UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs Edgar isn’t the most stellar of fight cards, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make some dolla dolla bills, y’all off of it.
We go from crowning the “GREATEST HEAVYWEIGHT OF ALL-TIME” last weekend at UFC 252 (congratulations to Stipe Miocic) to this weekend determining who is the…. sorta alright bantamweight right now?! Here are all the winnings picks for UFC Fight Night: Munhoz vs Edgar.
All odds courtesy of MyBookie
Pedro Munhoz (-255) vs Frankie Edgar
After a couple of false starts, former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar finally makes his bantamweight debut this UFC Fight Night. He has a tough debut at 135 pounds, however, being matched up against Pedro Munhoz. ‘The Young Punisher’ has stellar takedown defense, probably neutering Edgar’s strong wrestling, and he’s got the KO power to put away Edgar, who has been knocked out twice in his last four fights.
Ovince Saint Preux (+105) vs Alonzo Menifield
After a brief cameo as a heavyweight, OSP is back to his natural 205-pound weight class for this clash against Alonzo Menifield. He’ll have the size advantage (three inches of height, four inches of reach), and a solid enough chin to avoid getting his lights put out by the KO artist. I like the plus money here.
Mike Rodriguez (-235) vs Marcin Prachnio
Neither guy has had much success in the UFC (Rodriguez is 1-2, 1 NC; Prachnio is 0-2), but Mike Rodriguez will have a massive eight inch reach advantage, and is the betting favorite. That’s good enough for me to give him the nod for the W.
Daniel Rodriguez (-185) vs Takashi Sato
‘D-Rod’ is a stellar 12-1 in his pro career, including winning his last eight fights, the past two under the bright lights of the UFC. Takashi Sato has shown a weakness for getting submitted in the past, and Rodriguez has four submission wins, so that might be worth a prop bet.
Amanda Lemos (+110) vs Mizuki Inoue
I’ll grab another live dog here in Amanda Lemos. Karate stylist Mizuki Inoue has been shown in the past to be able to be dominated on the mat, and Lemos is an excellent grappler.
Joe Solecki (-145) vs Austin Hubbard
Joe Solecki relies on his strong wrestling to win fights, and Austin Hubbard has been preyed on by wrestlers in his UFC career, so this should add up to another W for Mr. Solecki
Mariya Agapova (-1100) vs Shana Dobson
No, that isn’t a typo – Mariya Agapova is a -1100 betting favorite over Shana Dobson. And it’s for good reason – she annihilated Hannah Cifers in her UFC debut, and three years in, Dobson still hasn’t proven she belongs on this level (after winning her octagon debut against a fellow rookie, she’s lost three straight).
Ike Villanueva (-120) vs Jorge Gonzalez
A couple of hard-hitting journeymen collide in this match that is pretty much a pick ’em. I’ll go with Ike Villanueva, who at least has fought once in the UFC before, and has a better resume of past victims.
Carlton Minus (-130) vs Matthew Semelsberger
Two newcomers in this battle, so hard to say what to expect. Perusing their pro history, you’ll see that Carlton Minus’s resume is actually a plus (ha!), with some big names on it and a very strong 10-1 (1 NC) record.
Timur Valiev (-530) vs Mark Striegl
This will be the long awaited debut of yet another Dagestani killer, Timur Valiev. Having spent four years in the relative big leagues of WSOF/PFL, he’ll be too much for fellow newcomer Mark Striegl.
Return on Investment: 1.3%