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|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|06-20-20||Alexander Volkov v. Curtis Blaydes UNDER 4.5||0-1||Push||0||69 h 56 m||Show|
This is a 5* play on Curtis Blaydes to win by KO,TKO, Sub or DQ.
Blaydes is coming off a dominant performance against Junior Dos Santos, and he's won 10 of his 15 fights by KO. Four of his last five fights have ended by knockout, and if his showing against Dos Santos is any indication, this could be a quick finish against the journeyman Volkov. The Russian has a KO record of 20-2, so we don't expect this one to be decided by the judges.
|06-20-20||Marion Reneau v. Raquel Pennington -175||Top||0-1||Win||100||32 h 4 m||Show|
This is a 10* play on Raquel Pennington.
Pennington has lost three of her last four fights, but when you take a look at the opposition it says a lot. Among those three losses was a decision versus Holly Holm, and a fifth round KO loss to Amanda Nunes. She looks to get back on track tonight against a 43 year old fighter that has lost her last two fights. The 31 year old Pennington should be in far better shape than her opponent tonight, and I expect this to be a very one sided fight.
|06-06-20||Alex Caceres v. Chase Hooper -144||1-0||Loss||-144||156 h 53 m||Show|
This is a 5* play on Chase Hooper.
We have the 20 year old undefeated fighter Chase Hooper matched up against a journeyman in his 30s, that is going nowhere. This fight looks like a setup to me, put together to get the up and coming star another victory. His last fight ended in the first round with a KO win over 32 year old veteran Daniel Teymur. Caceres has lost more fights than he's won over the last six years, and he's also lost seven times by submission. All of his wins in recent years have come against nobodies. I expect the 31 year old to show up to cash a paycheck, and take another L.
|05-30-20||Gilbert Burns v. Tyron Woodley OVER 4.5||5-0||Win||155||47 h 28 m||Show|
This is a 5* play on Over 2.5 rounds.
Woodley lost his last fight (vs Kamaru Usman) by decision, and he's gone five rounds in four of his last five fights. He has only been knocks out once in his career, back in 2012. His last three losses have all come by decision. Burns is another tough customer, with a record of 18-3. Two of his three losses came by decision. He comes in as a winner of his last five fights, and three of those fights went to a decision. This should be a good fight, and I would expect it will be decided in the later rounds, if not by the judges.
|01-19-20||Donald Cerrone v. Conor McGregor -325||Top||0-1||Win||100||81 h 31 m||Show|
This is a 10* play on Connor McGregor to win in the first round.
I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but this match looks a little suspicious. Connor McGregor is still one of the biggest draws in the fight game, and there is big money to be made promoting his fights. A lot more money in a rematch versus Khabib than there is in fighting Cowboy. This looks like a set up for a bigger fight. Connor has a record of 21-4, and 13 of those 21 wins came in the first round. He's five years younger than Cowboy, and Cerrone is coming off back to back losses, both of those fights ending early. I'll take the plus money on Connor to win this fight early.
|08-18-19||Stipe Miocic v. Daniel Cormier -138||Top||1-0||Loss||-138||24 h 56 m||Show|
This is a 10* play on Daniel Cormier.
Most fighters are well past their prime at the age of 40, but Daniel Cormier was 39 when he beat Miocic at UFC 226. It's hard to give Stipe the advantage as the younger fighter when he comes in at the age of 37, and has already lost to Cormier. The stats geeks love Miocic because of his significant strikes per minute rate, which is fourth best among heavyweights. At the end of the day the only stat that matters is wins and losses, and only Jon Jones has ever posed a problem for Cormier. We should see history repeat itself at UFC 241.
|01-19-19||Rachael Ostovich v. Paige Vanzant -150||Top||0-2||Win||100||57 h 24 m||Show|
This is a 10* play on Paige VanZant.
When The Iceman predicted the demise of Ronda Rousey back in 2015, it wasn't very well received. Prior to her loss to Holly Holm, anyone who doubted Rousey was considered a conspiracy theorist. Now just 3 years later, Amanda Nunes is the undisputed champion, and Rousey is no longer relevant.
VanZant is far from the toughest women in MMA, but something she does have in common with Ronda is that she might be the most marketable female fighter. By carefully building an impressive record against inferior opponents, Dana White could turn VanZant into another cash cow the likes not seen since Rousey.
Ostovich has a career record of 4-4, and she's coming off a loss by rear naked choke to Montana De La Rosa. I don't think Ostovich will prove to be much competition for the more experienced VanZant.
|08-26-17||Conor McGregor v. Floyd Mayweather Jr -550||Top||3-5||Win||100||1677 h 18 m||Show|
MAYWEATHER vs McGREGOR