Former lightweight winner Frankie Edgar (22-5, 7 KOs, 4 SUBs) will meet undefeated Brian Ortega (13-0, 2 KOs, 7 SUBs) in UFC 222 on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in 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 odds at BookMaker.eu and find the most recent previews, predictions and picks now.
God bless Frankie Edgar. Instead of sitting on the sidelines and waiting patiently for his title shot against Max Holloway – which was probably what 99% of fighters would have done – that the former lightweight champ is electing to stay with this Saturday’s UFC 222 card in Las Vegas. Not only is he denying his name shot, he’s meeting arguably the most popular fighter in the division, the undefeated Brian Ortega.
Cruising the messageboards, I’ve seen a great deal of fan love for Edgar for being a”real” fighter. It is difficult not to agree, particularly when you’ve got men like Tyron Woodley who sat out for a year and a half to receive his chance in the strap. Let’s not forget just how much more a fighter stands to make not just in a title fight, but also in sponsorship opportunities as the champion. But Edgar has always been a rival, and in his own words, he”was sick of not fighting”.
So we have got among the division’s most seasoned scrappers fulfilling among it is most dangerous BJJ players. How should you wager this battle? Let us take a peek at the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu, break down 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 decision -230/+170
Edgar opened as more than a 2-1 favorite, along with his money lineup has hovered around the -200 into -215 range. Ortega can be located anywhere from +150 to +170. Oddsmakers are giving Edgar a whole lot of respect, despite Ortega stealing the show with a beastly win over Cub Swanson in his last outing.
I’d anticipate a flood of late night stakes on Ortega, as his possible is too tantalizing to ignore. It’s impossible not to 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 Response” can be 36 and a little past his prime.
There is an obvious size difference between both. 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 huge featherweight who has to cut serious pounds to create the limit. Against Swanson, who is by no means small, Ortega appeared like he was in another weight class.
However, Frankie’s made a career out of beating larger dudes. His skillset is extremely well-rounded, and it starts with elite footwork and wrestling. On the feet, Frankie is in perpetual movement, moving in and out, side to side, into array and slipping out while peppering competitions with head-body punching combinations. The man wouldn’t be out of place within a squared circle.
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