The UFC returns to Australia with UFC 221, headlined by an showdown between middleweights Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero.
The event comes with a heavyweight tilt between 26-year-old Curtis Blaydes and New Zealander Mark Hunt.
The Best Bets for UFC Fight Night 125 of last week went 2-1. (The John Dodson scrap was canceled.) That pushes our general record to 18-11, however we lost a little cash a week, lowering our entire benefit down to $66.33. (Maybe I need to go back and read my 6 Tips for Successful MMA Betting?)
Time to get back to our profitable ways with the best bets for UFC 221.
BEN NGUYEN (+100) VS JUSSIER FORMIGA (-120)
Jussier Formiga (20-5) can grapple and contains among the best back matches in the business. He’s an absolute leech when he gets his pins. But though Formiga has a much better body of work against some world-class guys in the branch, it is difficult to bet against rising star Ben Nguyen (16-6).
“Ben 10” has improved certain aspects of his game, such as scrambling and takedown defense, to be able to keep his fights standing. Why? Because if his fights stay upright, he’ll knock his opponent’s head off. He’s a title contender who’s only UFC loss came in what was a slobber-knocker of a fight, into Louis Smolka.
That +100 moneyline for Nguyen in BetOnline is a nice round number to bet on.