There is a lot of betting value on UFC 222 (Sat., March 3, 10:00 p.m. ET).
Will the layoff for Caraway and Zingano hurt their chances at winning?
Can Mike Pyle (+250) complete his career off with a win for bettors?
Due to injury UFC 222 is missing featherweight champ Max Holloway and that is a damn pity. Nonetheless, in the co-main occasion, perennial title contender Frankie Edgar will lock horns with towering Brian Ortega to decide who really deserves the following shot Holloway’s gold.
On the women side of this division, UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg contributes to action to face UFC newcomer Yana Kunitskaya. Many are wondering why is this the main event? I suppose the powers that be felt lovers could be sold around the joys of seeing a lion maul a lamb.
On paper, this looks like a lackluster card however these are the ones that sneak up on you, and if you enjoy betting on mixed martial arts, then this card is stacked with potential gain.
Last week we played it safe and went 1-1 but we still came forward and that’s what we’re seeking to perform this week using our best bets for UFC 222.
“Sugar” Sean O’Malley in TUF 26 Finale.
“Sugar” Sean O’Malley at TUF 26 Finale. Photo by BT Sport MMA (YouTube)
The pay-per-view will cost us around $60, so we’ll need a way to make that cash back. Below are three straight bets that are worth taking and we could’ve easily taken more. Although the odds are hot on Brian Ortega (+160) and Cat Zingano (+132), we go in a different way.
BRYAN CARAWAY (+140) vs. CODY STAMANN (-160)
This is really a moneyline on BetOnline.ag you quickly want to jump on because there is not any way Bryan Caraway (21-7) should be an underdog in this battle.
“Kid Lightning” has been on the sidelines the past few years because of trauma but let’s not forget about the man total skill set and preceding Octagon success. Don’t get me wrong, Cody Stamann (16-1) is no slouch either, he upset a top prospect in Tom Duquesnoy in UFC 216, however Caraway is his toughest competition so far.
Not only can Caraway push the pace and keep up with Stamann in the grappling section, but he has a 68??? reach advantage in the striking that should let him operate his scope like he did against Eddie Wineland.
The layoff does not concern me. Caraway is only better regardless of where this bout goes and that he fights at such a grueling pace that Stamann is going to be ceased.
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