Bettors are eagerly awaiting UFC 270 and it promises to live up to expectations on Saturday.
Not only are the title fights between Ciryl Gane vs Francis Ngannou and Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo going to explode at Toyota Center, but the undercard is stacked.
UFC odds are available and we have our best four-fight UFC parlay.
Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo
The UFC Flyweight belt is on the line between excellent submission artists, so it should be a classic third fight of the trilogy.
The first meeting between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo ended in a draw, but Moreno sunk in a submission to take the second fight.
It is one of the great rivalries of the sport and we’re keen on Moreno coming up with the goods again.
His camp has worked out perfectly and he’s looking sharp, so bettors shouldn’t be too worried about an upset.
The sportsbook has Moreno at -175, which is a fair price for the champion. The confident Mexican has never looked better, and although we respect Figueiredo, he might have met his match.
We expect late money to come for Moreno, who is always a popular pick. He could firm to around -200, so take the value available.
Pick: Brandon Moreno -175
Michael Morales vs Trevin Giles
Another fighter that we’re keen on is Michael Morales, who is 12-0 and looks to have a bright future in the UFC.
He’s a 22-year-old but has the significant reach advantage over Trevin Giles and that could result in his 13th MMA victory.
Giles is a quality fighter in his own right at 14-3. He defeated Roman Dolidze in March, but his most recent fight was a loss to Dricus Du Plessis.
It came via a vicious second-round knockout, so we’re unsure how the 29-year-old American will bounce back.
Betting online markets have Morales at -130, so there is some trepidation with bettors. However, we’re confident of a Morales victory, so include him in your UFC 270 parlay.
Pick: Michael Morales -130
Matt Frevola vs Genaro Valdez
Bettors will have to take short odds for Matt Frevola, but he’s one of our UFC best bets for the card.
The 31-year-old doesn’t have the most impressive record at 8-3-1, but he has been fighting quality opponents throughout his career.
Frevola lost to Terrance McKinney in just seven seconds at UFC 263. It was a shocking result, but he was unlucky to get caught so early in the fight.
“The only thing I could come up with is that Terrance threw the best two punches of his life that night and the stars aligned for him and he got me,” Frevola told UFC.com. “He seems like a good kid, so good for him. That’s it.
“Every time I step into that Octagon, I like to put on a display of all my hard work and all my technique and my years of training and I didn’t get to display anything and that was tough for me to sit with after that.”
He would have learned from that fight, so expect a more cautious approach to Genaro Valdez, who is 10-0 but yet to fight in the UFC.
We expect Frevola’s experience in the Octagon to be too much for Valdez and the odds suggest the same. The sportsbook has Frevola at -200 and he’s an excellent parlay inclusion.
He will be keen to avenge the loss and he should boost payouts.
Pick: Matt Frevola -200
Tony Gravely vs Saimon Oliveira
A close fight is expected in the bantamweight division as Tony Gravely looks to improve his 21-7 record against Saimon Oliveira.
Gravely has had two UFC fights, but the 30-year-old Virginian made a quick impression with a win over Anthony Birchak. The second-round knockout was an excellent result, but he followed it with a loss to Nathan Maness.
Oliveira is making his UFC debut and it’s not an easy task. He has looked good in lower-level promotions, but coming up against Gravely first-up in the UFC is a tough gig.
Bookmakers are offering -260 for Gravely to win and he should get it done to close the early prelims.