On Saturday, August 8, 2015, the UFC heads to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, for UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux, where two of the UFC’s top light heavyweights will battle it out to move one step closer to a title shot.

In addition to the light heavyweight main event, the card features a lightweight bout between two exciting and talented up and coming contenders and a middleweight bout between fighting looking to break into the UFC’s Top 10.

All in all, UFC Fight Night 73 is a solid card with some interesting bouts that should make for a fun night of action. For the gamblers out there, this card has some real upset potential; upsets mean one thing, great payouts.

Derek Brunson, -300 vs. Sam Alvey, +250

In the third bout of the main card, middleweights Brunson and Alvey will square off with the winner moving one step closer to contention. A powerful wrestler with an evolving striking game, Brunson will be the more well-rounded of the two fighters on Saturday. But Alvey is coming into this bout riding a three fight win streak with all three wins coming by first round knockout. Between Alvey’s power and Brunson’s two career knockout losses, take a hard look at the underdog.

Play: Take Alvey to win

Beneil Dariush, +135 vs. Michael Johnson, -155

In the co-main event of the evening, two of the UFC’s top up and comers will battle it out as Johnson and Dariush look to establish themselves as contenders in the deep and dangerous lightweight division. Both fighters are coming into this bout riding four fight win streaks, but Johnson’s level of competition has been a little bit higher. But that said, Dariush’s last outing against Jim Miller showed just how advanced his all-around MMA game truly is.

Play: Take Dariush to win

Glover Teixeira, -125 vs. Ovince St. Preux, +105

The main event of the evening should be a good one as Teixeira and St. Preux square off. These are two fighters moving in opposite directions as Teixeira is coming off of back-to-back losses while St. Preux is coming off of back-to-back first round knockout victories. From a technical standpoint, Teixeira has all the tools to get the job done against St. Preux, but its St. Preux’s raw athleticism and power that will be the difference in this fight.

Play: Take St. Preux to win

Big Play:  At +1586, parlay Alvey, Dariush and St. Preux

Odds Provided By BestFightOdds.com

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.