UFC 271 is here! We have a stacked card filled with good people and talented painters that will make for a lively evening.
The main event was a rematch between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker for the middleweight title. Adesanya has not lost in this weight class professionally while Whittaker has racked up three straight wins since being finished in the second round by ‘The Last Stylebender’.
There is a potential No. 1 contender for the title as well as a card between Jared Cannonier and Derek Brunson as well as fan favorites Derrick Less and Tai Tuivasa will be in attendance.
With that in mind, let’s place some of the best bets on Saturday night’s cards!
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I truly believe the line is fair to the champion being lined with such a substantial powder. In the first fight, ‘Bobby Knuckles’ waded over and challenged Adesanaya, but that resulted in a ton of damage and ultimately a knockout.
The way for Whittaker to win this fight is to land the takers, but that’s not a big part of Aussie’s game. He is averaging less than one takedown per 15 minutes and is trailing the champion by 7 inches. Adesanya has never been challenged on the ground by middleweights, and I don’t expect Whittaker to have much success either.
Overall, I see a more calculated approach from Whittaker that will try to drag this fight into the later rounds, but Adesanya’s heart rate and length are just too much to pass up. Given her success, Adesanya usually fights five rounds and averages close to 17 minutes per game. He’s a one-size-fits-all for middleweight and I hope he’s working soon and often on his way to another decisive victory.
PICK: Adesanya ML as a puzzle piece, LEAN: Adesanya by Decision (+170)
Brunson has won the last 5 matches, 4 of which were underdogs and the other was coin flip. The 38-year-old is currently on the cusp of another title but will have a tough test against the former light heavyweight Cannonier.
I have been riding Blonde Brunson for a while and will do so again here. He has a path to victory by bringing this fight to the ground and slowing Cannonier’s attack. Brunson is averaging more than three kills per 15 minutes, and his opponent has been suspect in the grappling department, posting a knockdown defense of 62%, according to UFCStats.com.
While Brunson has proved to be quite stubborn in the past, he has been knocked down in 5 of 7 losses, I believe his pressure fight could tire out Cannonier, who has witnessed His strength diminishes during battle. There is a win in ‘The Killa Gorilla’ to end this fight early, but I believe Brunson can take down the takers and crush this fight.
ENTER: Brunson +140
I believe Hernandez is the better boxer here and believe that he should be favored, not a significantly weaker underdog. He was a much better striker, but played badly. He has traded wins and losses in his last five games, but his two most recent wins have been a first-round finish.
Meanwhile, his opponent Moicano was easy to finish, losing 3/4 matches by KO. Moicano has the field advantage and lives to end this by submitting, but I believe Hernandez can overwhelm his enemies in stance and keep this in range and strike his way. win the championship.
IN: Hernandez +140
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