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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 4 Betting Preview: Bolaji Oki vs. Dylan Salvador

August 29, 2023


Dive into this week's action-packed lineup on Dana White's Contender Series, where thrilling matchups await for savvy bettors. Keep your eyes on the explosive lightweight clash featuring Dylan Salvador and Bolaji Oki.


  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday August 29, 2023

  • Main Card: 7:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Dylan Salvador Betting Preview

Salvador is currently riding a two-fight win streak as he enters this battle. His most recent victory was a second round shoulder choke submission against Jahongir Jumaev back in October of last year.

He has five wins on his resume that consist of one knockout and four submissions. He only has one victory that has resulted in a first round finish and he has one loss by decision.

He has plenty of experience in Muay Thai and kickboxing, which he transitioned over to MMA not long ago. He is a two-weight world WAKO Champion and even has a victory over current UFC star Giga Chikadze.

Salvador is not necessarily a grappler by nature, as his resume points to striking. This will be interesting to see him on a big MMa stage and what he could possibly accomplish.

Bolaji Oki Betting Preview

Oki has won seven fights in a row after stumbling in his career opener. His most recent victory was a first round TKO against Jocimar Ferreira back in March earlier this year.

Looking at his seven wins, they consist of four knockouts, one submission, and two decisions. Three of his seven wins have resulted in a first round finish and his only loss has come by decision.

“The Zulu Warrior” is considered the best fighter to come out of Belgium. He has not yet battled a lot of quality fighters, so this will be an interesting test for him.

His only real contention was a victory against Nair Melikyan, who was supposed to be competing in the DWCS. Oki still remains a serious threat with his striking abilities no matter who he fights.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

According to MyBookie's moneyline, Dylan Salvador holds a notable edge as the favored contender for this upcoming clash. It could be strategic to include Salvador in a parlay to maximize your potential odds advantage when combining bets with other matches scheduled for the evening.


  • Bolaji Oki: +145

  • Dylan Salvador: -170

This battle will be one of the more appealing battles on the night, as both fighters are great strikers that can end it early. Oki is likely aiming for the knockout and is more powerful, whereas Salvador is aiming for a lot of volume punches and will finish it that way. Overall, Salvador seems to be the bigger threat here.

Final Pick: Take Dylan Salvador to Win at -170

Written By: David White