UFC 220 Main Card Predictions

by Octagon Betting ~ January 20th, 2018

Here’s our betting predictions for the main card for UFC 220, which directly follows the prelims.

All of the odds below are taken from BetOnline.ag, our top rated sportsbook for UFC betting.

Thomas Almeida vs Rob Font

Thomas should be able to put on a nice performance. The only problem is Rob has never been knocked out. He looked great during the weigh in and hopefully Thomas brings back his knockout style but I think it will go the distance.

Thomas Almeida to win by Decision.

Thomas Almeida head to head at -120.

Gian Villante vs Francimar Borroso

Francimar looks great for this fight. I’m not rating any of Gian’s last few fights they are not impressive. I’m seeing Francimar get the knockout here.

Francimar Borroso to win by knockout.

Francimar Borroso head to head at +130.

Shane Burgos vs Calvin Kattar

Both up and coming fighters. Both will try and win inside the distance. I like Shane Burgos in this fight as he is coming off a win over Godofredo Pepey.

Shane Burgos to win inside the distance.

Shane Burgos to win head to head at -190.

Daniel Cormier vs Volkan Oezdemir

Daniel to win with his usual style of wrestling. Daniel will tire out Volkan and go for a submission in the later rounds.

Daniel Cormier to win by Submission.

Daniel Cormier to head to head at -300.

Stipe Miocic vs Francis N’Gannou

I think Stipe will play smart here and stay close on the clinch and pressure up against the cage to take away Francis’ power to tire out Francis in the later rounds with some traditional ground and pound.

Stipe Miocic to win by Knockout.

Stipe Miocic head to head at +165.

UFC 220 Prelim Predictions

by Octagon Betting ~ January 20th, 2018

Our betting predictions for the preliminary card for UFC 220 in Boston.

All of the odds below are taken from BetOnline.ag, our top rated sportsbook for UFC betting.

Glieson Tibau vs Islam Makhachev

Glieson has not fought in over 2 years unsure how he will show up. Islam is a very active fighter at the moment and has been fighting some really good opponents.

Islam Makhachev to win by Decision.

Islam Makhachev head to head at -185.

Matt Bessette vs Enrique Barzola

Close fight between these two fighters they are both up and coming fighters. I give Enrique a slight advantage here as he recently defeated Gabriel Benitez.

Enrique Barzola to win by Decision.

Enrique Borzola head to head at -220.

Dan Ige vs Julio Arce

Both fighters will try and finish here it will be a close fight. Both fought on Dana White’s Contender series. But I’ll give Dan the submission advantage.

Dan Ige to win by Submission.

Dan Ige head to head at +125.

Dustin Ortiz vs Alexandre Pantoja

A close flyweight bout here but Alex will be just a notch as he is 18-2. Has been pulling many submissions in his last few fights.

Alexandre Pantoja to win by Submission.

Alexandre Pantoja Head to Head at -170.

Abdul Razak El-Hassan vs Sabah Homasi

Abdul to win again in a similar way by knockout again after their last fight alot of people think Sabah got robbed but Abdul was clearly striking well.

Abdul Razak El-Hassan to win by Knockout.

Abdul Razak El-Hassan Head to Head at -200.

Kyle Bochniak vs Brandon Davis

Another close fight both fighters have a similar style. Brandon should be able get get the most of the striking exchanges.

Brandon Davis to win by Decision.

Brandon Davis head to head at -120.

UFC Fight Night 124 Main Card Predictions

by Octagon Betting ~ January 13th, 2018

Here’s our betting predictions for the main card for UFC Fight Night 124, which directly follows the prelims.

All of the odds below are taken from BetOnline.ag, our top rated sportsbook for UFC betting.

Michael Johnson vs Darren Elkins

Darren Elkins is on a roll here with back to back wins although see Johnson trying to make a comeback here although a tough fight for both. Michael Johnson is stepping down to featherweight.

Michael Johnson to win by Decision.

Michael Johnson Head to Head at -155.

Kamaru Usman vs Emil Weber Meek

Kamaru is 11-1 he should get the knockout here. I see him go hard in the first round.

Kamaru Usman to win By Knockout.

Kamaru Usman Head to Head at -600.

Paige Vanzant vs Jessica Rose Clark

Paige will push the distance. Hopefully she does not clinch up too much but should get the decision.

Paige Vanzant to win by Decision.

Paige Vanzant Head to Head at +105.

Jeremy Stephens vs Doo Ho Choi

A tough fight but Doo Ho choi should get the knockout here.

Doo Ho Choi to win by knockout.

Doo Ho Choi Head to Head at -170.

UFC Fight Night 124 Prelim Predictions

by Octagon Betting ~ January 13th, 2018

Our betting predictions for the preliminary card for UFC Fight Night 124.

