I have given you my forecast and betting advice for the main event at UFC 218 (Aldo vs Holloway). Now that the moneylines and props are out for the remainder of the card, it’s time to get a UFC 218 deep dip.
Which underdogs have worth? Which fights should bettors prevent? Can you put together a lucrative parlay on tap from the fights? Let’s have a look.
UFC Predictions and 219 Odds: Cyborg vs. Holm
There’s not any large’dog calling out at UFC 218 to me. However, there’s 1 man with this card who could defy some odds.
Francis Ngannou (-270) vs. Alistair Overeem (+230)
Alistair Overeem may get merked with a larger and more powerful puncher in Francis Ngannou, however in the +230, he is worth throwing a few pennies in the slightest. Normally I would place this struggle from the stay-away category, but this is a significant test for Ngannou, a man who hasn’t been analyzed yet.
Overeem is a veteran of the sport and, though his chin may be suspect, he’s one of the greatest fight IQs from the heavyweight division. Kickboxing ability and his smarts could give a large upset to us together with a profit. Don’t go crazy with this, however. Ngannou deserves to be favored. Overeem is worth a bet.
Felice Herrig (-140) vs. Cortney Casey (+110)
Cortney Casey is not a massive dog, but her +105 moneyline would still net you a decent return and/or boost a parlay. Both fighters have looked solid, but stylistically, Casey appears to get the size and strength to provide Herrig issues. The single woman that has been able to fit Casey’s physicality was Claudia Gadelha and that woman is one of the best in the division. If Casey can pour on the strain, she could overwhelm Herrig and get a tiny upset win . Again, don’t go mad and throw down your whole bankroll, but Casey is worth a couple of shekels.
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