As Uncle Dana White has proven his genius state by giving us a third UFC card in a single week, I’m nothing short of ecstatic.
Being one of few active sports in the world right now means that the UFC will be a hot spot for gamblers. Also, majority of the people reading this probably have gambling interest in this card, or in general because they need to scratch the itch.
With a packed 11-fight card, there is a ton of bets I like, however these are the three lines I loved.
For any other bets you want from me or to see my picks for the entire card check out my twitter @thiskid_coby5 & @smoke_sports1.
Darren Elkins -125
Darren Elkins, at a point no too long ago, was dominating; winning six straight along with two performance of the night bonuses. Although he’s lost three straight, they have been to some real quality fighters in Ryan Hall, Ricardo Lamas and Featherweight champ, Alexander Volkanovski. In 20 career UFC fights the veteran, Elkins is 13-7 while facing some of the divisions best over the last 10 years. His opponent for Saturday night is Nate Landwehr. Landwehr made his UFC debut in January and was knocked out by Herbert Burns not even halfway into the first round. As both guys seek redemption, I feel it is safe to say the experience for Elkins will play a huge factor and will be the key to the victory.
2. Walt Harris -140
This is about probably as low as this line gets. Also, I love Harris by TKO/KO at -120 if you can get that prop. The reason for this is Walt Harris is coming off nearly a year halt and seems to be more motivated than ever. Alistar Overeem is an MMA legend and is a considerable step up in competition for Harris, but I think Harris lands the power punches he is known for. Harris will probably try to counter with a few mean haymakers in every situation possible, but I believe he lands that one punch KO on Overeem just like Ngannou and Rozenstruik have. I think this one ends early, so take that how you please.
3. Claudia Gadelha by DEC -110
As a 10 fight UFC veteran Gadelha has simply one finish. Angela Hill, Gadelha’s cage date for Saturday night, is one of the most respected female fighters on the planet for her reputation of taking copious amounts of fights on absolute minimal notice. She is on a three fight win streak, but none of those opponents were at the caliber of Gadelha. Gadelha is simply too good for Hill in my opinion. I don’t think she will overpower Hill, but Gadelha will convincingly win this fight in my opinion. If I have to choose this is my lock of the night.