‘The Dogs and Their Odds’: UFC 238 Underdog Betting Tips


Tuesday, June 4, 2019 7:38 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2019 7:38 PM UTC

Woof Woof! The Dogs were barking last week at UFC Stockholm when we clean swept our predictions. UFC 238 coming up this weekend so bring on the Déjà vu and let's try and replicate last weeks success.
<div><h2>Grigory Popov vs Eddie Wineland</h2><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/fighting/int/ultimate-fighting-championship/grigory-popov-vs-eddie-wineland-3818008/" target="_blank" title="Grigory Popov vs Eddie Wineland Odds">Eddie Wineland: 1.73 (8/11)<br />Grigory Popov: 2.10 (11/10)</a></strong></p><p>Debuting this weekend will be Muay Thai specialist ‘Grigory Popov’ facing savvy UFC veteran and former WEC champion ‘Eddie Wineland’.</p><p>Holding a 9-fight win streak since 2015, Popov will finally get his chance on the big stage against the toughest opposition he’s faced to date. With some awesome striking as expected from a former Muay Thai fighter, Popov shouldn’t have to look far for a striking battle with Eddie Wineland.</p><p>The Tiger Muay Thai student likes to finish his fights and finish them in great fashion, with two Gogoplata submission victories on his record it’s not just the stand up you have to worry about with Popov… as he possesses some dangerous Ju-Jitsu skills on top of the Muay Thai striking skill-set.</p><p>Dangerous with his kicks and punches, Popov can tend to start slow before finding his range and getting comfortable inside the octagon. This is something he will need to work on versus a veteran like Wineland otherwise he could find himself on the wrong side of a decision.</p><p>Fight IQ will be important for Popov but against such an experienced fighter like Wineland but I do believe Popov has the striking skills to capitalize on the worn-down vet. Although Popov is older in age, he has not had a long gruelling career like Wineland has and the damage taken is miles apart.</p><p>I like Popov to out strike and win the Decision on Saturday or potentially catch Eddie with the beautiful front kicks or leg kicks he has in the bag and cause the fight to end with a stoppage, either way… Popov has the underdog money and I like his chances here.</p><p><strong>Tip: Grigory Popov @ 2.10 (11/10) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Unibet UFC Odds">Unibet</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Grigory Popov lands a FK to the face and then some big body kicks on Sung Jae Kim R3 &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFC238?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#UFC238&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/LTbooowB3o\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/LTbooowB3o&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— LORD HONKY HUMUNGUS (@Mr_Honky) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/Mr_Honky/status/1135041791642619904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;June 2, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2><strong>Pedro Munhoz vs Aljamain Sterling</strong></h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/fighting/int/ultimate-fighting-championship/pedro-munhoz-vs-aljamain-sterling-3801177/" target="_blank" title="Pedro Munhoz - Aljamain Sterling Odds"><strong>Aljamain Sterling: 1.67 (4/6)<br />Pedro Munhoz: 2.25 (5/4)</strong></a></p><p>Great matchmaking in this next fight as the American Top Team member ‘Pedro Munhoz’ faces the ever-improving Serra-Longo student ‘Aljamain Sterling’ in a battle to rise in the rankings of the UFC Bantamweight Division.</p><p>Both fighters are coming in on a three-fight win streak, notably for Pedro two of those are by way of stoppage.</p><p>Aljamain seems to find his success when implementing a wrestling strategy into his fights. This tactic might find some success prior but Pedro is not the type of fighter who scares away from a scrap on the mat. He will spam submission attempts giving Aljamain a constant risk of a submission loss, we will not see Pedro lay on his back and take a beating.</p><p>When comparing the two fighters in the striking department I think it would be fair to give Pedro the advantage here, especially if we're comparing power. Aljamain hasn’t finished a fight via KO/TKO since 2014 and doesn’t seem to hold much power behind his strikes, toe to toe I believe Pedro will be more of a threat to Aljamain and unless Al can wrestle and control this fight from the top position it will be Pedro’s fight to lose</p><h2>Some statistics below you may find interesting</h2><p>· Munhoz has never been finished in a fight</p><p>· Aljamain has a 7-inch reach advantage</p><p>· Both men hold belts in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu (Al – Brown, Pedro – Black)</p><p><strong>Tip: Pedro Munhoz to win @ [2.25] [5/4] with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365 UFC Odds">Bet365</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;WOW!!! 😱😱😱&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;\"OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!\" 😱😱😱&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Pedro Munhoz finishes Cody Garbrandt!&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFC235?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#UFC235&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/j4sV6GQ2MR\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/j4sV6GQ2MR&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Watch UFC 238 live on BT Sport (@btsportufc) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/btsportufc/status/1102048387636125696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;March 3, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n\n"}[/]</p><h2><strong>Blagoy Ivanov vs Tai Tuivasa</strong></h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/fighting/int/ultimate-fighting-championship/blagoy-ivanov-vs-tai-tuivasa-3818009/?mtid=126" target="_blank" title="Blagoy Ivanov - Tai Tuivasa"><strong>Tai Tuivasa (1.67 – 4/6)<br />Blagoy Ivanov (2.25 – 5/4)</strong></a></p><p>Stepping up for the final Dog spot this week are the big boy Heavyweights who both have only one loss inside the UFC octagon against the same opponent in Junior Dos Santos.</p><p>Blagoy and Tai will slug it out in a weight class we almost certainly expect to see a knockout when so much power is being tossed around.</p><p>Tai is the younger and less experienced fighter in this matchup and I think that will be key when breaking both fighters down. You would assume Tai would have the speed advantage given his striking statistics and age but when watching both guys Blagoy seems to have more movement and output across his most recent fights.</p><p>Blagoy is a Judo Black Belt and International sports master at Sambo, he is a former WSOF Heavyweight champion and holds a significant experience advantage over Tai. The Bulgarian has 6 wins by KO, 6 wins by Submission and 6 wins by Decision so we know he doesn’t discriminate in how a fight will end.</p><p>I do appreciate Tai and his rise In the UFC but I think Blagoy will be a learning curve in Tai’s professional MMA career and upset the young Aussie in this spot.</p><h2><strong>Some statistics below you may find interesting</strong></h2><p>· Ivanov has gone to a decision in his previous 3 fights</p><p>· Tai has never fought a southpaw</p><p>· Ivanov has never been knocked out</p><p><strong>Tip: Take Blagoy Ivanov to win @ [2.25] [5/4] with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365 UFC Odds">Bet365</a></strong></p><p><strong><img alt src="https://i.imgur.com/gdBfXxz.png" style="width:600px;height:270px" /></strong></p><p><strong>UFC 238</strong> will take place this Saturday night 8th June live from the United Centre in Chicago.</p><p>If you would like to check up on any underdogs or odds not mentioned in this article then click <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/fighting/" title="Oddsmarket UFC Odds"><strong>HERE.</strong></a></p><p><strong>For some of the best odds available at UFC 238 check out <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365 UFC Odds">Bet365</a> or <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Unibet UFC Odds">Unibet</a>.</strong></p></div>
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