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Dana White's Contender Series Season 7 Week 8 Betting Preview: Alexander Soldatkin vs. Mario Piazzon

September 26, 2023


Alexander Soldatkin and Mario Piazzon are set to shine in the co-main event of Dana White's Contender Series Week 8, where they will go head-to-head in a high-stakes heavyweight bout. Be part of the excitement and seize a golden betting chance with this thrilling showdown.


  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023

  • Main Card: 8:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: ESPN+

Alexander Soldatkin Betting Preview

Soldatkin enters this battle with an 11-fight win streak on the line. In his previous win, he took care of business against Benjamin Sehic in the second round by TKO back at Ares Fighting Championship 15 in May of this year.

Looking at his path to 14 victories, he has meticulously orchestrated 10 knockouts, executed two submissions, and secured two decisions. Impressively, nine out of his 14 triumphs have wrapped up in the opening round, while two of his three losses were determined by decision.

He has established solid wins in various fighting leagues over the years. He has gone 3-2 in the Federation of MMA of Samara and 6-0 in the Open Fighting Championship.

He is also currently ranked as the 110th best MMA professional heavyweight in the world. He has a good opportunity to take his talent to the UFC with a win here.

Mario Piazzon Betting Preview

Piazzon has won his first seven professional bouts without a loss and is aiming to score his eighth here. His previous success was a first round TKO against Gutembergue Souza da Silva back at ASC in April of this year.

Among his seven triumphs, he clinched victory through knockout in six instances and secured one by a decision. Impressively, all six of these knockout wins were achieved within the very first round.

He has not been the most appealing fighter, as he has landed wins against weak opponents throughout his career. He has wins against an 0-4 opponent and a 11-17 record for another. He has gone 5-0 in Demo Fight, for what it is worth.

He is currently ranked as the 122nd best heavyweight fighter in the world. He needs a defining victory to get him on a better track.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie reveals that Alexander Soldatkin is a moderate favorite to win this battle. If considering a wager on Soldatkin, look to include him in a parlay with other battles in the evening to boost his odds.


  • Mario Piazzon: +300

  • Alexander Soldatkin: -400

Piazzon has a mixed bag of quality wins, where all of his bouts are against weaker competition. For Soldatkin, he has done a little bit of everything. Look for him to succeed with an early knockout.

Spooky Express Pick:  Alexander Soldatkin -400