The UFC will close the year in style with the absolutely stacked UFC 207 from Las Vegas. Justin and I broke down the main and co-main event in another video so check that out on our YouTube channel but right now we’re here with some picks for the rest of the card. So just, enough beating around the bush here start us off with a guaranteed money maker. Well I rarely go this route but I’m gonna do something a little different. I say go to the fight past take under two and a half rounds between Marvin Vettori and Antonio Carlos Jr. Now both are submission guys, Jr. specifically is a BJJ black belt has also been a multiple time world champion.
Now Vettori is very aggressive on the ground and this can leave him open on several occasions and a very skilled grappler like Junior should be able to capitalize on that. Worst-case Vettori will find the neck somewhere. I cannot see this fight going to the decision. There’s 2 underdogs that I really like on this card and the first one is Fabrico Werdum who is in the +175 range over Cain Velesquez.
I’m not sure what oddsmakers are thinking with this one but maybe they missed the first fight between the two, where Werdum gave Velasquez the worst beat down of his career. A lot of excuses were made for Cain but he was beaten in every facet of the fight before he gets submitted in the third round and I really feel that Werdum is one of the top value bets of the entire year in this fight. I also like Mike Pyle +135 over Alex Garcia.
Both fighters were on a bit of a skid but i think this is another good value spot for bettors. It’s been almost a year and a half since Garcia has won a fight and Pyle’s been profitable in the spot before as four of his last eight UFC wins came as an underdog. Justin set us up with another pick.
Well you know what I’m actually gonna go on Werdum as well. He’s still arguably the best BJJ practitioner in MMA today and his striking has made huge strides under Rafael Cordero at Kings MMA. Now the only thing that does give me some pause is he’s actually gone and started his own gym now. He’s obviously excellent value but but sometimes you have to wonder when a guy starts from gym for the first time in his life after training so successfully at another one if that’s going to distract and maybe take away from skills but I don’t think you’re going to get a better line than that on Werdum. Thank you very much Justin and that is it for UFC 207 picks but if you want more check out Justin’s article during fight week where he’ll give his predictions for each fight on the main card. You can get more betting tips and info on OddsShark.com just hit the read more button below.
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