Fellas, we are back and UFC 287 is one hell of a card to reveal the new Delinquent MMA. After 4 long months of development, the new and improved website is live. Still, a few bugs need to be worked out but for the most part, the site is fully functional. Now that we have this new platform we should easily be able to level this shit up. Man, I’m excited about what’s in store.
Enough of the new website, you already know I’m unloading the clip for UFC 287.
Disclaimer, since Rob Font and Adrian Yanez have been supporters, I will be staying neutral. Instead, I advise you to take over 2.5 rounds.
Alex Pereira (+120) vs. Israel Adesanya (-140)
Alex Pereira vs Israel Adesanya face off once again in a highly anticipated quadrilogy. The main event breakdown has been rewritten three times, each time with a different outcome. There’s one blaring piece of information that would be delusional to ignore.
When do you ever see the guy who is up 3-0 open up as the underdog? The underdog champion who just TKO the challenger nonetheless. When you don’t think about it, Pereira seems like a no brainer. Plus, Pereira possesses the most dangerous left hook in the entire UFC. He almost finished Adesanya in the second round.
If you think about the main event too much, the outcome becomes unclear and confusing. If you don’t think, it feels too simple.
No matter what your decision for the main event is. Don’t parlay them.
Bet: Alex Pereira
Gilbert Burns (-490) vs. Jorge Masvidal (+390)
The odds for Bruns vs Masvidal are ridiculous, but they are not wrong. Predicting the fight to look very similar to Masvidal vs Usman 1, where Usman pressured Masvidal to suppress his striking. However, it would be pretty lame if we picked a -500 favorite and went on our way. Anyone in the world can look at the odds and do the same.
Gilbert Burns should be in your parlay and I’d recommend taking him to finish the fight. If you want to get dicey and add a little more juice, might as well sprinkle Masvidal by knockout. The only way Masvidal can win is by knockout, he does not have the cardio to keep up with Burns. Masvidal by KO/TKO (+700) is too good of a line not to sprinkle.
Who knows, maybe we will see another miracle flying knee.
Bet: Gilbert Burns
Kevin Holland (-250) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (+210)
Even though Kevin Holland is on a two fight skid, these odds are respectable. Santiago Ponzinibbio has never looked the same since his 28 month lay off due to serious health issues. If this were a healthy 2018 Ponzinibbio, we would be in for a much more balanced fight. Unfortunately, the year is 2023, so we have to be realistic.
Ponzinibbio’s gas tank has never been the same since his tragic health scare in 2019. Due to this, Ponzinibbio always starts off the first round hot then fades quick. Here is how this fight will play out, in the first round Holland will keep his distance with his 7 inch reach advantage. Then once Ponzinibbio gasses half way through the second, Holland goes in for the kill.
Simple as that, give me Kevin Holland round 2 TKO/KO.
Bet: Kevin Holland
Kelvin Gastelum (-130) vs. Chris Curtis (+110)
Something about Kelvin Gastelum as a favorite is very unattractive. No idea why the line hasn’t flipped yet, Chris Curtis at plus money is highway robbery. Curtis has opened up as an underdog in about all of his UFC fights and won them all. Only exception being the last minute fight against Jack Hermansson. The man thrives being the underdog.
Since 2019 Gastelum holds a record of (1-5), granted he has seen murderer’s row. It’s important to take into consideration a fighter’s confidence and mental clarity before entering the octagon. In 2019, Gastelum addressed his struggles with staying motivated. In 2022 Gastelum has had three different fights canceled last second. It will be interesting to note where he is mentally.
After Curtis’s massive knock out victory over Joaquin Buckley, he has all the momentum in the world. Vegas dropped the ball on these odds.
Bet: Chris Curtis
Raul Rosas Jr. (-225) vs. Christian Rodriguez (+190)
The UFC is going to build Raul Rosas Jr. up to be one of their next big stars. Might as well hammer Rosas Jr. until he faces a true contender. Leaving money on the table if we do not bet on him. A two sentence breakdown seems sufficient, no idea why you would bet against Rosas Jr.
No offense to Christian Rodriguez, but I do not see anything in his game that is going to give Rosas Jr. problems. To get the line better, take Rosas Jr. by submission. Might even take round 1.
Bet: Raul Rosas Jr.
Trey Ogden (+245) vs. Ignacio Bahamondes (-290)
Ignacio Bahamondes jumped on the scene from Dana White’s Contender series as a 23 year old. Even though he had a tough split decision loss in his debut. Bahamondes has the potential to be a star and UFC 287 is the perfect place to display these prospects. Feel the same way about Bahamondes as Rosas Jr.
Trey Ogden debut against Jordan Leavitt left a bad taste in my mouth. Granted it was Ogden’s debut but the blatant holes in his game were too obvious. A skilled head coach could easily craft a game plan to completely expose him. Plus, I highly doubt his style has significantly improved in less than a year.
Bahamondes is the more dynamic fighter and a no brainer pick.
Bet: Ignacio Bahamondes
What are your locks for UFC 287?
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