First Strike

First Strike

First Strike brings you all of the MMA, UFC and boxing betting action for the weekend. Host Dave Ross is a fight enthusiast and betting analyst who brings his passion for the action to give you the betting edge. Each week Dave and the VSiN fight experts look at the biggest match-ups as well as the fights lower on the card to find betting opportunities.

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March 24, 2023 10 min

Check out this weeks First Strike Super Cut! Dave Ross is joined by our First Strike panel to deliver their best bets for the UFC on ESPN 43 main even between Marlon Vera and Cory Sandhagen!

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Potential fight of the year will go down this weekend in San Antonio as Marlon Vera will face off against former interim Bantamweight title contender Cory Sandhagen at UFC on ESPN 43! Plus the return of former champ Holly Holm as she meets Yana Santos in the co-main event. 

The First Strike crew breaks down the entire fight card to find the best bets for this weekends fights!

Dave Ross is joined this week by Nick Kalikas (@FightO...

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The Trilogy fight is here as Leon Edwards looks to defend his welterweight championship against former champ, Kamaru Usman. The fighters are 1-1, who takes home the belt this weekend?

First Strike captured all the best ways to approach the main event this weekend. Check out Dave Ross as he's joined by Nick Kalikas, Reed Kuhn, Dan Vreeland, and Jordan Sherwood as they all give their best bets for UFC 286.

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UFC Fight 286 is headlined by the trilogy fight between Kamaru Usman and current welterweight champ Leon Edwards. In the co-main event, Lightweights Justin Gaethje squares off with the surging Rafael Fiziev.The First Strike crew delivers their best bets for this weekend's fight card. Host Dave Ross is joined this week by Nick Kalikas (@FightOdds), Jordan Sherwood (@WoodonESPN1000), Dave Vreeland (@GumbyVreeland), and Reed Kuhn (@Fi...

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Former UFC Bantamweight Champ Petr Yan and contender Merab Dvalishvili headline UFC Fight Night 221.

First Strike captured all the best ways to approach the main event this weekend. Check out Dave Ross as he's joined by Lou Finocchiaro, Jordan Sherwood, Dan Vreeland, and Reed Kuhn as they all give their best bets for the Fight Night Main Event.

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UFC Fight Night 221 is headlined by top bantamweights Petr Yan and Merab Dvalishvili. In the co-main event, heavyweights clash as Alexander Volkov meets Alexander Romanov. 

First Strike crew delivers their best bets for this weekend's fight card. 

Host Dave Ross is joined this week by Lou Finocchiaro (@GambLou), Jordan Sherwood (@WoodonESPN1000), Dave Vreeland (@GumbyVreeland), and Reed Kuhn (@Fightnomics). 

 

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UFC 285 comes in with TWO TITLE FIGHTS! The UFC Heavyweight Championship is up for grabs when Ciryl Gane welcomes back the GOAT, Jon "Bones" Jones in the main event. And in the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko looks to continue her reign of the flyweight division, as Alexa Grasso challenges the bullet for the Flyweight Championship. 

A stacked card requires the First Strike best! Dave Ross is joined this week by Lou Finocchiaro...

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UFC Vegas 70 is live this Saturday and the First Strike crew has everything you need to place your bets for the fights. Light heavyweight fighters Nikita Krylov and Ryan Spann will meet in a 5 round main event! In the co-main event, Andre Muniz takes on Brendan Allen in the middleweight division. Along with a fully stacked card to find bets on. 

Dave Ross (@drosssports) is joined this week by Lou Finocchiaro (@GambLou), Jordan She...

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UFC Vegas 69 is this Saturday and we've got two top 10 Flyweights meeting in the main event. Jessica Andrade steps in on ONE week notice to face Erin Blanchfield. First Strike breaks down the entire fight card to find the best value and bets for your fight weekend. 

Host Dave Ross is joined this week by Lou Finocchiaro (@GambLou), host of 'Bout Business Podcast, as he gives his latest releases for the fights. Dan Vreeland (@GumbyV...

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UFC 284 features TWO title fights this weekend! Islam Makhachev will defend his new Lightweight belt against the current Featherweight champion, Alex Volkanovski, in what is considered a battle for pound for pound king! Plus, Yair Rodriguez will take on Josh Emmett for the Interim Featherweight Title. 

