UFC San Antonio Predictions: Vera vs. Sandhagen

The UFC is closing out the month of march on the road once again, taking the Octagon to the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas for a thirteen-bout Fight Night card.

The main event features two of the most exciting scrappers at Bantamweight as former title challenger Cory Sandhagen looks to deny the ascent of Ecuadorian finisher Marlon Vera. In the co-main event, former Bantamweight champion Holly Holm is looking to get back on the winning track against former title challenger Yana Santos.

Main Card

Marlon Vera (22-7-1) vs. Cory Sandhagen (15-4) (BW)

We have a fantastic Bantamweight main event between two scrappers who always entertain when they’re in the cage. Cory Sandhagen has been in and out of the title picture since 2019 and will be looking to put himself back into contention with a win here. His high-volume style of unorthodox striking matches up incredibly with Vera’s own high-octane striking. While I do give Vera the edge in power, Sandhagen has much superior defense on the feet and utilizes his range to much greater success. I don’t see either fighter looking for takedowns heavily, but if this fight hits the mat, I see Sandhagen on top against the historically porous takedown defense of Vera. I expect a fun striking battle with Sandhagen edging in volume before scoring a finish in the late rounds.

My Pick: Cory Sandhagen via Decision

Holly Holm (14-6) vs. Yana Santos (14-6) (FTW)

My Pick: Holly Holm via Decision

Nate Landwehr (16-4) vs. Austin Lingo (9-1) (FTW)

My Pick: Austin Lingo via Knockout

Andrea Lee (13-6) vs. Maycee Barber (11-2) (FLW)

My Pick: Andrea Lee via Decision

Alex Perez (24-7) vs. Manel Kape (18-6) (FLW)

My Pick: Manel Kape via Knockout

Chidi Njokuani (22-8) vs. Albert Duraev (15-4) (MW)

My Pick: Albert Duraev via Decision


Daniel Pineda (27-14) vs. Tucker Lutz (12-2) (FTW)

My Pick: Tucker Lutz via Knockout

Steven Peterson (19-10) vs. Lucas Alexander (7-3) (FTW)

My Pick: Steven Peterson via Submission

Trevin Giles (15-4) vs. Preston Parsons (10-3) (WW)

My Pick: Preston Parsons via Decision

CJ Vergara (10-4-1) vs. Daniel da Silva (11-4) (FLW)

My Pick: CJ Vergara via Knockout

Vinicius Salvador (14-4) vs. Victor Altamirano (11-2) (FLW)

My Pick: Victor Altamirano via Decision

The card kicks off at 4 PM EST with the main card live at 7:00 PM!

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