At the moment’s premier blended martial arts (MMA) Heavyweight takes on its best puncher as soon as once more this Saturday (March 27, 2021) when Stipe Miocic places his title on the road in opposition to former foe Francis Ngannou. UFC 260, which takes place inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, will even see Tyron Woodley try and salvage his profession in opposition to Brazilian bonus-winning machine Vicente Luque, whereas Sean O’Malley appears to restart his rise by means of the Bantamweight ranks on the expense of former prime 135-pound prospect, Thomas Almeida.
Simply because UFC 260 has misplaced a number of (huge) fights doesn’t imply there aren’t nonetheless bargains to be discovered; subsequently, let’s take a look under:
What Went Incorrect at UFC Vegas 22?
That entire week was one lengthy stretch of frustration — Tai Tuivasa dropping his authentic opponent and Gregor Gillespie dropping his battle fully fully threw off the guess distribution … and it didn’t assist when JP and Cheyanne Buys elected to battle in essentially the most self-sabotaging manners attainable. In some way, we nonetheless managed to functionally break even, so there’s that no less than.
UFC 260 Odds For The Undercard:
William Knight (-110) vs. Alonzo Menfield (-110)
Hannah Goldy (-120) vs. Jessica Penne (EVEN)
Abubakar Nurmagomedov (-235) vs. Jared Gooden (+195)
Michael Oleksiejczuk (-155) vs. Modestas Bukauskas (+135)
Omar Morales (N/A) vs. Shane Younger (N/A)
Marc-Andre Barriault (-130) vs. Abu Azaitar (+110)
Ideas: Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Michal Oleksiejczuk and Marc-Andre Barriault seem like stable investments from the place I’m sitting.
Nurmagomedov received’t ever strategy cousin Khabib’s stage, however he’s nonetheless an enormously gifted wrestler with the abilities to grind out the vast majority of UFC’s Welterweight division. Jared Gooden has solely confronted a takedown artist of comparable talent as soon as earlier than, and that was a one-sided loss to Michael Graves. Nurmagomedov’s chain-wrestling is way over “Nite Practice” can deal with and Gooden lacks the Brazilian jiu-jitsu chops to use the Dagestani’s leaky submission protection.
As entertaining as he’s, Modestas Bukauskas is a deeply flawed fighter who largely depends on his cardio to succeed. His poor cage consciousness usually results in him getting caught in opposition to the fence, which makes him a primary goal for Oleksiejczuk’s strain and power-punching. I just like the Pole to attain a brutal end, so make certain you’re in place to revenue.
Abu Azaitar would lose Marc-Andre Barriault even at the most effective of instances — the German is little greater than a power-puncher with practical wrestling. These aren’t the most effective of instances, as “Gladiator” hasn’t fought in practically three years due to United States Anti-Doping Company (USADA) and different points. Barriault could have three losses in 4 Octagon fights, however all three of the boys he misplaced to would smash Azaitar with relative ease. In brief, “Energy Bar” by mauling.
UFC 260 Odds For The Predominant Card:
Francis Ngannou (-120) vs. Stipe Miocic (EVEN)
Vicente Luque (-255) vs. Tyron Woodley (+215)
Sean O’Malley (-320) vs. Thomas Almeida (+260)
Miranda Maverick (-160) vs. Gillian Robertson (+140)
Khama Worthy (-130) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (+110)
Ideas: I mentioned it is best to guess on Miranda Maverick the final time she was booked to battle Gillian Robertson and my argument stands. Deadly as “The Savage” is on the mat, she’s confirmed ineffective in opposition to opponents she will be able to’t reliably take down. Maverick — a standout wrestler who appears to have mounted the early-career flaws that resulted in her two skilled defeats — actually matches the invoice. Maverick additionally has the mauling placing to punish Robertson’s restricted get up, making her a secure funding.
A Sean O’Malley/Jamie Mullarkey parlay won’t go astray, both. Talking as a loyal and long-time Thomas Almeida fan, “Sugar’s” going to knock his block off, and Mullarkey has the chin to soak up Khama Worthy’s finest photographs en path to grinding him out.
UFC 260 Finest Bets:
- Parlay — Marc-Andre Barriault and Miranda Maverick: Guess $80 to make $149.60
- Parlay — Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Michal Oleksiejczuk: Guess $60 to make $81
- Parlay — Sean O’Malley and Jamie Mullarkey: Guess $40 to make $70.40
UFC 260 will not be half the cardboard it was final week, but it surely nonetheless affords the potential for some spectacular finishes. See you Saturday, Maniacs.
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Preliminary (Boosted) Funding For 2021: $600
Present Complete For 2021: $315.39