All of the odds below are taken from BetOnline.ag, our top rated sportsbook for UFC betting.

Kyung Ho Kang vs Guido Cannetti

Kyung Ho Kang has the experience advantage and could pull a submission here but most likely go the distance.

Kyung Ho Kang to win by Decision.

Kyung Ho Kang Head to Head at -320.

Mike Santiago vs Mads Burnell

Mike is on one loss in the last twelve fights and very experienced I see him getting it done inside the distance.

Mike Santiago to win inside the distance.

Mike Santiago Head to Head at -180.

JJ Aldrich vs Danielle Taylor

Danielle Taylor had a great win recently over Jessica Penne. See her continue her winning streak.

Danielle Taylor to win by Decision.

Danielle Taylor Head to Head at +115.

Irene Aldana vs Talita Bernardo

Irene has some nice wins inside the distance and will be a very tough fight for Talita who has a recent loss by a knockout.

Irene Aldana to win by knockout.

Irene Aldana Head to Head at -225.

Jessica Eye vs Kalindra Faria

Jessica is the more experienced fighter and should win a decision here.

Jessica Eye to win by Decision.

Jessica Eye Head to Head at -110.

Thiago Alves vs Zak Cummings

Thiago Alves last two fights have been impressive. I see Thiago trying to make a comeback here.

Thiago Alves to win by Decision.

Thiago Alves Head to Head at +180.

Polo Reyes vs Matt Frevola

Matt Frevola has a 6-0 record I see him getting it done inside the distance. Polo is coming off a loss from a recent KO.

Matt Frevola to win inside the distance.

Matt Frevola Head to Head at -225.

James Krause vs Alex White

Krause is stepping down to lightweight.

Close fight Alex is a very tough opponent but James should get the win.

James Krause to win by Decision.

James Krause Head to Head at -150.

UFC 219 Main Card Predictions

by Octagon Betting ~ December 30th, 2017

The countdown for UFC 219 in Paradise, Nevada has begun. Here’s our betting predictions for the main card, which directly follows the prelims.

All of the odds below are taken from BetOnline.ag, our top rated sportsbook for UFC betting.

Carlos Condit vs Niel Magny

I’ve got Carlos pushing the pace during the fight with a possible takedown, although I do see Niel getting some decent shots in during the fight on the feet, But grinding it out to a decision.

Carlos Condit by Decision.

Carlos Condit Head to Head at -175.

Cynthia Calvillo vs Carla Esparza

Cynthia is on a roll here i do see her trying to end it inside the distance she Just really tough. Exciting fight to watch. Carla will be on edge the whole fight.

Cynthia Calvillo to win inside the distance.

Cynthia Calvillo Head to Head at -265.

Daniel Hooker vs Marc Diakiese

Both fighters can finish the fight. But Diakiese has one decision loss and has strong knockout power. Looking for a Diakiese to finish here.

Marc Diakiese to win by Knockout.

Marc Diakiese Head to Head at -170.

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Edson Barboza

Both exciting fighters. Barboza can win on the feet but Khabib could grind out Edson on the ground and hopefully Khabib has no weight issues. Barboza could weigh in heavy to get the KO advantage. But Khabib’s wrestling will be on point.

Khabib Numagomedov to win by submission.

Khabib Numagomedov Head to Head at -285.

Cristiane Justino vs Holly Holm

Cyborg will be able to cover distance much better than holly. But Holly’s only chance would be a left head kick. But i see Cyborg covering too much distance throughout the fight ending in a striking combo.

Cristiane Justino wins by Knockout.

Cristiane Justino Head to Head at -365.

UFC 219 Prelim Predictions

by Octagon Betting ~ December 29th, 2017

Our betting predictions for the preliminary card for UFC 219, the UFC’s last event of the year.

All of the odds below are taken from BetOnline.ag, our top rated sportsbook for UFC betting.

Tim Elliot vs Mark De La Rosa

I think Tim will be too conditioned for Mark’s UFC debut. Tim has fought some of the best in the division.

Tim Elliot To win by Decision.

Tim Elliot head to head at -220.

Louis Smolka vs Matheus Nicolau

A close flyweight bout here. Matheus is a very exciting fighter he has only 1 loss and will be sure to put on a nice show.

Matheus Nicolau to win by Decision.

Matheus Nicolau head to head at -330.

Omari Akhmedov vs Marvin Vettori

I’ve picked the younger Italian fighter as he has many wins inside the distance and has only lost decisions and has won 7 of his last 8 fights.

Martin Vettori to win by Decision.

Martin Vettori head to head at -235.

