Back after a short hiatus, actually more than a month but who’s counting? UFC 247 takes place this Saturday night from Houston, Texas. In the main event Jon Jones will defend his strap against Domenick Reyes. The co-main will feature one of the best female fighters on the planet as Valentina Schevchenko will defend her UFC womens flyweight title against Kaitlyn Chookagian. Lets take a look at some fighters to target.
Jon Jones $9400 – I do believe that Jones is tremendously motivated to put on an impressive performance here, and I see him getting multiple takedowns against Reyes and eventually getting a finish. Reyes simply isn’t ready for this big of a test in my opinion, Jones’ arsenal will price to be too much. I like Jones to get the finish in the 3rd round.
Miles Johns $8600 – Johns opened up a -245 favorite and is now around -130. While his opponent Mario Bautista is an aggressive striker I do think Johns will want to take this to that mat and he is by far the better wrestler here. Bautista is getting a lot of love from MMA bettors, but public dogs more often than not don’t care too well. I don’t think Johns will be too popular here and I think he has a chance to score well.
Dan Ige $7900 – You always want to back a guy that will fight for your money, and Ige will do just that. Bektic is actually the better wrestler here but when it comes to striking, fight IQ, and heart, Ige is the guy. This guy has had some impressive performances recently and I’m a tad surprised he’s the underdog here. I’ll take him.
Those are the three fighters I am targeting, I might be 50/50 on the Adams/Tafa fight because I don’t think it goes past the 1st round. I might also take a look at Alex Morono at $9100, I could see him getting a quick finish. As far as another dog I might take a stab at Lauren Murphy in a lineup, as she might be one of the more live dogs on the card.
That’s all for me, best of luck and enjoy the fights!