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UFC Fight Night: Shahbazyan vs. Brunson Main Card | Last Chance Best-Bets

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UFC Fight Night: Shahbazyan vs. Brunson Main Card | Last Chance Best-Bets
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The UFC is back on home soil at the Apex Centre in Las Vegas – UFC Odds are now available, here’s the last chance betting guide taking a peek at the best value odds available heading into Fight Night Brunson vs. Shahbazyan main card. We’ve got the best bets, including updated UFC odds and our free expert betting predictions.

Chris Guitierrez (15-4-1) vs. Cody Durden (11-2-0)

UFC Bantamweight Bout

Saturday, 1st August live from the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas on ESPN+

In the opening bout of the evening, Chris Guitierrez will face UFC newcomer Cody Durden in a clash of the bantamweights.

Since his arrival to the UFC, Guitierrez has been on a roll. Before his UFC tenure, he'd faced some stiff competition on the regional scene. His previous bout against Vince Morales was stopped due to the fierce leg kicks that Guitierrez put on display.

Cody Duren is stepping up to the plate to fill the fight night card that is slightly lacklustre to the casual viewer. It's hard to gage a true level of talent that Cody is on, as he's only fought the lowest level of competition.

Prediction

Absolutely everything is favoring Guitierrez in terms of skill-set, other than potentially his wrestling defence versus Cody's offence. When a fighter only has one significant path to victory, It's hard to ignore the "easy" choice (even the juice) that Guitierrez is to offer.

[money play] Free UFC betting pickGuitierrez to win by decision at +125 with 5Dimes

[safe play] Free UFC betting pickGuitierrez to win at -270 with Betonline

Ed Herman (25-14-0) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (31-13-0)

UFC Light heavyweight Bout

Saturday, 1st August live from the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas on ESPN+

Two staple names in the UFC will collide tonight, and this type of scrap isn't for the faint-hearted. A complete price play is at stake, where I see considerable value in Ed Herman.

Heading into his 40th professional fight, Ed Herman has all the tools to stop the dangerous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game of Gerald. If he keeps it standing, I don't favor Meerscaert having the more proficient stand-up game.

Don't be fooled, Gerald could certainly submit Herman within the first five minutes but, at the current price it doesn't represent a line I believe should be closer to a "pick-em".

Prediction

The cardiovascular system could fail Ed in the third, but a former welterweight in Gerald is now stepping up an extra 30+ lbs. For this UFC betting pick, I fancy Ed to cause an upset at the sportsbooks this weekend, and he could even get the knockout with his old school clinch/dirty-boxing game.

Gerald is no spring chicken either and could also lose his cardio from attempting to grapple too frequently. We're going Ed Herman to win at +145 with 5Dimes (visit our 5Dimes Review).

Herman to win+145
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