UFC 281 odds: Latest Vegas lines and betting guide | Adesanya vs Pereira

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After defeating virtually every competitor in the middleweight division, division champion Israel Adesanya is looking to settle an account from his kickboxing days when he takes on Alex Pereira for the third time (in combat sports) at the pinnacle of UFC 281, which will take place inside Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, this weekend. end (Saturday 12 November 2022). In another title action, Carla Esparza begins her second strawweight reign against former champion Zhang Weili, while Dustin Poirier takes on Michael Chandler in an explosive lightweight clash in additional pay-per-view (PPV) action. ) on the main card, and Frankie Edgar makes his final Octagon appearance opposite rising contender Chris Gutierrez.

With Halloween behind us, UFC 281 is the time to save up for a massive Thanksgiving feast. Let’s get on the right track…


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DOUBLE DIP CHAMPIONSHIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to “The Fight Mecca”, Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on Saturday, November 12, 2022, with two highly anticipated championship showdowns. In the pay-per-view (PPV) main event of UFC 281, the middleweight champion, Israel Adesanyawill look to settle the score with the former kickboxing nemesis and contender for the No. 5 seed, Alex Pereira. In the ESPN+– streaming PPV co-main event, Women’s Strawweight Champion, Carla Esparzaintends to defend her newly won title for the first time against the former champion and No. 2 ranked contender, Zhang Weill.

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What happened at UFC Vegas 64?

Miranda Maverick, Jake Hadley, Johnny Munoz Jr and Tagir Ulanbekov

Well done, nothing to complain about.

Jinh Yu Frey

I feel like it’s some kind of cosmic joke that I’m praising Frey for finally showing some aggression lately and she be shipwrecked for that. She hadn’t been stopped by strikes since 2017, but Polyana Viana finally managed to pull herself together at the worst possible time for me.

Ramona Pascual

I’m not revising my assessment that Tamires Vidal is one of the weakest members of the UFC bantamweight roster, but it turns out Pascual was worse. I expected her to show at least a bit of aggression, only to sit down and let Vidal do whatever she wanted on the feet.

Marina Rodriguez

This one is on me, 100%. I initially wanted to avoid the game because of how hard Lemos are hitting and how weak Rodriguez’s defense is, but I convinced myself to risk it. It was absolutely just a bad move on my part.

Darrick Miner

I’m sure you’ve seen the news. While I don’t think Minner necessarily started the fight, he unmistakably entered the cage injured and someone on his team may have leaked that insider info – a crap situation all around.

UFC 281 odds for the undercard:

Brad Riddell (+100) vs. Renato Moicano (-120)

I’d recommend against betting on this one – Moicano has been having streak defensive issues lately and Riddell is used to starting slow. There are better betting opportunities.

Dominique Reyes (-205) against ryan spann (+175)

It’s rare that I lean towards a man on a three-fight losing streak, but I really like the lines on Reyes. Although impressively powerful and opportunistic with his submissions, Spann tends to crumble whenever things go wrong and has a shaky chin to boot. Reyes’ accuracy and ability to keep his wits about him should see him find the mark with a game-changing shot before long, and all that’s left after that will be the cleanup.

Erin Blanchfield (-390) against Molly McCann (+320)

Blanchfield is by far the toughest opponent McCann has faced since her last loss and she has the same kind of wrestling prowess that has given “Meatball” adjustments in all three of her UFC losses. She’s above McCann on the ground and can stand, so don’t be afraid to insert her into parries.

Andre Petroski (-195) against Wellington Tourman (+165)

Petroski seems undervalued to me. Although his UFC competition has been limited, he has shown consistent improvements across the board, and I absolutely love his chances against someone who barely picked up a win over Sam Alvey last year. His power and wrestling chops are a huge stylistic issue for Turman, making him a worthy investment.

Ottman Azaitar (-115) against Matt Frevola (-105)

Be very be careful not to put a lot of money here. I’ve talked about not liking betting on fights where a fighter has just taken a big layoff, but Frevola is hard to pass up. He’s shared the Octagon with much tougher competition than Azaitar, whose gassing history is a bad sign against Frevola’s blistering pace.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz (-120) against Silvana Gomez Juarez (SAME)

Look, if I keep recommending underdog women, one of them will eventually hit, right?

