Ryan Knuppel  |  Wed 25th Jul   | MMA

With the UFC on FOX 30 taking place this weekend, there’s no better time to deliver the betting odds to a few of the fights taking place.  We are pretty excited about this slate of fights from the world of MMA. Read below for more!

Dustin Poirier (-155) vs. Eddie Alvarez (+135)

29-year-old Dustin Poirier has had a tremendous career to date. He’s already earned 23 wins, and lost only five times. He’s won his last two fights, including defeating Justin Gaethje on April 14th. He’s fresh and ready, just a few months removed from his last bout, in search of win #24.

Eddie Alvarez is also a powerhouse fighter, as he’s gone 29-5 thus far in his career. Like his opponent, he also defeated Justin Gaethje in his last night, which was back on December 2. He’s landed 42{b82e5e56a9812bad28ea5aefced1964b6e85658d6da818d3ac352b08d0d307d2} of his strikes, and will be looking to improve that total in this fight.

PREDICTION: Poirier will earn his 24th victory as he knocks out Alvarez. In the second round, he will win off an RKO. We like the favorite here.

Jeremy Stephens (+105) vs. Jose Aldo (-125)

Stephens has been busy in his career, about to register his 43rd fight. The 32-year-old comes into this with a three-match winning streak, most recently beating Josh Emmett on February 24. He’s landed 40{b82e5e56a9812bad28ea5aefced1964b6e85658d6da818d3ac352b08d0d307d2} of his career strikes. Stephens is known for his stick-to-itiveness.

His opponent, Jose Aldo, has also picked up 28 wins, but has lost just four fights, and so, he has been more consistent in the ring. Interestingly enough, Aldo began his career 27-1, but has lost three out of his last four fights, and will have his work cut out for him in this fight. He lands 45{b82e5e56a9812bad28ea5aefced1964b6e85658d6da818d3ac352b08d0d307d2} of his strikes and is an aggressive fighter, however. Stephens had the quote of the media session when he was asked about Jose Aldo. His response:

“Who the F— is that guy?”

PREDICTION: Jeremy Stephens will earn the victory, sending Aldo to a fourth loss in five fights. By decision is the way Stephens will get the win. Bet the underdog!

Austin Arnett (+315) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (-380)

The 26-year-old Arnett will be fighting for the 20th time in his pro career in this one. He has lost his last two fights and will be looking to get back into the win column. He has landed just 32{b82e5e56a9812bad28ea5aefced1964b6e85658d6da818d3ac352b08d0d307d2} of his strikes, a figure that will need monumental improvement for him to have a chance.

Hakeem Dawodu, on the other hand, has won seven fights but took his first career loss via the first-round submission against Danny Henry on March 17. He landed all of his strikes in that fight, and will be looking to continue with that accuracy,

PREDICTION: Austin Arnett will earn his sixteenth win and snap out of his little skid. A third-round TKO should do the trick. This is a great upset pick!

Full UFC on Fox 30 Betting Odds

The betting odds for UFC on Fox 30 are from GTBets and as of July 25, 2018

  • Jose Aldo -125 vs. Jeremy Stephens +105
  • Dustin Poirier -155 vs. Eddie Alvarez +135
  • Hakeem Dawodu -380 vs. Austin Arnett +315
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk -300 vs. Tecia Torres +250
  • Islam Makhachev -700 vs. Kajan Johnson +500

 

Ryan Knuppel