Ryan Knuppel  |  Wed 4th Jul   | MMA

With UFC226 coming up, it’s time we look at the odds to of some of the top fighter’s, and their chances to win! Read below.

Stipe Miocic (-265) vs. Daniel Cormier (+205)

35-year-old Stipe Miocic has had a tremendous fighting career. He has gone 18-2, including six wins in a row. His opposition has not yet figured out how to beat him. He is very aggressive, and he lands 52{b82e5e56a9812bad28ea5aefced1964b6e85658d6da818d3ac352b08d0d307d2} of his offensive strikes, more than the average fighter is able to do.

On the other side we have Daniel Cormier. The 39-year-old has gone an astounding 20-1 in his fighting career. His only loss came against Jon “Bones” Jones in 2015, but Jones has been busted many times now for PED’s, so against fighters who haven’t “cheated” he is technically undefeated. Yet, here is he, an underdog. He lands 50{b82e5e56a9812bad28ea5aefced1964b6e85658d6da818d3ac352b08d0d307d2} of his strikes.

One other note, many feel this could be the final fight we see in Stipe Miocic’s career. Chael Sonnen had some interesting quotes regarding his career:

” I’m not sure we see Daniel Cormier fight again. Interesting plot twist I just threw in there, isn’t it? So, he’s moved up to heavyweight. Let’s say he succeeds and he wins, he would then be the heavyweight champion.” – Chael Sonnen

PREDICTION: Stipe Miocic will leave with a win over Cormier, as he is just too good when he’s in the zone. It will be Cormier’s first real loss. We do not expect this to be as competitive of a fight as the UFC may want it to be. Miocic with a blowout win!

Max Holloway (-150) + vs. Brian Ortega (+120)

26-year-old Max Holloway has already fought 22 times, and in those matches, he has gone a very impressive 19-3. His last loss came all the way back in 2013, when he fought Conor McGregor. He is attempting to win a fourteenth consecutive fight. He lands 44{b82e5e56a9812bad28ea5aefced1964b6e85658d6da818d3ac352b08d0d307d2} of his strikes.

His opponent, 27-year-old Brian Ortega, has not lost a single match in his career. He has gone 14-0-0, with his last win coming against Frankie Edgar on March 3. He has only landed 32{b82e5e56a9812bad28ea5aefced1964b6e85658d6da818d3ac352b08d0d307d2} of his strikes, but has completed 86{b82e5e56a9812bad28ea5aefced1964b6e85658d6da818d3ac352b08d0d307d2} of standing strikes.

PREDICTION: Max Holloway will hand Brian Ortega the first loss of his career. He has some big fight experience, which will come into play in this fight. When you are placing your bets for this fight, go ahead and take the favorite Max Holloway!

Francis Ngannou (-380) vs. Derrick Lewis (+290)

31-year-old Francis Ngannou has gone 11-2 in his fighting career, coming off a loss against the headliner of the event, Stipe Miocic. He has landed just 32{b82e5e56a9812bad28ea5aefced1964b6e85658d6da818d3ac352b08d0d307d2} of his career strikes, somebody who has struggled to go on the offensive.

On the other side, is 33-year-old Derrick Lewis. He has gone 19-5 in his career, and has been known for his heart. He enters this fight off a win against Marcin Tybura on March 18. He has landed 52{b82e5e56a9812bad28ea5aefced1964b6e85658d6da818d3ac352b08d0d307d2} of his strikes, and completed a number of big offensive moves.

PREDICTION: We anticipate this being a great fight despite the lopsided odds. Lewis is not getting enough credit here. In fact, A win is coming for Derrick Lewis, who fights with a lot of heart and is a tremendous offensive fighter. Take the underdog in this fight!

Full UFC 226 Betting Odds

UFC 226 Odds as of July 3 and can be found at WagerWeb:

  • Stipe Miocic -265
  • Daniel Cormier +205
  • Max Holloway -150
  • Brian Ortega +120
  • Francis Ngannou -380
  • Derrick Lewis +290
  • Michael Chiesa -160
  • Anthony Pettis +130
  • Gokhan Saki -160
  • Khalil Rountree Jr. +130
  • Uriah Hall +325
  • Paulo Costa -450
  • Paul Felder -150
  • Mike Perry +120
  • Raphael Assuncao -175
  • Rob Font +145
  • Curtis Millender -170
  • Max Griffin +140
  • Dan Hooker -150
  • Gilbert Burns +120
  • Lando Vannata -175
  • Drakkar Klose +145
  • Jamie Moyle -235
  • Emily Whitmire +185
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