The UFC returns to Australia with UFC 221, headlined by an showdown between Yoel Romero and middleweights Luke Rockhold.
The event features a tilt between Curtis Blaydes and New Zealander Mark Hunt.
The Best Bets for UFC Fight Night 125 of last week went 2-1. (The John Dodson scrap was canceled.) That pushes our general record to 18-11, but we lost a little cash a week, lowering our overall benefit down to $66.33. (Perhaps I need to return and read my 6 Tips for Successful MMA Betting?)
Time to contact our ways with the top bets for UFC 221.
BEN NGUYEN (+100) VS JUSSIER FORMIGA (-120)
Jussier Formiga (20-5) can grapple and has among the best back matches in the business. He’s a complete leech if he gets his hooks in. But even though Formiga has a better body of work against some world-class guys in the division, it’s hard to bet against rising star Ben Nguyen (16-6).
“Ben 10” has improved certain aspects of his game, such as scrambling and takedown defense, in order to maintain his struggles standing. Why? Because if his fights stay upright, he’ll knock away his opponent’s head. He’s a prospective title contender who’s only UFC loss came into Louis Smolka in what was a slobber-knocker of a fight.
This +100 moneyline for Nguyen at BetOnline is a nice round number to wager .
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