The UFC is back tonight with an extremely underrated card headline by, future UFC Hall-of-Famer, Alistair Overeem and the Russian, Alexander “Drago” Volkov.
This card was subject to a total of 10 changes in fights since its announcement, yet it’s still very underappreciated. Out of the 12 fights lined up for tonight, youre not going to want to miss these.
Other than the main event, this card includes Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar, Michael Johnson vs. Clay Guida and Alexandre Pantoja. Not to mention Beneil Dariush vs. Deigo Ferreira, which is absolutely one of the more slept on and overlooked fights not only on the card, but in general.
Also featured, KO machine Mike Rodriguez, the always entertaining Youssef Zalal and a few awesome Women’s bouts that Stephen A. Smith won’t want to watch.
As far as the gambling side of things go, there are some tough codes to crack. Overeem at +165 to me is a crime, I think he wins tonight. However, that won’t be a play in the article because I am more confident in a few other plays. With this being said, Overeem won’t be the only dog I’m on tonight.
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1. Kape/Pantoja ov1.5 -150
If you know me, you know I love the flyweights and this is going to be an awesome fight. Kape is making his UFC debut, after a strong tenure as the Rizin champ. He is one of the more highly touted prospects in the division and even was the alternate for Moreno vs. Figueiredo in December. With this being said, Pantoja is absolutely no slouch and has one of the best, if not the best chin in the division. I’m not sure this one sees the judges, but I like this line a lot at the number its at. Neither guy has ever been KO’d, in fact Pantoja has never been finished in his career. In the last four years Kape has had just one fight end within a round and a half. This is an extremely close fight and I expect a sizeable feeling out process early in this one.
2. Osbourne/Riveria un2.5 -125
This line has insane value even if its not plus money. In 11 pro bouts the -225 favorite, Ode Osbourne has been to decision just twice. The dog Jerome Rivera has been to decision four times in 14 bouts. Rivera took this fight on short notice after losing a tough bout with Fransisco Figueiredo just two and a half weeks ago. Overall, Ode should win this fight by finish which is +110, but to seek more value him by sub is +220 and by KO is +450.
Parlay: Johnson/Guida ov2.5 + Rosa ML +120