UFC 277 Tips and Predictions
Dateline Dallas, Texas!!! It’s PPV time again!
We've had a couple of great fight night cards, but nothing beats the intensity of a PPV card.
The rematch of the biggest upset in UFC history along with another epic rematch for the Flyweight interim gold goes down this weekend.
The card is stacked and if this year has taught us anything, it's the sleeper cards that surprise us.
A quick recap of our bets last week, we cashed in our chalky parlay but missed out on our other picks due to the method of victory and a freak injury.
Anyway, we're back again to break down some exciting fights and give you guys some good picks to lay your cash on, so let's dive right in!
Brandon Moreno vs Kai Kara-France
The Flyweight division was on the verge of being removed from the UFC, but the emergence of feisty contenders has revived this division.
It is looked at as one of the most entertaining divisions in the UFC right now and we will be treated to 5 rounds this weekend between two of the very best 125-pounders.
Brandon "The Assassin Baby" Moreno has had one of the most heart-warming stories to UFC glory.
A man who was cut from the UFC made a grand comeback to go on an unbeaten streak which saw him beat some elite competition and capture UFC gold.
Moreno is a great boxer who has one of the quickest and most accurate jabs in the division, but his biggest weapon is his Jiu-Jitsu which has helped him secure 11 career submission wins.
The former champion has beaten some of the best competition in Kai Kara-France, Brandon Royval, and the current champ, Deiveson Figueiredo.
This week he will have a tough hill to climb against City Kickboxing’s next championship contender.
Kai "Don't Blink" Kara-France is currently on a serious 3-fight win streak which has set him up for a shot at Interim Gold.
Kai trains out of one of the most successful MMA gyms, City Kickboxing which has famously produced two dominant champions in Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski.
He is a great striker with quick hands backed by a strong takedown defense which helps him keep things on the feet for most of his fights.
Kai has taken out some great competition like Cody Garbrandt, Rogerio Bontorin and Askar Askarov.
This is a great fight and if their last meeting is anything to go by, a 5-round rematch screams "Fight of the night".
We’re kicking things off with an explosive Heavyweight main-card bout this week between homeboy Derrick Lewis and Sergey Pavlovich.
Derrick Lewis is always a live underdog in any fight given his fight-ending power, but we think he has been a bit predictable lately along with being at the end of his career.
Sergey is a great striker who will hold the reach advantage in this standing affair.
Considering that Lewis has lost his last 2 bouts in his hometown, we think he will crumble under the pressure yet again.
Our next pick comes on the co-main event for the Interim Flyweight gold.
Brandon Moreno did get the better of Kai in their last meeting, but Kai has been a different animal since.
This will be a close fight and if it hits the scorecards, we will be happy holding that dog ticket.
Kai has good power on the feet and great takedown defense, so at a near 3/1 price, we think this is great value.
Our final pick this week comes on the main event between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes.
Pena did the unthinkable in their last meeting, but do we think history will repeat itself? probably not.
Amanda Nunes is still the greatest of all time, she has incredible power, good wrestling, and championship experience.
We think this meeting will be different than their previous one, where Amanda will pace herself and defeat Pena across 25 minutes to regain her throne.
Selection: Sergey Pavlovich (Win market) @1.82
Selection: Kai Kara-France (Win market) @2.85
Selection: Amanda Nunes by Decision (Win method) @4.5
Selection: Parlay all Selections @23.34
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