Dave Ross takes a full look at the UFC 284 fight card with the First Strike to get the best value and bets in the market. 

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UFC Fight Night is this Saturday, headlined by the big boys this week. Derrick Lewis looks to bounce back as he takes on Sergey Spivac in the heavyweight main event. 

If you think there's nothing to bet this weekend, First Strike has you covered!

Dave Ross (@drossspports) is joined this week by MMA Handicappers Lou Finocchiaro (@GambLou) and Jordan Sherwood (@WoodonESPN1000) as they give their bets for the card. TopTurtle MMA pod...

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The UFC has returned!

First Strike is here to give a First Look and preview the betting lines for UFC Fight Night 218. The main event finds top 12 heavyweight contenders battling for a victory as Derrick Lewis meets Sergey Spivac in a five round war. 

Dave Ross is joined this week by Lou Finocchiaro, as they take a look at the odds to find what advantages there may be in the betting lines early in the week. 

 

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The first UFC PPV of the year is here and First Strike's crew of experts break down the card from the Early Prelims to the Main Event. Host Dave Ross is joined by guest MMA handicappers Lou Finocchiaro, Jordan Sherwood, Dan Vreeland and Reed Kuhn.

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UFC 283 is only a few days away with TWO title fights headlining the event. 

In the main event, Glover Teixeira meets Jamahal Hill for the vacant Light Heavyweight Title. And Deiveson Figueiredo goes to battle against Brandon Moreno for a fourth time to settle who is the true undisputed Featherweight Champion. 

Dave Ross is joined by Lou Finocchiaro this week as they take a First Look at the odds and prep to bet the fights this w...

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UFC Vegas 67 is here and First Strike breaks it all down!!

The first UFC card of the year delivers a showdown between Sean Strickland, as a last minute replacement, and Nassourdine Imavov in the Light Heavyweight division. 

Dave Ross is joined this week by MMA handicappers Lou Finocchiaro and Jordan Sherwood. Also multi podcast host Dan Vreeland to give his take on the value in the prelims. And Reed Kuhn takes a look at all the n...

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The UFC is back!!! And so is First Strike!

UFC Vegas 67 featuring Sean Strickland vs Nassourdine Imavov goes down this Saturday. Host Dave Ross is joined by Lou Finocchiaro to take an early First Look at the odds to find value before the fights this weekend. 

Plus some thoughts on Jake Paul signing with PFL!

Make sure to subscribe and catch First Strike on Fridays for a full hour betting breakdown. 

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UFC Fight Night 216 is our final card of the year! Headlined by two top middleweight contenders in Jared Cannonier against Sean Strickland. 

The First Strike crew delivers all the best bets for the UFC Vegas 66 Saturday night card. 

Dave Ross is joined this week by:

Lou Finocchiaro | @GambLou

Jordan Sherwood | @WoodonESPN1000

Dan Vreeland | @GumbyVreeland

Reed Kuhn | @Fightnomics

 

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UFC Vegas 66 is our final card of the year! 

Dave Ross is joined by Lou Finocchiaro to get a First Look at the odds for this weeks UFC Fight Night, featuring a middleweight battle between Jared Cannonier and Sean Strickland. 

Tune in Friday for a full show break down of the UFC Vegas 66 card to get our best bets for the weekend. 

 

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The last UFC PPV of the year is here and First Strike breaks down the card to find the best spots to place your bets this weekend. 

Host Dave Ross goes through the stacked UFC 282 card, headlined by a Light Heavyweight Title bout as Jan Blachowicz looks to retain gold as he takes on Magomed Ankalaev for the vacant title. Plus Paddy Pimblett makes his PPV debut!

Dave Ross is joined this week by:

Lou Finocchiaro | @GambLou

Jordan...

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UFC 282 is right around the corner and the Light Heavyweight Title is up for grabs! Former champ Jan Blachowicz takes on Magomed Ankalaev. 

Dave Ross is joined this week by Lou Finocchiaro as they take a First Look at the UFC 282 fight odds. 

Subscribe now to First Strike to catch this Friday's full episode as the crew delivers their best bets for the UFC 282 card. 

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