USFantasy booking five competitive UFC 211 fights
May 09, 2017 3:02 AM
by Alan Berg
UFC 211 takes place this Saturday and USFantasy has five fights up to make some nice cash this weekend.
Offerings include: Prop No. 1 Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis; Prop No. 2 Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez; Prop No. 3 Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal; Prop No. 4 UFC Strawweight Women’s Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade; Prop No. 5 UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos.
Let’s start with the main event, Miocic vs. Dos Santos for the Heavyweight Title. Opening odds give us 13 different options to choose from either fighter by KO, by decision or a draw. Miocic opened as a 4-1 favorite to win in the opening round while the second choice is a tie between Dos Santos in Round 1, Miocic in Round 2 or DEC at 7-1.
These two fought back in December of 2014 in a fantastic war where neither fighter backed up; they combined for 212 strikes landed in five rounds. Dos Santos took the win by unanimous decision. Since that fight, Miocic has won four straight, including winning the UFC Heavyweight Title and defending it once. He has a three-fight streak of winning by KO in Round 1.
I re-watched the first fight recently and came away with two things: these guys are both tough as nails but they are both there to be hit. I don’t think this fight makes it through the third round this time. Someone will connect with something that ends the rematch. So that leaves us with six options to choose from.
The beauty of USFantasy is you can mix and match and still come away a winner after winning one out of the six options you bet on. My advice is to cut that down to at least four; take a swing on the four with the best odds near the closing of the fight. I truly think this is a pick’em fight and either guy can win it.
The other title fight on the card is the dominant Jedrzejczyk vs. Andrade. Bookmakers are giving plenty of respect to the challenger as the champion is only a -175 favorite at the Westgate. Three of her last four fights had some of her worst closing betting numbers were -450, -2220 and -900.
I have yet to feel like someone is on Jedrzejczyk’s level and don’t think she loses just yet. If you can get Joanna by decision at 3-1 or higher that would be my play; if it’s under, pass on the fight.
Now for the fight I feel the bookmakers have backwards. Prop No. 2 features superstar Frankie Edgar vs. quick rising prospect Yair Rodriguez. Currently, Edgar is a -130 favorite over Rodriguez but I believe he’s not the favorite. Rodriguez has a difficult style to contest with and has a height and reach advantage. His speed is going to give Edgar all kinds of problems. I would take him at 2-1 or higher on Round 3 and Decision.