Seriously, Gomez Juarez has a serious advantage in power and hand speed that should take her past the similarly-aged, but much more impaired Kowalkiewicz. ‘La Malvada”s biggest problems lie on the pitch and Kowalkiewicz has never been a consistent takedown artist, so Gomez Juarez should get the gripping battle she needs to win.

Seung Woo Choi (-165) against Michael Trizano (+140)

I would avoid this as Choi leaves huge openings when attacking, but Trizano may be too hesitant to actually exploit them. I feel like watching this with money at stake is just begging for a headache.

Montel Jackson (-200) against Julio Arce (+170)

Bet on Jackson, but not much. As wonderful as a technician like Arce is, he faces a huge size disadvantage and has been buckled by heavy hitters in the past. Grinding wrestlers are what tend to confuse Jackson and Arce doesn’t fit that bill.

Moreover, Arce alternates wins and losses and he has just made a decision on Daniel Santos.

Carlos Ulberg (-120) against Nicolae Negumereanu (SAME)

Definitely give me Ulberg here. Negumereanu’s direct and laborious approach works against opponents who get caught trying to keep up with his pace or punish his exposed but indestructible chin. Ulberg, however, showed against Fabio Cherant that he can play a boring game for 15 minutes, and his counters were on point in his last match with Tafon Nchukwi. In short, place a moderate bet on “Black Jag”.

UFC 281 odds for the main card:

Israel Adesanya (-200) vs. Alex Pereira (+170)

I’m leaning towards Adesanya, although I’m not sure that’s enough to justify a bet. The cage being much larger than a kickboxing ring and offering fewer tight turns should work in his favor, and Pereira has no ground game to threaten “The Last Stylebender” like Robert Whittaker and others did. have done before. Pereira hits hard, though, and smaller gloves give him more opportunities to land that left hook. Oh shit, let’s go.

Zhang Weili (-360) against Carla Esparza (+295)

Zhang will most likely crush Esparza to a pulp, but she hasn’t faced a wrestler of Esparza’s caliber either during her UFC tenure. I would abstain.

Dustin Poirier (-215) vs. Michael Chandler (+185)

Handstand all day. He’s definitely the tougher of the two, having not been let go in over six years, and he has superior boxing technique. The biggest threat is Chandler’s wrestling skills combined with Poirier’s habit of chasing unsuccessful guillotines, but considering Chandler isn’t a huge top-finishing threat, ‘The Diamond’ should have plenty of chances. to find “Iron’s” not so ferrous. chin.

Chris Gutierrez (-215) vs. Frankie Edgar (+185)

As nice as it is to see Edgar end his career with a win, he is 10 years older than Gutierrez and has only managed one uncontroversial win in the past five years. If he still had his old “drop in the first round and never again” chin, I’d pick him to exploit Gutierrez’s heavy offense for regular takedowns. Considering he’s been badly finished in three of his last four fights, it seems inevitable that Gutierrez will eventually catch up with him with something nasty. Bet on Gutierrez to have something to feel good about even if Edgar loses.

Dan Hooker (-175) against Claudio Puelles (+140)

Hooker is in freefall and I can’t choose Puelles fights to save my life. Pass …

Best UFC 281 bets:

  • Parlay – Erin Blanchfield and Matt Frevola: bet $50 to win $72.50
  • Parlay – Chris Gutierrez and Silvana Gomez Juarez: Bet $50 to win $96.50
  • Parlay – Andre Petroski and Dustin Poirier: bet $80 to win $97.60
  • Parlay – Israel Adesanya and Carlos Ulberg: Bet $60 to win $105
  • Parlay – Dominick Reyes and Montel Jackson: Bet $60 to win $73.80

UFC 281 has a ton of fun that you definitely don’t want to miss. See you Saturday, the Maniacs.

Initial investment for 2022: $600
Additional investment (August 2022): $400
Current total: $738.92


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