UFC Fight Night is set to get going this weekend from UFC Apex in Paradise, Nevada on Saturday, October 1 at 7 p.m. ET. There is a six-bout main card including a bantamweight showdown between Raoni Barcelos and Trevin Jones. The fight will air on ESPN+.
Barcelos (16-3) is looking to shake off a two fight losing streak and land a win. After promotion, he won five straight fight prior to the current losing skid. Barcelos is a good all around talent and in his last bout, he lost a tough decision to Timur Valiev in June 2021. These two were set to meet at UFC 199 in December 2021 before Jones withdrew due to injury.
Jones (13-8) has also dropped his last two fights, including a March matchup against Javid Basharat. This is a bit of a crossroads for Jones, who has fallen short and not lived up to his potential in the 135 pound division. Jones has also faced a number of injuries, even forcing him to miss his initial fight versus Barcelos back in December 2021.
How to watch Raoni Barcelos vs. Trevin Jones
Date: Saturday, October 1
Fight time: Main card starts at 7 p.m. ET
Live stream: ESPN+
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Splits: 84% of handle, 74% of bets on Barcelos
This has the making of a good old fashion slug fest, as both enter the ring on two fight losing streaks, desperate to get a win. Barcelos based on the eye test should win, but who knows what a fully healthy and rested Jones has to offer. Expect both to throw a lot of punches, but lean toward Barcelos by decision or on the money line.