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UFC Fight Night: ‘The Dogs and Their Odds’ Betting Picks and Predictions

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UFC Fight Night: ‘The Dogs and Their Odds’ Betting Picks and Predictions

The Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) has settled in on Fight Island. Fans are gifted with two UFC events this week, first, stop – Wednesday night in Abu Dhabi. Read on for our underdog betting picks and free UFC predictions.

Ricardo Ramos vs. Lerone Murphy

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – 08:05 PM EDT
UFC featherweight bout

Opening Line: Ricardo Ramos -175 at 5Dimes

Lerone Murphy

Age28
NationalityBritish/Jamaican
Record8-0-1
Height5ft 9”
Reach73.5”
GymTiger Muay Thai
Notable Gym MembersPetr Yan, Rustam Khabilov & Valentina Shevchenko
Current Streak1 draw
Wins by KO/TKO5
Wins by Submission0
Decision wins3

Significant Strikes (UFC)

Landed Per Min1.87
Accuracy35%
Defense62%

Grappling (UFC)

Takedown Average0
Takedown Accuracy0%
Takedown Defended25%

More often than not, when making your UFC debut, it’s an exciting and somewhat easier path than that for a regularly scheduled fighter – but Lerone Murphy was matched with the dangerous Russian, Zubaira Tukhugov in his first UFC fight. And that’s no walk in the park anyone, let alone a debutant.

A debut fight in Abu Dhabi that ended in a drawn battle for Murphy, he’ll now make his second appearance in a UFC octagon back in Abu Dhabi versus a high-level fighter in Ricardo Ramos.

Ricardo Ramos

Age24
NationalityBrazilian
Record14-2-0
Height5ft 9.”
Reach72”
GymTeam Alpha Male
Notable Gym MembersUriah Faber, Deiveson Figueiredo & Cody 2.0
Current Streak2 wins
Wins by KO/TKO3
Wins by Submission7
Decision wins4

Significant Strikes (UFC)

Landed Per MinN/A
AccuracyN/A
DefenseN/A

Grappling (UFC)

Takedown AverageN/A
Takedown AccuracyN/A
Takedown DefendedN/A

A young twenty-one-year-old Ricardo Ramos would make his eleventh MMA professional fight inside a UFC octagon. After being spotted by Dana White & co. On the reality show ‘Dana White: Looking for a Fight’, Ramos was drafted onto the UFC roster and has been impressive ever since.

Now aged twenty-four, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, who possesses a varied striking attack – Ramos is at the fastest rate of his MMA evolution while surrounded by some of the best in the world (Team Alpha Male).

At the End of the Day

I think both fighters possess a similar grappling defensive advantage, having a great ability to scramble and make their way from the ground back to a standing position. I believe that we could see a striking exchange between the two, more so than a grappling one.

Murphy should hold the power advantage and give Ramos a lot to think about if he wants to stand and bang with the Englishman.

Ricardo Ramos has often head-hunted – in his previous bout with a striking based opponent in Said Nurmagomedov and Kyung Ho Kang, it didn’t fare well for the Brazilian. I expect a similar amount of mistakes against the more mature and composed Lerone Murphy.

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Molly McCann vs. Taila Santos

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – 08:05 PM EDT
UFC female flyweight bout

Opening Line: Molly McCann -110 at BetOnline

Molly McCann

Age27
NationalityBrazilian
Record12-3-0
Height6ft 2”
Reach75.5”
GymParana Vale Tudo
Notable Gym MembersJessica Andrade, Liz Carmouche & Priscila Cachoeira
Current Streak3 wins
Wins by KO/TKO4
Wins by Submission2
Decision wins6

Taila Santos

Age27
NationalityBrazilian
Record15-1-0
Height5ft 6”
Reach68”
GymAstra Fight Team
Notable Gym MembersJunior Albini, Humberto Bandenay & Sarah Frota
Current Streak1 loss
Wins by KO/TKO10
Wins by Submission2
Decision wins3

At the End of the Day

Taila Santos to the all-seeing eye would seem to have an awe-inspiring professional record. Still, a deeper dive into her past opponents reveals the low-level opposition she’s faced. Known in boxing as a ‘padded-record’, I’m adamant that Santos has fought individual fighters who’re no longer involved in the sport.

Molly McCann isn’t the most technical athlete on the roster, but she offers a skill-set that very few competitors hold – heart and determination. Taila Santos offered five minutes of cardio in her UFC debut before eventually declining and losing the fight to a low-level Mara Borella. To put things into perspective, Borella is 2-4 in the UFC, and one of her wins came against Santos.

UFC odds for this contest have made significant line movements, Molly opened as a -300 favorite with the betting public blinded by Santos record have dropped the betting line to -115. Remember to find the best odds using our Live UFC Odds Board, finding value will dramatically affect your long-term betting investment.