UFC 286: Edwards VS Usman Picks
The world’s leader in mixed martial arts is back once again with another absolutely loaded pay-per-view event, headlined by Leon “Rocky” Edwards defending his Welterweight Championship against Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman in what will be final chapter of this historic rivalry.
Hear what @Leon_EdwardsMMA and @Usman84kg had to say during their final faceoff 👀 #UFC286 pic.twitter.com/HeFnnYHF6p— UFC (@ufc) March 17, 2023
With this and plenty of other highly-anticipated clashes set to take place at UFC 286, there’s never been a better time to place a bet on the action this weekend. That’s why at Canadian Sports Betting, we provide all the best bets and moneymaking picks for UFC 286.
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Vettori VS Dolidze to Go the Distance
Kicking off tonight’s festivities with a banger of an opener between two of the most feared combatants in the Middleweight division. In a battle between ranked opponents, (#4) Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori will take on (#9) Roman “The Caucasian” Dolidze.
In a clash of styles the polished wrestling of Vettori will go up against the heavy hands of Dolidze in a bout that will have major world title ramifications. While both men have showcased finishing ability in the past, look for this bout to be left in the hands of the judges scorecards.
Having gone the distance in his last five fights, Vettori has shown he is more than comfortable to earn his points round-by-round, limiting his damage taken, and playing it safe in order to take home the win. This is the exact opposite approach of his opponent Dolidze.
Dolidze has scored three straight victories all by knockout, using his sensational striking ability to clobber his opponents into unconsciousness. With both men looking to gain an edge in this battle of differing approaches, look for the pace to start slow as both men try to get a feeling for how to engage their opponent.
On both sides each fighter is equipped to neutralize their opponents biggest strengths, with Vettori possessing a granite chin, and Dolidze able to use innovative techniques to escape takedown attempts from his opposition.
Look for both sides to struggle in gaining control of the fight, bet Vettori VS Dolidze to go the distance, kicking off the main card with a -175 odds win under your belt.
Jenifer Maia VS Casey O’Neil Over 2.5 Rounds
In a duel that pits a proven veteran against one of the games top rising stars, (#8) Jennifer Maia will face the latest test of her career as she takes on the undefeated Scottish fighter (#12) Casey “King” O’Neil.
O’Neil has been a wrecking ball thorough the flyweight division thus far, scoring four consecutive victories to jumpstart her UFC career, three of those wins ending by knockout or submission. While she’s had plenty of success early on into her UFC journey, look for Maia to give O’Neil a tough battle in tonight’s bout.
After winning her last fight by split decision (albeit a bout that she likely should’ve won unanimously) O’Neil was pushed to the limit against a retiring Roxanne Modaferri in her last time out. Facing a fighter that has stood across the octagon from the best fighters in the world for several years now, look for Maia to force O’Neil into uncomfortable situations in this matchup.
Possessing terrific fight IQ, Maia does a great job at slowing the pace of the match, finding clean shots, and excels at evading danger or oncoming pressure. Watch as O’Neil continues to learn on the job, with this fight lasting Over 2.5 rounds, scoring you a winning wager valued at -300 odds as these two combatants enter the final round of this tilt.
Gunnar Nelson to Win by Submission
After making his triumphant return back to the UFC in March of 2022, after scoring the decision victory over Takashi Sato, look for Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson to continue his career resurgence against a hard-nosed slugger, Bryan “Bam Bam” Barberena.
While Barberena has a great chin and heavy hands to match, don’t expect to see Nelson stand-and-bang with him, instead bringing the fight to the ground and using his world-class ji-jitsu to score the win by submission. Barberena has shown difficulties defending on the ground, most recently showcased in his submission loss to Rafael dos Anjos.
Look for Nelson to make quick work of his opponent in what will be a complete style mismatch, as he commands control on the ground, scoring a quick submission victory against Barberena, and landing you a +110 win on the night.
Justin Gaethje Moneyline
In what many are anticipating to be the fight of the night, there will be no shortage of violence on display in the Co-main Event of UFC 286, as (#3) Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje, faces off against (#6) Rafael “Ataman” Fiziev.
Both combatants involved in this matchup are excitement personified inside the cage as Gathje and Fiziev implement an onslaught of offence in each bout they compete in. While both men are possess dangerous finishing ability, look for Justin Gathje to land back in the win column by the end of this contest.
Gaethje has proven himself to be on of the most lethal strikers the UFC has ever seen, scoring huge wins against top talents such as Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson in his career. Fiziev has shown glimpses of immense potential but is simply not on the same level as Gaethje at this time.
Fiziev has struggled in the past, narrowly picking up victories against lesser opponents such as Bobby Green in is UFC career. While his electric striking style is a sight to behold, look for the textbook style of Gaethje to overwhelm him as he steals the show and secures himself the underdog victory.
Holding the edge in almost every virtual way, hammer the Justin Gaethje moneyline in the Co-main Event of UFC 286, as he picks up the +200 win over Fiziev.
Kamaru Usman to Win by Decision
Leon Edwards shocking knockout victory over Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 will forever go down as one of the most jaw-dropping finishes in UFC history. While his story is inspiring, and the moment he created is unforgettable, look for this dream to quickly turn to a nightmare as Usman reclaims his championship gold by decision in this five-round matchup.
“Headshot, dead” may be how the fight ended, but leading up to that point, Usman had been dominating Edwards for the majority of the fight. Using his tremendous wrestling to control Edwards on the ground as well as against the cage, the former-champ did a great job of generating offence while keeping himself protected from the finishing ability of Edwards.
Back with a vengeance, don’t expect the “Nigerian Nightmare” to make the same mistake again, instead putting the pressure on Edwards, making a statement in a hostile environment, reclaiming his title in decisive fashion to cap off tonight’s main event.
Back Usman to cruise to a decision win against Edwards, once again taking the throne in the Welterweight division, and silencing the doubters who bet against him. End your night on a high note with this amazing bet valued at a solid -115 odds to score your final win of the evening with.
UFC 286 Prelim Parlay
With non-stop action from top-to-bottom on the UFC 286 card, don’t just bet on the main event bouts, place a parlay on the event’s prelim action as well.
We’ve created a juicy pre-built parlay for you to take advantage of during the prelims of UFC 286. Score a massive payday using out UFC 286 prelim parlay and kickstart your evening with a win on tonight’s exciting event.
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