‘The Dogs And Their Odds’ UFC Fight Night 151: Cerrone vs Iaquinta


Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:24 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2019 8:24 PM UTC

UFC Fight Night takes a trip across the border to its a neighbouring country of Canada this weekend, we cashed both underdogs from last week’s article so let’s buckle up and attempt to seek out some great value dogs

<p style="text-align:center"><span style="color:inherit;font-family:inherit;font-size:1.2em;font-weight:700">The Dogs Odds</span></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Brad Katona [2.30] [13/10] [+130] @ Betway vs. Merab Dvalishvilli [1.67] [4/6] [-150] @ Betway</strong></p><p>Canadian native Brad Katona has his second fight at Bantamweight against his toughest opposition to date, Merab Dvalishvilli. The Ultimate Fighter 27 winner fight’s out of SBG Ireland and makes the trip back home to Canada defending soil versus Dvalishvilli who has been struggling to get in the win column since his UFC debut. Merab has great wrestling but I think Brad takes his personal progression seriously and will surprise a lot of people in this fight.</p><p>With a fight card so short on the amount of decent looking underdogs, Brad was one of the only play’s that I evaluated and actually felt comfortable playing. I do like Merab but he is renowned for handing the fight to his opponent, his lack of effort and fight IQ allows the judges to sway. Fighting against the home town boy will do him no favours if he continues this bad habit.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://www.mmanytt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Brad-Katona-TUF-27.jpg" style="width:700px;height:422px" /></p><p>I think Katona will be the better striker, I have no doubt in my mind that Merab can take Brad to the floor. I just don’t think he’ll do enough and its possible Brad could scramble Merab and we’ve witnessed in previous fight’s that Merab is susceptible to a beating of his back. The 27-year-old is 8-0 in his professional career with two of them inside the UFC.</p><p>It does worry me that Brad Katona has easily been taking down in the past but Merabs victory over Terrion Ware was equally as unimpressive as Brads prior takedown defence. Oddsmakers favouring Merab here makes sense, the takedowns do stand out. I just think Brad will be the smarter fighter here and take this fight by decision.</p><p>With slim pickings in the underdog department this week, I’ll take a shot with Brad Katona being able to keep this fight close and considering he’s fighting in his home country… I’m sure the judges will side the Canadians way.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5cc8b01aac8c94009a22b3c7/original-Katona-vs-Dvalishvilli" style="width:700px;height:325px" /></p><p style="text-align:center"> </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Al Iaquinta vs Donald Cerrone</strong></p><p>Don’t be alarmed, but there are no more underdogs on this week’s UFC card in Canada that I am happy with. I am not interested in a Donald Cerrone win here but in replacement of an underdog, I’m going to give plus money prop bet I believe has a good chance of landing.</p><p>Time and time again Al Iaquinta continues to impress me inside the octogen. In his previous fight versus Kevin Lee when everybody was jumping on Lee, I did the opposite and the way things are looking the public bettors might do the same with Cerrone and give Al a better price. With knockout wins against Pearson, Lauzon and Diego Sanchez… Al Iaquinta could give himself the nickname “Legend Killer”. He now comes up against another legend this weekend and with cowboy’s questionable resistance to damage, I side with Al Iaquinta in this fight.</p><p>Al has some prior submission losses earlier in his career but his grappling has come on immensely! After surviving five rounds with Khabib Nurmagomedov, I take my hat off to Al and it was his victory versus Kevin Lee which truly proved that Al can hang with the best grapplers. I can’t ignore Cowboy Cerrone and his accomplishments, he is one of the most active UFC fighters competing seven times since 2017 Donald has no quit for anybody. He is also on a two-fight win streak but the competition has certainly risen here for Cerrone.</p><p>Al Iaquinta should easily avoid the ground game here, which I believe is the only way Cerrone can finish Al. Without discredit Cerrone and his knockout power, Al has never been knocked out and I believe in his skill to continue that trend. Not only do I think Al can win this fight, I think he’ll finish Cowboy. European bookmakers tend to release prop odds later than elsewhere but usually end up at a similar price, so the odds below are taken from US books.</p><p><u>Al Iaquinta Wins Inside the Distance at [2.73] [7/4] [+175]</u></p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5cc8b0d14225f50066dd2bdb/original-Al-Iaquinta-vs-Donald-Cerrone" style="width:700px;height:333px" /></p><p style="text-align:center"><br /><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/fighting/" target="_blank" title="Check all Fighting Odds">Check All Fighting Odds Here</a></strong></p><p>UFC Fight Night 151 will take place this Saturday 4th May live from Canada Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.</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/" target="_blank" title="Check More Fighting Odds">HERE</a>.</p><p>For some of the best odds available at UFC check out <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a> or <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Betway Today!">Betway</a>.</p>
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