The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Vegas with a stacked fight card. The UFC odds are now available for us to delve into some parlay betting picks for this weekend’s UFC event, headlined by Deiveson Figueiredo and Alex Perez, live this Saturday on ESPN.
Joaquin Buckley vs. Jordon Wright
UFC Middleweight Bout
Saturday, November 21, 2020 – 08:00 PM ET, live from the Apex Center in Las Vegas
Joaquin Buckley is making his third appearance in a UFC octagon within three months, and for a good reason. After suffering a severe debut loss to Kevin Holland on short notice, Buckley returned last month with a knockout that could go down in history as the greatest ever. An incredible one-legged, spinning back-kick instantly went viral around the world as Buckley proved his worth alongside MMA's elite.
Undefeated 'Dana White Contender Series' prospect Jordon Wright is not entirely undefeated if we go off the record, ask Alexander Hernandez who knocked him out in the first round. Not everyone who does UFC betting knows this. Wright doesn't have enough experience or skill under his belt to cause Buckley any problems.
UFC Parlay Pick
After witnessing such a devastating knockout, it's no surprise that Buckley is entering this contest as the considerate favorite. The power, athleticism and full training camp seemed to provide a dangerous up and comer his last time out.
Jordon Wright, in my opinion, has already been exposed by Alexander Hernandez. He will be outpowered and potentially knocked out this weekend. Yes, he's managed consecutive technical knockout victories. Still, a thirty-six-year-old Villanueva & a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner in Gabriel Checco do not pose the same threat that Buckley will.
Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua vs. Paul Craig
UFC Light Heavyweight Bout
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 10:00 PM ET, live from the Apex Center in Las Vegas
A rematch from November 2019, Paul Craig will attempt to claim the victory some critics believe he deserved in the first fight. A drawn contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil could be argued, but given the event took place in Shogun's home country is it a surprise?
Former 2005 PRIDE MiddleweightGrand Prix champion, UFC Light Heavyweight titleholder and future Hall Of Famer Shogun Rua has displayed a high level of martial arts for close to twenty years. A chute boxe specialist and owner of twenty-one career finishes by knockout, Rua has nothing left to prove.
UFC Fight Prediction
We can enjoy the opportunity to pounce on a matchup with most ideal fight tape, we have already witnessed the fight, and Paul Craig proved his worth in the first round with the former champion. Craig gave too much in the first five minutes and struggled to maintain his output during the final two rounds.
Since the first encounter, both fighters have fought once, and both took a win, respectively. The question is, who cares? Paul Craig does. It's hard to imagine Shogun Rua finding excitement in a rematch versus Craig. Rua is ageing with a considerable amount of damage taken during his career,
Craig can improve as the younger, learning fighter but improvements from Rua since the first fight - not so much.
Paul Craig is no world-beater, and this prediction is more a fade on Shogun Rua's career longevity, which seems to be fading fast.
UFC Parlay Pick: Paul Craig (-170) with BetOnline
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- Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez (UFC flyweight title bout)
- Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia (UFC women's flyweight title bout)
- Tim Means vs. Mike Perry (UFC welterweight bout)
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Cynthia Calvillo (UFC women's flyweight bout)
- Mauricio Rua vs. Paul Craig (UFC light heavyweight bout)