UFC 222 Odds – Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega Betting Guide
Former lightweight winner Frankie Edgar (22-5, 7 KOs, 4 SUBs) will meet undefeated Brian Ortega (13-0, 2 KOs, 7 SUBs) at 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 following the FS1 prelims. Bet on the most current UFC odds at BookMaker.eu and find the latest previews, predictions and selections today.
God bless Frankie Edgar. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and waiting patiently for his title shot against Max Holloway – which was probably what 99 percent of fighters would have done – that the former lightweight champ is electing to remain with this Saturday’s UFC 222 card in vegas. Not only is he risking his name shot, he’s meeting possibly the hottest 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’s hard not to agree, particularly once you’ve got guys like Tyron Woodley who sat out for a year and a half to receive his opportunity at the strap. Let’s not forget how much more a fighter stands to make not only in a title fight, but also in sponsorship opportunities as the winner. However, Edgar has always been a rival, and in his own words, he”was sick of not fighting”.
So we’ve got one of the branch’s most experienced scrappers meeting one of it is most reckless BJJ players. How should you bet this fight? Let’s take a peek at the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu, break down the matchup and go over 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 cash lineup has hovered across the -200 to -215 range. Ortega can be located anywhere from +150 to +170. Oddsmakers are providing Edgar a whole lot of respect, despite Ortega stealing the show with a beastly win over Cub Swanson in his final outing.
I’d anticipate a flood of late bets on Ortega, as his potential is too tantalizing to ignore. It is impossible not to think you’re taking a look at a future winner when you watch him struggle. Although Edgar is by far the very best opponent’s he’s faced,”The Response” can be 36 and a bit past his prime.
There’s a noticeable size difference between the two. Though Edgar is a former lightweight, he’s a tiny enough 145er that there’s been rumblings of him falling down to bantamweight. By comparison, Ortega is a huge featherweight who must cut considerable pounds to create the limit. Against Swanson, who’s by no means small, Ortega looked like he was at another weight class.
However, Frankie’s made a career out of beating bigger dudes. His skillset is exceptionally well-rounded, and it begins with topnotch footwork and wrestling. On the feet, Frankie is in perpetual motion, moving in and out, side to side, into array and sliding out while peppering opponents with head-body punching combinations. The man wouldn’t be out of place within a squared circle.
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