UFC 239 features a world championship main event, with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones defending his title against dangerous challenger Thiago Santos. Firmly-entrenched as champion after some rough patches, Jones makes his third octagon appearance in the last 7 months, as he is once again active and at the top of his game. Santos, however, is a wild-card, a winner of 8 of 9 fights and a very dangerous fighter in his own right. Jones comes in as a heavy favorite at -650. LL breaks down the match as well as the odds to find the betting value for UFC 239!
The 11th installment of UFC on ESPN features a crossroads light heavyweight bout, as two contenders battle it out to remain relevant in the 205-pound division. Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith both tasted defeat the last time they stepped into the octagon. Which fighter has the best betting value? Loot gives his UFC pick.
Ferguson will be one of Cerrone’s more-difficult opponents. He brings a lot of firepower into the ring and over a three-round fight; he should put forth a pace that will be difficult for Cerrone to navigate. He has shown he can thrive time and again against fierce competition, showing great standup and the ability to snake in chokes out of nowhere that finish fights. That’s why sportsbooks have Tony as a heavy favorite but is it enough for Loot Levinson to pay that price? LL has your UFC 238 undercard pick!
Headlining UFC 238 is a UFC Bantamweight Championship showdown between flyweight king Henry Cejudo and top contender Marlon Moraes. The title became vacant when the man who Cejudo beat in his last fight, TJ Dillashaw, popped dirty for EPO. The belt is now up for the taking, with Cejudo seeking a title in his second weight class as a small +105 underdog. Loot Levinson finds the value pick for this UFC 238 fight.
Loot Levinson breaks down UFC 237 headlined by Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade and also features Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski. Levinson takes a hard look at the sportsbook’s odds and gives his UFC picks for both fights.
The UFC takes its show to Atlanta, where UFC 236 will take place at the State Farm Arena. The main event is for the Interim UFC Lightweight Title, with Max Holloway taking on Dustin Poirier. With Khabib Nurmagomedov suspended, these two will duke it out with the winner a likely next opponent for the real lightweight king. Read on to get my picks on the UFC 236 Main Event.
The UFC goes across the pond on March 16 for another ESPN card at the O2 Arena in London. Heading the card is one of the UK’s most-promising MMA fighters in welterweight Darren Till, as he takes on veteran contender Jorge Masvidal in the main event. Get my fight analysis and UFC Fight Night pick.
Fight expert Loot Levinson breaks down the UFC co-main event Light Heavyweight Title bout between defending champ Jon Jones and Anthony Smith. See if Loot is laying the big number on Jones or if he is going to back the dog with his UFC 235 picks.
On the UFC 235 undercard is 170-pound battle where the winner might get the next title shot, with former champ Robbie Lawler taking on unbeaten UFC first-timer Ben Askren. Get Loot’s breakdown on that fight plus analysis on the Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman match.
Heavyweight fireworks are in store on Sunday February 17 in Phoenix, as former kingpin Cain Velasquez battles hard-slugging contender Francis Ngannou in a fascinating main event. This is a true crossroads fight, with the winner of this bout getting an almost-certain title shot, while the loser goes to the back of the line. Get Loot’s fight analysis with his suggested wager.