Myles Jury vs Rick Glenn

Watching Rick Glenns last 2 wins were very impressive and I don’t see any flaws against Myles here a good underdog bet here.

Rick Glenn to win by Decision.

Rick Glenn Head to Head at +220.

Khalil Rountree vs Michal Oleksiejczuk

Someone’s going to get knocked out here in this fight it should end early as both fighters go for early knockouts but I’m sticking with Khalil as he has been very active fighting in the UFC and it’s Michal’s UFC debut.

Khalil Rountree by Knockout.

Khalil Rountree head to head at -300.

UFC on FOX 26 Main Card Predictions

by Octagon Betting ~ December 14th, 2017

The countdown for UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg, Canada has begun. Here’s our betting predictions for the main fight card, which directly follows the prelims.

All of the odds below are taken from BetOnline.ag, our top rated sportsbook for UFC betting.

Glover Teixeira vs Misha Cirkunov

Both great fighters. Misha likes to finish fights. Teixeira is coming off a minor injury and had some troubles in his last few fights. Misha is fighting out of Toronto, Canada. Although they both have good Jui Jistsu. Glover will try to KO his opponent Misha will have to avoid the early knockout attempts. I’m a little worried about Glover’s chin he is 38 and has been knocked out twice in his last three fights.

Misha Cirkunov by Decision.

Misha Cirkunov Head to Head at -145.

Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Mike Perry

Santiago has five wins in a row and is on a roll with some nice KOs in there whilst Mike is 11-1, the majority of his wins are knockouts. Someone is going down in the early rounds, or it may drag out to a decision. Looking forward to this fight. I’ve got Santiago to win here I think he is just a notch above Mike.

Santiago Ponzinibbio by Decision.

Santiago Ponzinibbio Head to Head at -200.

Ricardo Lamas vs Josh Emmett

I really feel that Josh is jumping ahead here. Ricardo is a tough fight for Josh.

Ricardo Lamas to win by Decision.

Ricardo Lamas Head to Head at -250.

Robbie Lawler vs Rafael Dos Santos

Great match up here. Rafael will have to really stall Robbie here and throw in some Jui Jistsu. But i feel Lawer’s bombs may be a little too much for Rafael – that’s five rounds of bombs.

Robbie Lawler wins by Knockout.

Robbie Lawler Head to Head at -115.

UFC on FOX 26 Prelim Predictions

by Octagon Betting ~ December 13th, 2017

Our betting predictions for the preliminary card for UFC on FOX 26.

All of the odds below are taken from BetOnline.ag, our top rated sportsbook for UFC betting.

Nordine Taleb vs Danny Roberts

I like Nordine as he is fighting in his home town and and has had some notable wins over Erick Silva and JingLiang Li. I just think he is just a notch above Roberts. Close fight but I’ve got Nordine to get the win.

Nordine Taleb to win by Decision.

Nordine Taleb head to head at -150.

Jordan Mein vs Erick Silva

Jordan Mein has not had a win since 2014 and his career is on the line so expect a good performance. He has many notable knockouts in the past and has gone the distance with some tough fighters. I think he has what it takes to overcome Erick Silva I’m seeing a knockout or a decision Win for Jordan Mein. Erick Silvas chin is a little suspect as he has been knocked out twice in his last 3 fights so i expect Jordan will hopefully land a k.o also.

Jordan Mein to win by Knockout or Decision.

Jordan Mein head to head at -130.

Alessio Di Chirico vs Oluwale Bamgbose

Both fighters are struggling to make waves in the UFC but slight edge to Alessio and I see the fight as a decision fight. Although Bamgbose likes to bang. I don’t see him knocking out Alessio.

Alessio Di Chirico to win by Decision.

Alessio Di Chirico Head to Head at -110.

John Makdessi vs Abel Trujillo

I see Abel coming into this fight heavy handed looking for a quick knockout. I don’t see John avoiding the heavy strikes from Abel.

Abel Trujillo to win by Knockout.

Abel Trujillo Head to Head at -200.

Tim Elliot vs Pietro Menga

Pietro Menga is making his UFC debut and has not had a fight for over a year. I’m liking Tim Elliot as he is a very active fighter in the UFC. He fights alot of tough guys I see him getting the decision win.

Tim Elliot to win by Decision.

Tim Elliot Head to Head at -265.

Chad Laprise vs Galore Bofando

You will see Galore Going for the k.o in this fight early. He likes early K.O finishes but he may need all three rounds for chad. Chad is a well rounded fighter with alot of experience. This fight will come down to cardio.

Chad Laprise by Decision or a late round KO.

Chad Laprise Head to Head at -160.

