UFC 271 Adesanya Vs Whittaker II:

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Two of the best 185lb fighters within the historical past of the UFC will meet as soon as once more within the Octagon on Saturday evening to determine the true king of the middleweight division, and as all the time, we now have you coated with all of the betting motion.

All odds featured can be found at BetMGM – the place you may presently seize a risk-free guess price as much as $1000.


Featured Undercard Guess: Roxanne Modafferi to defeat Casey O’Neil +350

One of the beloved feminine fighters on the UFC roster and a bonafide pioneer of the game of MMA, Roxanne Modafferi will make her remaining stroll to the Octagon on Saturday to convey the curtain down on a virtually two-decade-long profession contained in the cage.

In her remaining Octagon bow, The Comfortable Warrior will tackle surging Scotting flyweight prospect, Casey O’Neil. O’Neil has loved an ideal begin to her UFC profession to date, profitable all three of her fights by means of end, together with a victory over Antonina Shevchenko for which she was awarded Efficiency of the Evening honours.

Whereas this actually appears to be a stern take a look at for Modaferri as she exits the game, the veteran isn’t any stranger to an upset. Amazingly, Modaferri has entered because the betting underdog in each single one in all her UFC appearances and has pulled out the upset on quite a few events.

  • UFC FN 184: Defeated Andrea Lee +260
  • UFC FN 149: Defeated Antonina Shevchenko +275
  • UFC 246: Defeated Maycee Barber +700

The unassuming Modaferri has been counted out repeatedly in her MMA profession however has persistently exceeded expectations and at +350 and with a penchant for upsetting the chances, she might be price an funding.

 

 


Featured Major card Guess: Derrick Lewis to defeat Tai Tuivasa -210

Everybody loves an underdog. And, coincidentally, everybody additionally loves heavyweights. I imply, who would not love seeing among the largest athletes within the sport throw down in the midst of the Octagon.

With regards to the large guys, you’re statistically extra prone to see a combat that ends in a end, simply take a look at the overall share of UFC fights that finish by way of knockout by weight class.

  • Heavyweight: 49.8%
  • Gentle Heavyweight: 42.9%
  • Middleweight: 35.8%
  • Welterweight: 31.9%
  • Light-weight: 27.2%
  • Featherweight: 26.1%
  • Bantamweight: 27.4%
  • Flyweight: 22.7%

So, when famous KO artists Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis meet within the Octagon we’re virtually assured a end proper? Properly, the oddsmakers actually suppose so. On the time of writing this text, a guess that the combat is not going to attain the judges’ scorecards presently sitting round -450.

Given the shape that each fighters are in, it is exhausting to disclaim {that a} KO is probably going. Tuivasa enters the cage on Saturday driving a four-fight UFC win streak with all 4 coming contained in the opening two rounds.

Likewise, Lewis has returned to kind following a disappointing loss to Cyril Gane final 12 months with a knockout win over heavyweight prospect Chris Daukaus.

Nevertheless, when you would possibly suppose that given quarter-hour locked inside an Octagon that two 265lb knockout artists would be capable to discover a end; if Lewis versus Ngannou has taught us something it’s that heavyweight clashes usually finish in one in all two methods. Both the followers are handled to a spectacular end or an arduous drawn-out slog. (Or each within the case of Frank Mir vs Mirko Cro Cop.)

So with all that being stated, don’t be shocked if Lewis incorporates his seldom-utilised offensive wrestling sport to neutralise the hanging of Tuivasa and earn his victory by means of the judges’ scorecards. And with odds as excessive as +750 for Lewis to win by resolution, it may undoubtedly be price a shot.

 


Featured Major Occasion Guess: Israel Adesanya to defeat Robert Whittaker (-250)

Hardly ever is it so clear {that a} division comprises not only one, however two fighters, who’re seemingly to date past their contemporaries within the weight class that they should be in a league of their very own.

When Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker first met contained in the Octagon again in 2019, Whittaker was the established UFC champion, whereas Israel was the contender who had cleaned out the division en-route to his title shot.

At UFC 243, the defending champion Whittaker would enter the Octagon as an +105 underdog, earlier than being stopped three minutes into the second spherical, in simply the third lack of his UFC profession.

Since then Whittaker has been on a warpath again up the divisional rankings, incomes three strong wins in opposition to fellow contenders:

  • July 2020: Defeated Darren Until (-125)
  • October 2020: Defeated Jarod Cannonier (EVS)
  • April 2021: Defeated Kelvin Gastelum (-250)

 

 

Nevertheless, regardless of his success at 185lbs, Whittaker enters the rematch in opposition to Adesanya on Saturday as an excellent larger underdog than he was within the first combat with the previous champion presently sitting round +250.

Regardless of failing in his try to hitch the UFC’s Champ Champ fraternity with a shock loss to Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259, Israel Adesanya place on the helm of the middleweight division appears no much less safe heading into Saturday evening.

As one of the crucial dynamic strikers ever to enter the Octagon, Adesanya possesses the instruments to fully frustrate his opponents, which then usually gives the required opening to ship the knockout blow.

If Whittaker can utilise his surprisingly environment friendly wrestling sport there’s a nice likelihood that he could make the rematch extra aggressive than the primary bout was, however in the end Izzy’s defence, motion, and ringcraft will show to be an excessive amount of and the champion will go away the Octagon together with his coveted title in tow.

Although a straight guess on Adesanya persevering with his reign will probably not make you wealthy at -250, some higher motion may be discovered betting on the Nigerian to select up a late stoppage, with a fourth-round end presently sitting at an eye-watering +1800.

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