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The UFC will hold the next event on its schedule in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Enterprise Center. The main event for UFC St. Louis will feature a heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Rodrigo Nascimento, with Joaquin Buckley and Nursulton Ruziboev facing off in the co-main event.

Derrick Lewis, ranked No. 12 in the UFC heavyweight division, is coming off a loss to Jailton Almeida. Lewis holds the record for most knockouts in UFC history with 14 but has struggled recently, winning only one of his last five fights. Rodrigo Nascimento, ranked No. 15 in the division, is 3-1-0-1 in his last five fights, with a decision win over Don’Tale Mayes in his most recent bout.

Joaquin Buckley is on a three-fight winning streak since moving to the welterweight division and is ranked No. 11 in the weight class. His opponent, Nursulton Ruziboev, has won both of his UFC fights via first-round knockout and is moving from middleweight to welterweight for this contest.

In terms of betting odds, Derrick Lewis opened as the favorite over Rodrigo Nascimento, while Joaquin Buckley is the favored over Nursulton Ruziboev. Carlos Ulberg is the favorite over Alonzo Menifield in the light heavyweight matchup, and Mateusz Rebecki is favored over Diego Ferreira in the lightweight bout. Sean Woodson is the pick over Alex Caceres, and Robelis Despaigne is favored over Waldo Cortes-Acosta in the opening fight of the main card.

Popular prop bets for the event include predicting a quick victory for Robelis Despaigne, Derrick Lewis to win by knockout, and various outcomes for Robelis Despaigne’s performance in the fight. As fight night approaches, the odds and betting trends may continue to evolve, shaping the expectations for the upcoming UFC St. Louis event.

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