UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Aldo Best Underdog Picks

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  • Top five bantamweight bout between Rob Font and Jose Aldo set to headline next weekend’s UFC Fight Night.
  • 13 other fights scheduled to take place.
  • Best underdog picks.

This weekend will see the UFC return from a two-week break.

Saturday night’s Fight Night, which will take place at the promotion’s Apex Centre, will see 14 bouts take place including a tasty-looking main event clash between top-five ranked bantamweights Rob Font and Jose Aldo.

Ahead of what is expected to be a decent night of Fight Night action – VegasOdds has picked out three bouts where we feel the betting underdog has a legitimate chance of causing an upset.

Best Underdog Picks

Jeremiah Wells vs. Jake Matthews

This one should be a really close fight with the margin for error very narrow.

However, with Jeremiah Wells coming in on an impressive three-fight win streak and Jake Matthews suffering a recent defeat against Sean Brady, the momentum very much rests with the former – even if Saturday’s bout is only his second in the UFC.

Although overcoming Matthews, who boasts 17 career wins (almost double the amount Wells has), will not be an easy task – the American certainly has a decent chance and at plus money, he looks even more of an attractive prospect.

FighterMoneyline Odds
Jeremiah Wells+160
Stats courtesy of @NateLatshaw on Twitter.

Maki Pitolo vs. Dusko Todorovic

Neither Maki Pitolo nor Dusko Todorovic has won any of their last six bouts combined.

Saturday’s bout will have major implications in the careers for both fighters – particularly Pitolo, who has suffered three consecutive defeats.

Although Pitolo’s record looks to be in dire shape, with Saturday’s fight likely to be for his UFC career, backing the American to pull it out of the bag may not be such a bad idea.

FighterMoneyline Odds
Maki Pitolo+142
Stats courtesy of @NateLatshaw on Twitter.

Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo

Rob Font is on an absolute tear.

The number four ranked bantamweight has not lost for over three years.

However, when it comes to dog betting – fight fans seldom find former featherweight champion Jose Aldo at plus money.

In fact, throughout his 18 fights in the UFC, Aldo has closed as the betting underdog on just five occasions.

Although the Brazilian doesn’t have the best record when it comes to upsetting the betting markets, Saturday night’s bout against Font is likely to be so close that plus money should appeal to any fan looking for some realistic dog action.

FighterMoneyline Odds
Jose Aldo+119
Stats courtesy of @NateLatshaw on Twitter.
Leah is a British sports writer who specialises in MMA and soccer betting. In her spare time, Leah enjoys playing poker and listening to American Hip Hop.

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