Jared Vanderaa Sizable Favorite Versus Chase Sherman on July 9th

  • Jared Vanderaa is a -200 favorite against Chase Sherman at UFC Vegas 58.
  • Sherman is coming off a loss to Alexander Romanov where he closed at +1200 odds.
  • Vanderaa and Sherman are scheduled to fight at UFC Vegas 58 on July 9th at the UFC Apex.

Jared Vanderaa has opened as a sizable betting favorite against Chase Sherman.

According to the best UFC betting sites, Vanderaa is the -200 favorite with Sherman coming back at +170 odds:

Vanderaa and Sherman have been booked to fight each other at UFC Vegas 58 on June 9, 2022, at the UFC Apex in Las Vega, Nevada.

Alexander Romanov Steamrolls Chase Sherman

Sherman heads to this bout in dire need of a win as the Vanilla Gorilla has lost four consecutive bouts and 9 out of his 15 UFC bouts overall. In his most recent assignment, Alexander Romanov steamrolled past Sherman with a first-round submission win. Romanov entered that bout as the biggest betting favorite in UFC history at -2200.

The 32-year-old from D’Iberville, Mississippi is a former bare-knuckle boxer who was BKFC heavyweight and Police Gazette heavyweight champion. He fought under V3 Fights, Atlas Fights, Island Fights, and Titan FC before joining the UFC in 2016 and opened his career with a 6-5 record but has since lost his last four bouts.

Sherman has opened as the betting underdog in six out of his last 10 bouts and has closed as closed with the plus money sign next to his name in eight out of his last 10 fights. He was a massive underdog of +1200 in his last bout against Romanov.

Alexey Oleynik Earns Win No. 60 Versus Jared Vanderaa

Like Sherman, Jared Vanderaa is in need of a victory on July 9th. The 30-year-old from Richland, Washington has lost four out of his last five bouts including his last three. In his most recent Octagon appearance, Vanderaa lasted less than five minutes against Alexey Oleynik at UFC 273 last April 9th.

A former heavyweight champion at the Extreme Fighting Championship and Smash Global promotions, Vanderaa joined the Contender Series in 2020 where he knocked out Harry Hunsucker inside one round and earned his UFC contract. He hasn’t found success in the UFC, having lost four of five bouts and getting stopped in three of those losses.

This marks only the first time in his UFC career that Vanderaa has opened as the betting favorite. In his first five UFC bouts, Vanderaa has closed as a betting underdog only once, and that was during his last bout against Oleynik.

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Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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