Juilan Marquez vs Darren Stewart

Juilan Marquez loves to finish Fights inside the distance he was also on Dana Whites Contender series and has 3 KO’s back to back in his last 3 fights and 4 wins in a row, He will hopefully put on a show in his official UFC debut. Darren Stewart hasn’t had much luck and will be fighting for his UFC career in this fight.

Julian Marquez to win by knockout.

Julian Marquez Head to Head at -255.

Jan Blachowicz vs Jarred Cannonier

Jan Blachowicz has fought some of the best of the best in his division. Whilst Jarrod Cannonier is heavy handed I don’t see him doing much damage to Jan in this fight.

Jan Blachowicz to win by Decision.

Jan Blachowicz Head to Head at +157.

Beginner’s Guide to MMA and UFC Prop Betting

by Octagon Betting ~ December 13th, 2017

A large number of sports bettors who bet on MMA and UFC events are unaware of what a prop bet means, and they even avoid betting on the different prop bets. However, there is lots of value in these kinds of bets. A prop bet refers to any exotic bets which don’t predict the winner of the fight. Most of the Prop Bets are choosing when and how a fight is going to end. It is not an easy task to predict MMA Prop Bets, but the payout is substantially higher than if you were to just bet on the moneyline.

Popular Types of MMA Prop Bets

There are a few key types of prop bets for MMA which are available at the majority of online sportsbooks. They include:

Method of Victory – As the name suggests, this prop bet predicts how the fight will end (KO/TKO, Submission or Decision). For example, Georges St-Pierre to win by Decision on his next fight.

Fight to Go the Distance – Will the bout last the distance and go to a decision or will it end early via KO/TKO or Submission.

MMA and UFC prop bets could cover things such as predicting which round the fight will end, and even which round and which fighter will win the fight. Another popular type of MMA and UFC bet found at most online betting sites is Over/Under round prop bets. For example, you can bet on a fight going Over/Under 2.5 rounds. If you expect a quick finish, then you can confidently bet the under. In 3 round fights, the prop will be Over/Under 1.5 rounds.

Basic Tips and Strategy

Typically, one would choose prop betting when they can be confident about exactly how the fight will go down. If you’ve done your homework you can get really good and it will become a consistent earner for you.

When it comes to predicting knockouts any fighter can put out the surprise by sending his opponent down. Generally, you would be narrowing down your options to the fighters who have the most number of KO/TKO wins. You can then check the opponents of these players and find out the fighter who has a weaker opponent. Make sure that you never bet the Knockout prop bet against a fighter who has a solid chin without concern of who his opponent is.

It is easier to predict submission winners in MMA bouts. You must always keep in mind that when a fighter usually doesn’t submit, you can leave him out of this prop bet. You must bet on the fighters who have a long and proven record of making their opponents submit, like for example, UFC welterweight Demian Maia, who possibly has the best submission game in MMA.

All these popular prop bets are interesting considerations when betting on mixed martial arts fights online. You can use them to enjoy some higher payouts and give yourself a chance of seriously building up a big bankroll.

UFC Fight Night 123 Results

by Octagon Betting ~ December 10th, 2017

Here are the quick results for UFC Fight Night 123.

UFC Fight Night 123 Results: Preliminary Fight Card

Bantamweight: Alexis Davis wins by Split Decision vs Liz Carmouche
Bantamweight: A. Soukhamthath wins by TKO vs Luke Sanders R2
Flyweight: Alex Perez wins by Submission (D’Arce choke) vs C. de Tomas R2
Bantamweight: Frankie Saenz wins by Split Decision vs Merab Dvalishvili
Bantamweight: Alejandro Perez wins by Unanimous Decision vs Iuri Alcantara
Lightweight: Davi Ramos wins by Submission (Rear Naked choke) vs C. Gruetzemacher R3
Middleweight: Trevin Giles wins by TKO vs A. Neto R3

UFC Fight Night 123 Results: Main Fight Card

Featherweight: Brian Ortega wins by Submission (Guillotine choke) vs Cub Swanson R2
Featherweight: Gabriel Benitez wins by Unanimous Decision vs Jason Knight
Bantamweight: Marlon Moraes wins by TKO vs Aljamain Sterling R1
Lightweight: Scott Holtzman wins by Unanimous Deci vs Darrell Horcher
Middleweight: Eryk Anders wins by Unanimous Deci vs Markus Perez
Bantamweight: Benito Lopez wins by Unanimous Deci vs Albert Morales

If you’re a UFC fan, there is a lot to be excited about! In the past two weeks, there has been a changing of the guard in two different weight classes. First, exciting up and comer sensation Francis Ngannou brutally knocked out veteran Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 to now be placed in the upper echelon of heavyweights. Likewise, headlining UFC Fight Night 123, Brian Ortega got an impressive submission win against longtime UFC featherweight contender Cub Swanson.