UFC Betting: Four 189 Undercard Picks Worthy of Your Wager

Swinging Johnson

Friday, July 3, 2015 11:11 AM UTC

Friday, Jul. 3, 2015 11:11 AM UTC

We review the UFC odds for some of the other matches on the UFC 189 card taking place on July 11th as well. Join us and profit big with these UFC selections.

Rory MacDonald (18-2, 7 KO's, 6 Subs) vs. Robbie Lawler (25-10, 19 KO's, 1 Sub)
If you get the sneaking suspicion that Robbie Lawler's reign as the UFC welterweight champion will be a short one then I would suggest you have plenty of company. Particularly when you glance at the UFC odds on this one and see that the man he beat via split decision at UFC 167 is actually the favorite over the recently crowned Robbie Lawler.

As of this writing Rory MacDonald has spiked from a -140 favorite to now as high as -227 at shops like BetDSI.com. If you believe the belt will change hands you can do better than -227 and shop on over to Betonline.com where they are offering the young Canadian at -190. Robbie Lawler is an excellent welterweight but he's just keeping the seat warm for someone better...like Rory MacDonald.


Dennis Bermudez (14-4, 4 KO's, 3 Subs) vs. Jeremy Stephens (23-11, 15 KO's, 3 Subs)
A pair of top 10 featherweights collide as Dennis Bermudez tries to bounce back after seeing his seven fight win streak snapped at the hands of Ricardo Lamas by guillotine choke in the opening round. His opponent Jeremy Stephens has lost his last two by decision and five of his last eight overall. Bermudez will undoubtedly use his superior grappling to wear down Stephens but if he gets sloppy there is no doubt that the Lil Heathen can turn his lights out. When the UFC odds makers release the lines look to include Bermudez in your UFC picks.

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Gunnar Nelson (13-1, 3 KO's, 9 Subs) vs. John Hathaway (17-2, 5 KO's, 4 Subs)
Both of these welterweights should be full of good old fashioned piss n' vinegar after both fighters were losers in their last bout. Hathaway was put to sleep in a most violent fashion by Dong Hyun Kim courtesy of a spinning back elbow while Gunnar Nelson lost the first fight of his career in a heartbreaking split decision to veteran Rick Story.

Hathaway may only be 27-years-old but he's been plying his trade in MMA since 2006 yet all that experience won't tip the scales in his favor when he meets elite BJJ master Gunnar Nelson. Nelson will take over once the fight hits floor but the rangy Hathaway won't be a walk in the park and has enough power to make Nelson sweat this one.

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Brad Pickett (24-10, 7 KO's, 10 Subs) vs. Thomas Almeida (19-0, 14 KO's, 4 Subs)
Out with the old and in with the new. Brad Pickett is old and Thomas Almeida is new - to the UFC. The undefeated 23-year-old Brazilian has only two UFC matches under his belt but in his debut he scored a unanimous decision victory over Tim Gorman while notching a Fight of the Night bonus. In his second UFC appearance he made short work of Yves Jabouin putting the veteran to sleep in the first round which earned him a Performance of the Night bonus. Place your UFC pick knowing that Pickett is just another bump in the road for this rising star.

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