The Dogs And Their Odds: UFC On ESPN 3 Betting Tips


Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:22 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019 5:22 PM UTC

After both underdogs write-ups cashed for Fight Night 154 last week, we positively head straight back into the deep end this week. The Target Centre in Minneapolis will play host to ‘UFC On Espn 3’ and we will do our best to hunt down some dogs worth taking a look at.

<div><h2 style="text-align:center">The Dogs Odds</h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maurice Greene (1.95 – 19/20 @ Unibet) vs. Junior Albini (1.80 – 4/5 @ Unibet)</a></strong></p><p>Last week’s write-ups went 2-0 and with a card stacked with heavy favourites, I’m turning to the Heavyweights for the first dog of the week.</p><p>Maurice Greene faces Junior Albini on the early preliminary fight card and with Albini on such a drastic 3 fight losing streak, I’m concerned as to why some bookmakers are offering Maurice Greene as the underdog.</p><p>Maurice comes into this fight with the speed advantage, size advantage and is currently 2-0 inside the UFC octogen. Junior Albini is 1-3 in the UFC and hasn’t won a fight since 2017, It’s been a tough ride for Junior and it’s about to get a little bit tougher this weekend.</p><p>I will note, it’s not the most confident underdog I’ve ever backed, strictly because Maurice is still such a green up and comer. That said, I think the size advantage and current win streak for Greene will give him the huge confidence boost in this matchup. A 3-fight losing streak can seriously affect a fighter’s mental health and self-confidence in their own ability to compete at the highest level, it would be unintelligent to ignore these facts and is one of my strongest opinions on why I see Greene having the overall advantage.</p><p>Some statistics below you may find interesting</p><ul> <li>Greene has never been finished</li> <li>Greene has an 8-inch reach advantage</li> <li>Albini has lost his last three fights</li></ul><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;RT UFCONFOX: Point. Made. 👀&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Maurice Greene came out to prove himself with this first round finish. &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Susan Cingari MMA (@SusanCingari) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;December 1, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Tip: Maurice Greene to win @ [1.95] [19/20] [-105] with <a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unibet</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Anthony Martin (2.50 – 6/4 @ Bet365) Vs. Demian Maia (1.57 – 4/7 @ Bet365)</strong></a></p><p>At the top of the card, we have the fight I am most anticipating. The future legend Demian Maia fighting the American Top Team veteran… Anthony Martin.</p><p>Ever improving since his move to the Welterweight division, Martin has delivered fight performances I couldn’t have predicted after looking back at his early UFC fight footage. The improvements in his overall MMA game has been notably progressive throughout Martins previous four fights, his footwork and movement are a clear indication of this.</p><p>I believe Martins loss to Oliver Mercier has lit the fire he needed to make a decent run at a more comfortable weight division with the Welterweights. He gained his first technical knockout at this weight class and has been undefeated in all four Welterweight fight’s he’s had. I will be the first to admit I have faded Martin a handful of times in his previous four fights and it didn’t bode well for me. Each and every time Martin came out looking improved since his prior fight, even the wins.</p><p>He is facing one of the most dangerous BJJ Black Belts that the UFC has ever witnessed in Demian Maia with 13 professional victories by submission. Anybody who is a fan of the UFC, will no doubt be a fan of Demian Maia. With a humble approach to the sport combined with countless wins over some of the toughest competition, the UFC has had to offer.</p><p>Breaking down this fight wasn’t easy, looking for holes in Demian Maia’s game isn’t something I take pleasure in but we have to be honest with ourselves no matter how much of a fan we may be. Although as dangerous than ever, Maia is now 41 years of age in a division filled with youthful up and coming talent.</p><p>Now don’t get me wrong, Martin isn’t a new face but he still has a 12-year age gap between himself and Maia which I think will be the deciding factor here. Not only that, Martin has grown up in the UFC and fights under the American Top Team banner alongside the likes of Amanda Nunes, Dustin Poirier and most notably Colby Covington who has defeated Maia in the past. The championship mentality is something Martin has adopted and has made it transparent that UFC gold is what he’s</p><p>here for. I think youth will prevail and Martin will be able to handle the ageing legend with a unanimous decision victory this weekend.</p><p>Some statistics below you may find interesting</p><ul> <li>Martin is undefeated at 170lbs (Welterweight)</li> <li>Maia has gone to decision in 4 of his last 5 fights</li> <li>Martin has gone to decision in 5 of his last 7 fights</li> <li> </li></ul><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src=";h=576&amp;crop=1" style="width:800px;height:461px" /></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Tip: Anthony Martin to win @ [2.50] [4/7] [+150] with <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bet365</a></strong></p><p>UFC On ESPN 3 will take place this Saturday night 29th June, live from the Target Centre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you would like to check up on any underdogs or odds not mentioned in this article then click <a href="">HERE.</a></p></div>
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