Former lightweight winner Frankie Edgar (22-5, 7 KOs, 4 SUBs) will fulfill undefeated Brian Ortega (13-0, two KOs, 7 SUBs) in UFC 222 on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card airs live on pay-per-view starting 10 p.m. ET after the FS1 prelims. Bet on the most current UFC chances at BookMaker.eu and find the latest previews, predictions and picks now.
God bless Frankie Edgar. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and waiting patiently for his title shot against Max Holloway – that was probably what 99 percent of fighters could have done – the former lightweight champ is electing to stay with this Saturday’s UFC 222 card in vegas. Not only is he denying his name shot, but he’s meeting possibly the hottest fighter in the division, the undefeated Brian Ortega.
Cruising the messageboards, I’ve seen a lot of fan love for Edgar for being a”real” fighter. It’s difficult not to agree, particularly once you’ve got guys like Tyron Woodley who sat out for a year and a half to get his opportunity in the strap. Let’s not forget how much more a fighter stands to make not just in a title fight, but in sponsorship opportunities as the champion. However, Edgar has always been a competitor, and in his words, he”was sick of not fighting”.
So we’ve got one of the branch’s most seasoned scrappers meeting one of it is most reckless BJJ players. How should you bet this battle? Let us take a look at the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu, break the matchup and discuss your best betting options.
UFC Odds at BookMaker.eu
Brian Ortega +170
Frankie Edgar -215
Fight goes/doesn’t go to conclusion -230/+170
Edgar started as greater than a 2-1 favorite, along with his money lineup has hovered around the -200 into -215 range. Ortega can be found anywhere from +150 to +170. Oddsmakers are providing Edgar a whole lot of respect, despite Ortega stealing the show with a beastly triumph over Cub Swanson in his final outing.
I would anticipate a flood of late bets on Ortega, as his possible is too tantalizing to ignore. It’s impossible to not believe you’re taking a look at a future winner when you watch him fight. Although Edgar is by far the very best opponent’s he is faced,”The Answer” can be 36 plus a bit past his prime.
There is an obvious size difference between the two. Although Edgar is a former lightweight, he’s a small enough 145er that there has been rumblings of him dropping down to bantamweight. In contrast, Ortega is a massive featherweight who must cut considerable pounds to make the limit. Against Swanson, who is by no means little, Ortega appeared like he was in a different weight class.
But Frankie’s made a career out of beating bigger dudes. His skillset is extremely well-rounded, and it starts with elite footwork and wrestling. On the toes, Frankie is in perpetual movement, moving in and out, side to side, into range and slipping out while peppering opponents with head-body hitting combinations. The man wouldn’t be out of place inside a squared circle.
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