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UFC 249 Odds and Free Picks

UFC 249 Odds and Free Picks


UFC 249 Odds and Free Picks

UFC 249 will present one of the most fabulous cards ever put in an event. May 9th will have two title fights, number one contender implications, and many top fighters with tremendous experience under their belts! Get ready for the best UFC 249 odds and bonuses by registering at Betmania. Enjoy the most exciting MMA betting action and UFC betting bonuses today.

Nonetheless, UFC 249 is one of the massive opportunities, not for the future, but the instant positions in the UFC ranks!

In MMA, opportunities don't come often, and it takes only one defeat to put you back in the line, and then it takes an excellent win-streak to get back on top position.

That means every fight is one of tremendous significance, but, when it is on PPV, and when you'll be the only live sport in the world, all eyes are on you, it is the moment where you can push for the people to want you, to fill Dana White's eyes. Since the card is stacked with talent, a win is -for some- worth its weight on gold.

From the prelims to the main event, millions will watch. Engage to them, and your path to stardom could rapidly see you rise to the top, ask Connor McGregor.

Now, unlike McGregor, you don't have to talk trash, you have to impress on the octagon. Now Betmania will analyze each fighter's way to impress from the prelims to the main card and go over the UFC 249 odds.

Prelims:

RYAN SPANN -370 vs. SAM ALVEY +336

The 205-pound division is heavy on contenders, so a win in this one could catapult the winner to a top 10 opponent to start climbing the ladder.

Spann is a submission artist, and another early finish could impress, while Alvey needs to get back to winning ways after three straight defeats, so a finish would see him recover some of his stock in the UFC.

Pick Spann.

BRYCE MITCHELL -175 VS. CHARLES ROSA +145

Mitchell is undefeated, that's always a good sign and is a submission specialist, with nine of his 12 wins coming via tap out. Rosa is a jiu-jitsu black belt, so submitting him would be a great way to make an impact.

For Rosa, winning convincingly to take an undefeated record could put him in the map for more significant fights in the future.

Pick Charles Rosa.

#13 VICENTE LUQUE -260 VS. NIKO PRICE +205 

Vicente Luque was finding his form but was forced to pump the brakes after Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson got a convincing win over him. Now, Luque has to go back at what got him in the ranks of the 170-pound division. Relentless attack and killer instinct both on the feet and on the ground could overwhelm Price and put Luque back on track.

For Price, he hasn't had the best outings recently, going 2-2 in his last four, but a stoppage against a pitbull like Luque would impress higher commands in the UFC for sure.

Pick Luque.

#10 URIAH HALL -110 VS. #14 RONALDO 'JACARE' SOUZA -120

This fight is a coin toss. We have a contrast in careers but also in form. Uriah Hall hasn't been the superstar UFC had hoped for, but he is on a two-fight win streak. So a win against a former top contender in Jacare will be a strong stand.

Jacare, on his part, was a Strikeforce Middleweight champion and has been with the very best on the 185-pound division. Unfortunately for the 40-years old, he has lost his last three (including his 205 debut), and beating Hall is his way to prove he still has it.

Pick Jacare Souza.

#7 CARLA ESPARZA -145 VS. #8 MICHELLE WATERSON +115

Esparza is on her quest to regain the 115-pound throne. Getting the edge on Waterson would represent a boost in confidence and probably just one more fight after that, and she could push to contend for the title.

Waterson, on the other hand, was quickly upping her rank until the Strawweight Queen Joanna Jędrzejczyk defeated her. Waterson is still on the rise, though, and the upset on Esparza would indicate she is one to have in mind for the upcoming challenges to champion Weili Zhang.

Pick Waterson.

#12 ALEKSEI OLEINIK +240 VS. FABRICIO WERDUM -310

Oleinik is a weird type of Heavyweight. He isn't a knockout artist. He'd instead take you down and look for a tap out. Don't get it twisted, if he lands a big punch, the night could be over, but he is facing Werdum, a former champion. Defeating him by any means is the way for Oleinik to impress.

