around the corner and the top teams in the league have already started to settle into their places in the market for the premiership title! Once again this year, we will be providing the premiership odds for the NRL, which will be updated at the conclusion of every round. read more

2022 NRL Fixture

The NRL season is just around the corner. The first game of the year sees the Panthers hosting the Sea Eagles in a Thursday night game on the 10th of March! There is plenty of interesting matchups to look foward to throughout the season, and you can see them all in our full 2022 NRL Fixture here. read more