I have given you my prediction and betting advice for the main event at UFC 218 (Aldo vs Holloway). Now the moneylines and props are out for the rest of the card, it’s time to get a UFC 218 deep dip.
Which underdogs have worth? Which fights should bettors prevent? How do you put a parlay together in the fights? Let’s have a look.
UFC Predictions and 219 Odds: Cyborg vs. Holm
There’s no large’dog calling out to me at UFC 218. However, there’s 1 man with this card who could withstand some steep odds.
Francis Ngannou (-270) vs. Alistair Overeem (+230)
Alistair Overeem might get merked with a bigger and more powerful puncher at Francis Ngannou, however at +230, he’s well worth throwing a few pennies at. Normally I’d place this struggle from the stay-away category, but this is a significant test for Ngannou, a man who hasn’t been tested yet.
Overeem is a veteran of the sport and, although his chin may be suspect, he’s one of the greatest fight IQs from the heavyweight division. Kickboxing capability and his in-cage smarts could provide a large upset to us together with a profit. Do not go crazy with this, though. Ngannou deserves to be preferred not by this much. Overeem is well worth a wager.
Felice Herrig (-140) vs. Cortney Casey (+110)
Cortney Casey isn’t a massive dog, but her +105 moneyline would still net you a good return or promote a parlay. Both fighters have looked solid, but stylistically, Casey appears to have the size and strength to give Herrig issues. The single woman that has been in a position to match Casey’s physicality was Claudia Gadelha and that woman is among the best in the division. If Casey could pour on the strain, she could overwhelm Herrig and pick up a tiny upset win here. Again, don’t go mad and throw your entire bankroll, but Casey is well worth a few shekels.