Marvin Vettori vs Cezar Ferreira
Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 10:05 PM EDT
Free UFC Pick: Marvin Vettori
Best Line Offered: 5Dimes -150
Marvin Vettori is a young hungry lion and Ferreira’s best days have passed. We faded Ferreira in his last fight against The Hurricane Ian Heinch to great success and I believe Ian has put the blueprint out to beat Cezar. Vettori is big and strong for the division and very well rounded. He went the distance with Israel Adesanya who is fighting for the belt later this year and barely lost a split decision. If one judge sees things a little differently the entire epic history of 170 during 2018 is re-written. Vettori will be able to defend the takedown in round 1 and then will be able to pour on the gas in rounds 2 and 3 and may even get a finish. Based on his social media he is surrounding himself with the right kinds of fighters to prep for this dangerous submission threat and he looked good grappling against the powerful wrestler Omari. I think he gets it done!
Josh Emmett vs Mirsad Bektic
Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 11:05 PM EDT
Free UFC Pick: Josh Emmett
Best Line Offered: Pinnacle +151
Emmett is about to go speed for speed and power for power against a rising star and I think this line should be about a pick em. Money has poured in on Bektic but I think this fight is a lot closer than people are expecting. One thing I look for when betting on a dog is the willingness to always look for the finish and Emmett’s late 3rd round KO of Michael Johnson is a perfect example of him doing just that. Bektic has been on the wrong end of a late knock out when he lost to Darren “The Damage’ Elkins, so we know he can tire late and leave himself open. As good as he has looked, we also know that his chin can get cracked and power for power I think Emmett is the harder puncher. The line is right to take a shot.
Germaine de Randamie vs Aspen Ladd
Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 11:30 PM EDT
Free UFC Pick: Germaine de Randamie
Best Line Offered: Bookmaker +158
As much as it pains me to say this Germaine de Randamie is being disrespected in this fight. The money has not stopped POURING in on Aspen Ladd and while she is an exciting young prospect and she is 8-0 everybody loses to a seasoned fighter eventually. Ladd struggled against Sijara Eubanks who is known to gas and is more of a grappler than a striker and her best win is over Roxy Modafferi. The difference in competition levels here is massive. GDR is a decorated striker prior to getting into her MMA career and she outclassed Holly Holm over 5 rounds to win the title in 2017. Even though she threw some questionable shots after the bell she won that fight. GDR shows a tenacity in dealing with a grappling heavy opponent in Raquel Pennington back in November of 2018 and showed excellent take down defense. She will have the experience edge, the height and reach advantage, AND she is a decent sized underdog. I want to cheer for Ladd I really do, but I believe the value is all on The Iron Lady.