The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads to New York for their second consecutive pay-per-view event. The UFC fight odds are now available for us to delve into some perfect prop betting picks for UFC 248 – headlined by a welterweight championship bout between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington.
Bobby Green vs. Al Iaquinta
UFC Welterweight Bout
Saturday, November 06, 2021 – 11:00 PM EDT at Madison Square Garden
35-year-old Bobby Green (27-12-1) has been working through the UFC lightweight rankings for the previous eight years. Green's unique boxing style and ever-evolving fight intelligence have put the U.S. native in an abundance of contests over recent years, and despite a two-fight losing streak, Green is earning respect he never once had.
Al Iaquinta (14-6-1) has fought some of the most notable names in MMA, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jorge Masvidal. However, mixed martial arts have become a part-time job, and a career in real estate has been the main focus for Iaquinta, who many believed had retired from the sport.
Green's two-fight losing streak could be a concern for some, but taking a deeper dive into those contest's you'll see a fighter who isn't slowing down and a brawl versus Rafael Fiziev, where most critics believed the judges were on the wrong side.
Two years away from the octagon, and Iaquinta returns to the big stage, a well diverse skillset has provided a handful of impressive outings in the past, but his work will be cut out versus the active and game Bobby Green.
Iaquinta tends to utilize a grappling gameplan, but the steady hips of Green should force this contest into a striking battle. A stand-up affair favours the sleek boxing skills of Green, and I anticipate the judges siding with the favourite in a fight I expect to go all three rounds.
UFC 268 Prop Betting Picks and Odds
The available UFC odds with Bookmaker Review favour the more active fighter in Green, Iaquinta's layoff is more of a concern than Green's losing streak, and a -170 price tag on Green is more than respectable.
UFC Pick: Bobby Green to Win on Points at -140 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review) [1.4u returns 1u profit]
Andreas Michailidis vs. Alex Pereira
UFC Middleweight Bout
Saturday, November 6th at from Madison Square Garden
Alex Pereira (3-1) doesn't own wealth of mixed martial arts experience, but the UFC has signed the Brazilian kickboxer for one reason, and one reason only – he's the only fighter to knockout Israel Adesanya.
Sure, the result from Pereira's kickboxing bout versus the current middleweight champion wouldn't necessarily transition into a similar outcome inside the octagon. Still, if Pereira can deliver the precise and powerful kickboxing in the cage, we could have an intriguing storyline on our hands.
Andreas Michailidis (13-4-0) is positioned as a lamb to the slaughter this weekend, a 1-1 record since joining the UFC has delivered an underwhelming start to his UFC tenure, and a background that stems from kickboxing is an obvious matchmaking decision by the promotion.
Andreas is nothing more than a steppingstone for the debuting Alex Pereira. Coincidently, Andreas prefers the striking aspect of mixed martial arts, and it isn't very likely we'll witness many grappling attempts from the Greek fighter.
Alex Pereira has a decisive victory, and a knockout win over the current UFC middleweight champion, his kickboxing skills are elite. Unless his opponents possess a high-level wrestling/grappling background, they're going to struggle to deal with the Brazilian's onslaught.
UFC 268 Prop Betting Picks and UFC Odds
The available UFC odds with Bookmaker Review naturally favour one of the most recognizable kickboxers in the world. His ground game may not be up to scratch, but the scheduled bout ahead shouldn't provide any troubles for him.
A left hook-on Pereira has become a highlight reel alone; whether it's a punch, flying knee, or a high kick, I can't visualize any alternative outcome besides a knockout finish for the newcomer on Saturday night.
UFC Pick: Pereira to Win by KO/TKO at -110 with BetOnline [1.10u returns 1u profit]
UFC 268 Main Card on ESPN and ESPN+
- Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington [UFC welterweight title main event bout]
- Rose Namajunas vs. Weili Zhang [UFC women's strawweight title co-main event bout]
- Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler [UFC lightweight bout]
- Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo [UFC featherweight bout]
- Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera [UFC bantamweight bout]
- Andreas Michailidis vs. Alex Pereira [UFC light middleweight bout]
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