UFC 224 Best Bets
UFC 224 is piled with plenty of enjoyable and name manufacturer UFC fighters looking to put on a display for the Brazilian audience. Do not get blinded by the brassy names of yesteryear or the thrilling new prospects — maintain a level head when gambling on UFC 224. Below are some of the very best bets, based on numbers, for UFC 224 on May 12.
John Lineker Is 6-0 Inside His Last 6 Fights Out The U.S.
John Lineker is famous for being a whirling dervish of violence and aggression who simply overwhelms his rivals with his ferocity. Since joining the UFC in 2012, Lineker is 11-3 with the company but what is most striking is his performances outside the USA.
Lineker is 6-0 under the UFC banner in bouts held out the U.S. — four of which happened in his home state of Brazil. Unsurprisingly,”Hands of Stone” entered five of those six bouts as a gambling favorite with the lone exception being when he was a +110 underdog vs Azamat Gashimov (yeah, I do not know who that is either).
With Lineker laying so much chalk in these fights, bettors have not made a ton of money financing the Brazilian — you would be up $289.70 if you wager $100 on each of his six fights outside America. However, Lineker remains a great bit of a parlay and this trend also suggests that maybe you shouldn’t back Brian Kelleher as an underdog in this bout.
Vitor Belfort Is 0-4 In His 4 Fights As An Underdog
Vitor Belfort’s summit has long since passed “The Phenom” looking like a shell of his former self. And bettors should be careful at the notion of backing him in what is assumed to be Belfort’s retirement fight, as he is 0-4 in his last four as a puppy.
That record drops to 0-5 if you include a loss to Kelvin Gastelum that was finally overturned after Gastelum tested positive for marijuana (yeah, I understand ). In all fairness, Belfort was a pretty hefty dog in most of those fights, so bettors would not be up a massive sum for evaporating the Brazilian in these excursions.
For a more detailed look at Belfort’s struggles as an underdog, I wrote a piece you’ll be able to check out. This includes the best way to generate money when fading The Phenom.