Fight fans, how good was UFC 276? We got #AndStill x 2 and what a memorable night it was.
This week we're back to our cozy apex for another fun night of fights which hopefully fulfill our violence needs for the week.
We cashed in 1 ticket for you guys as the South African contender Du Plessis got the nod while an unfortunate Void spoilt one of our bets which looked good until the fight lasted.
Anyway, we're back this week to pick some smart lines on this fun card filled with contenders and veterans.
This week we'll be breaking down our top 10 Lightweight main-event and picking some winners for you guys, let's dive right in!
Rafael Dos Anjos vs Rafael Fiziev
There can only be one Rafael in the top 10 and our main event this weekend will prove which one of these contenders will make a run for a title shot.
This is one of the better veteran vs contender fights of the year and it should be full of fireworks when the two hungry men make the walk to the Octagon on Saturday.
Former UFC champion Rafael Dos Anjos has never looked better as he looks to make it 3 wins in a row for his lightweight comeback which helps him enter that title picture.
Dos Anjos is one of the OGs of this game and has fought the absolute best in the business in Kamaru Usman, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, etc.
He has beaten some top names on his incredible journey like Anthony Pettis, Nate Diaz, Robbie Lawler, etc.
Dos Anjos is a good boxer with tight defense but his strength lies in grinding his opponents on the mat while looking for submissions there.
This week the legend will have his hands full as he faces Kazakhstan’s next hope for a champion, Rafael Fiziev.
Fiziev is currently riding a 5-fight win-streak which has seen him take out some strong fellow top prospects like Renato Moicano, Bobby Green, and Brad Riddell.
The number 10 ranked prospect is an explosive Muay Thai striker training out of the famous Tiger Muay Thai which is famous for creating some UFC champions.
Fiziev is an violent striker with the technical abilities to go with his heart and willpower to brawl.
This one will be a great clash of styles spectacle and considering the division does not have a current champion, that makes this fight very important.
Let's bring the chalk out because our first best this week is a chalky parlay involving 2 favorites, David Onama & Said Nurmagomedov.
David Onama is an explosive striker who meets a last-minute replacement, and we think he should make quick work of his opponent.
For our second leg, we're backing Said who has faced much better competition, has the youth advantage, and the much more diverse game so he should get us an easy tick.
Our next best bet comes on our Heavyweight main-card bout between Jared Vanderaa & Chase Sherman.
Chase Sherman was cut from the UFC but is only back because he filled in last minute. He has a poor takedown defense and often gets flat-footed when he gets hit.
Jared Vanderaa is not the best fighter out there, but he can scrap and make this ugly enough to take out Sherman via knockout who has lost 7 of his last 8 UFC fights.
Our final best bet comes on this main event which is the most technical fight on the card.
This is a clear grappler vs striker matchup where we believe Fiziev has 10 minutes to knockout Dos Anjos or else the more experienced veteran will take over this fight.
Fiziev has shown that he can slow down as the fight enters round 3 whereas Dos Anjos knows how to pace himself in the main event.
At a near 3/1 price, we are backing Dos Anjos to defend well early and grind out the young contender into the championship rounds.
Selection: David Onama + Said Nurmagomedov (Win market)
Selection: Jared Vanderaa by Knockout (Win Method) @2.55Selection: Rafael Dos Anjos (Win Market) @2.75
Selection: Parlay all Selections at @10.15