The second to last UFC card of the year is live tonight as UFC Flyweight champ, Deiveson Figueiredo takes on #1 contender, Brandon Moreno, in his second title defense in 21 days.
Figueiredo and Moreno actually both fought and won on the UFC 255 card, which was exactly 21 days ago. This fight was booked right after the two were victorious on November 21st. However, this isn't the only great fight on the card.
This card is quite stacked with other bouts like Tony Ferguson vs Charles Oliveira, Kevin Holland vs Jacare Souza and Ciryl Gane vs Junior Dos Santos. Some other well known names on the card are Chase Hooper, Mackenzie Dern and Cub Swanson.
This card is full of high level talent and it will show tonight. One of the favorites I like is a little pricey, but will be extremely worth it in the end. My other two plays will leave you a bit less juice to lay, but tonight is the night to lay it down.
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1. Tony Ferguson -175
Tony Ferguson is one of the best fighters on planet earth. He's coming off his first loss in over 8 years and has fought nothing short of every great lightweight in that time period, obviously aside from Khabib. I just don't see a way Tony loses this fight. He is more determined than ever and is all around more talented than Oliveira. Oliveira is on a 7 fight win streak however, he hasn't fought anyone close to as good or as Ferguson. Oliveira has lost to big name opponents his whole career; Paul Felder, Max Holloway, Anthony Pettis and Frankie Edgar to name a few. In fact, he was finished by the Felder, Holloway, Pettis and Ricardo Lamas. I see this one going no different for Oliveira. Im extremely surprised Ferguson opened -130 and I'm even more shocked we can get him at a price under -200. I love the line here and ill also throw a small amount on Ferguson by finish +145.
2. Gane/Dos Santos U2.5 -150
Circle Gane is a -400 favorite against the former Heavyweight title challenger, Junior Dos Santos. Gane is a different breed and the Heavyweight division has yet to see someone that is as well rounded as him in the shape he is in. Gane has 5 finishes in his 6 career fights. JDS is always dangerous as well, however he has been prone to not being able to take as much damage as he used to. JDS has only been to decision 6 times in 29 pro fights and his last 4 ended by KO. I see Gane getting a finish on the feet here and I actually like Gane by finish at -145 a ton.
Honorable Mention: Billy Quarantillo -170