Werdum hasn't fought in two years, and ring rust may harm him. But there are levels to this, and those don't get higher than Werdum's. If he's able to find his rhythm and beat Oleinik, he would quickly get into the top contenders due to his resume inside the octagon.

Pick Werdum.

#6 DONALD 'COWBOY' CERRONE +105 VS. #15 ANTHONY 'SHOWTIME' PETTIS -135

Alright, this one is a tough one to predict. Both are -or have been- top fighters for a while but had faced troubles recently. Cerrone has lost his last three -although all to top contenders- and his mystique is now dust in the wind. A win over Pettis -hopefully a stoppage- could communicate that Cowboy still has somewhere to ride on other than retirement.

Pettis has lost eight of his previous 12, the former champ is a shell of himself, and the bottom line is that this fight looks like a way of surviving what many believe is a disappointment of a career after losing the lightweight belt. Pettis has stopped Cerrone before, so another victory against him can make wonders for him.

Pick Cerrone.

GREG HARDY -185 VS. YORGAN DE CASTRO +145 

Hardy is a fighter that stays as active as he can. His two losses are one DQ and a decision loss to top contender Alexander Volkov. Hardy is a rising Heavyweight, though, and has the tools to keep climbing the ladder. A win vs. Yorgan De Castro is mandatory for the former NFL player.

De Castro is also a prospect on UFC's Heavyweight division and has an undefeated record of 6-0. He has never faced a top contender, and even though Hardy isn't one of them yet, he has more leveled opponents than De Castro has met. Beating Hardy clean would put a sign of danger on De Castro.

Pick Hardy.

#7 JEREMY STEPHENS +190 VS. #9 CALVIN KATTAR -240

Stephens hasn't been quite the polished striker in his last four fights, amassing three losses and one no-contest. A win against fellow journeyman Kattar would put an end to his lousy streak and probably in line to challenge a top-five contender in the 145-pound weight class.

Kattar was on a roll until he met Zabit Magomedsharipov, who got the decision win against him. Still, Kattar has never been stopped and is relentless, he likes to go forward, and if he can put pressure on Stephens to force him into mistakes, Kattar may be the one looking for a top-five contender after getting his hand raised.

Pick Kattar.

#2 FRANCIS NGANNOU -275 VS. #6 JAIRZINHO ROZENSTRUIK +215

This one is not going the distance. Ngannou and Rozenstruik have 23 finishes in 24 fights combined and basically, are the two most potent Heavyweights in the world of MMA.

Ngannou wants to challenge for the title again, and a win is likely to put him as a number one contender.

However, Rozenstruik is also looking for the golden strap, and if he is the one to stop the scary Cameroonian, he will probably challenge the winner of Stipe and Cormier for the belt.

Pick Ngannou.

C HENRY CEJUDO -230 VS. DOMINIC CRUZ +185

Cejudo is making a legacy of his own. He is the champion, but a win against Cruz is never easy; he has only lost twice after all. Defeating Cruz is a milestone for Cejudo's legacy and would catapult him into superstar status in a heartbeat despite Cruz not fighting since 2016.

Cruz is regarded as one of -if not the- best Bantamweight to ever stepped foot on the octagon. Also, he has proved time and time again ring rust doesn't apply to him. Regaining the belt is his mission, and if he can defeat Cejudo, that would be the greatest comeback story in the 135-pound history.

Pick Cejudo.

#1 TONY 'EL CUCUY' FERGUSON -165 VS. #4 JUSTIN 'THE HIGHLIGHT' GAETHJE +135 

Ferguson has 12 consecutive wins, and it appears that his only obstacle to be recognized as the world's best Lightweight is defeating Khabib Nurmagomedov. Justin Gaethje is no scrub, and by beating him, Ferguson would be crowned as the interim Lightweight champion. Even better, he will have the opportunity to face Nurmagomedov in a fight that has been canceled five times now. It's all or nothing for 'El Cucuy.'

If Gaethje pulls the upset, he will be crowned the interim king in the 155-pound division and will face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the undisputed belt. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for Gaethje, who has a certified weapon in his right hand.

Pick Ferguson.