Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (22-5, 7 KOs, 4 SUBs) will fulfill Brian Ortega (13-0, two 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 chances at BookMaker.eu and get the latest previews, predictions and selections today.
God bless Frankie Edgar. Instead of sitting on the sidelines and waiting patiently for his title shot against Max Holloway – that was probably what 99% of fighters would have done – the former lightweight champ is electing to remain on this Saturday’s UFC 222 card in Las Vegas. Not only is he denying his name shot, but he’s meeting possibly the most popular fighter in the division, the undefeated Brian Ortega.
Cruising the messageboards, I’ve seen a lot of fan love for Edgar for being a”real” fighter. It is hard not to agree, especially when you’ve got guys like Tyron Woodley who sat out for a year and a half to get his opportunity in 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 champion. However, Edgar has always been a competitor, and in his words, he”was sick of not fighting”.
So we have got one of the branch’s most experienced scrappers fulfilling one of it is most reckless BJJ players. How should you wager this battle? Let’s take a look at the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu, break the matchup and go over your best betting choices.
UFC Odds at BookMaker.eu
Brian Ortega +170
Frankie Edgar -215
Fight goes/doesn’t move to decision -230/+170
Edgar opened as more than a 2-1 favorite, and his cash lineup has hovered around the -200 into -215 range. Ortega can be found anywhere from +150 to +170. Oddsmakers are providing Edgar a ton of respect, despite Ortega stealing the show with a beastly triumph over Cub Swanson in his last outing.
I’d anticipate a flood of late night bets on Ortega, as his potential is too tantalizing to ignore. It is impossible not to believe you are looking at a future champion when you see him fight. Although Edgar is undoubtedly the very best opponent’s he’s confronted,”The Response” is also 36 plus a bit past his prime.
There is a noticeable size difference between the two. Though Edgar is a former lightweight, he is a tiny enough 145er that there’s been rumblings of him falling down to bantamweight. In contrast, Ortega is a huge featherweight who has to cut considerable pounds to make the limit. Against Swanson, who’s by no means little, Ortega appeared like he had been in a different weight class.
But Frankie’s made a career out of beating larger dudes. His skillset is extremely 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 slipping out while peppering opponents with head-body hitting combinations. The man wouldn’t be out of place inside a squared circle.
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