The Dogs and Their Odds’ UFC Fight Night 147: Till vs. Masvidal

DaveBets

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:12 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019 5:12 PM UTC

Fight night 147 is coming to my home country this weekend to the beautiful city of London, England and excited is an understatement to describe my feelings…so let’s jump right into some nicely priced underdogs.

<p style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="https://images-production-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5c8938dd71d225008ea312da/original-Dogs-and-Odds" /></p><p><strong>Leon Edwards (1.63 –63/100 @ <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a>) vs. Gunnar Nelson (2.30 – 13/10 @ <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a>)</strong></p><p>Gunnar Nelson is one of the UFC’s most dangerous ground specialist’s so when I saw this opening line it did jump right out at me, when Gunnar win’s a fight it’s almost certain to come by way of submission so anybody ever laying money down with Gunnar would be smart to get that extra juice and back him to win by submission. Today as I write this article (Tuesday) there are currently no prop lines available so hold tight until books release them but I will be taking a very close look at Gunnar to win by submission without a doubt!</p><p>Gunnar has trained his Brazilian Ju-Jitsu skills under famous SBR coach John Kavanagh and most recently with the legend Renzo Gracie. With a 94.1% finishing rate Gunnar is possibly becoming one of the most underrated fighter’s and we should not forget how much hype he had early in his career. Earning his black belt in less than four years he was one of Europe’s youngest ever black belts at age 21 which takes most fighters over double that amount of years to earn the same belt.</p><p>With all the great things to say about Gunnar Nelson’s ground game, his opponent Leon Edwards cannot be ignored here.</p><p>Just a 20 minute drive from my home is Birmingham City the home of dangerous striker Leon Edwards. He is coming into this weekend on a six fight week streak although the level of competition he has faced hasn’t quite matched up to Gunnars resume but he has defeated some notable fighters like Bryan Barberena, Vicente Luque and Donald Cerrone. Leon is more of a technical fighter than a power puncher and I think this will just lean in Gunnars favour giving him ample opportunity to take this fight to the ground. Leons take down defence isn’t bad but the last time he faced someone with takedown skills close to Gunnars was against current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman who exposed Leon in the wrestling department.</p><p>This fight comes down to Leons wrestling defence, if he can defend the takedown for 15 minutes then I do believe he will win this fight on the score cards… but on the other hand if he fails to defend Gunnars dangerous takedown offence then Leon will be in for a long night of getting worked on the UFC canvas.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="https://images-production-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5c89349071d225008ea312d9/original-Fight-Night" /></p><p> </p><p><strong>Marc Diakiese (2.75 – 7/4 @ <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a>) vs. Joe Duffy (1.44 – 11/25 @ <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a>)</strong></p><p>Joe Duffy coming in with such a favoured line was quite a surprise. Ok, so Marcs record from the outset looks like he should be faded but what has Joe Duffy shown us in recent fight’s that would compromise Marcs striking game plan? Joe has looked like a former shell of himself after once being known as the guy that beat Conor McGregor. Marc has been dealt some very tough outings in his previous few fights, Daniel Hooker and Nasrat Haqparast are no joke and losses to them aren’t something Marc should be ashamed of.</p><p>With these odds I’m not sure this is a line I can ignore given Joes recent decline in performance I think Marc being in his home country vs a local country Irish man he might pull of the upset and strike his way into a decision victory.</p><p>Similar to a lot of English born fighters, avoiding the wrestling game is a must. Wrestling is not a martial art that is highly practiced or praised over here in the U.K and has only gained some notoriety as a sport because of the popularity of UFC in Britain. As a country with a strong boxing background, I love to imagine how talented some of our fighters like Darren Till would have been if wrestling were as common here as it is in other countries.</p><p>I’ll take a shot here with Marc being able to avoid Joe’s ground game and get him a decision or maybe even a KO victory because Marc does pack some power behind his strikes.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="https://images-production-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5c8934fa1f52630094879f40/original-Fight-Night" /></p><p> </p><p>UFC Fight Night 147 will take place this Saturday evening live from the 02 arena in London. This event will not be one you want to miss. UFC Fight Night 147 will take place this Saturday evening live from the 02 arena in London. This event will not be one you want to miss.</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="LIVE FIght Night Odds">HERE</a>.</p><p>For some of the best odds available at UFC235 visit <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" title="Bet Only With The Best">William Hill</a>.</p><h2><strong>Related Articles:</strong></h2><ul> <li><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ufc-fight-night-146-wichita-dos-santos-vs-lewis-results-recap-odds/89577/" target="_blank" title="UFC Fight Night 146, Wichita: Dos Santos vs Lewis Results, Recap &amp; Odd’s">UFC Fight Night 146, Wichita: Dos Santos vs Lewis Results, Recap &amp; Odd’s</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a data-reactid=".0.2.0.0.1.0.0.0.2.1.0" href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ufc-london-darren-till-vs-jorge-masvidal-main-event-preview-analysis-prediction/89600" target="_blank" title="Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal Main Event Preview, Analysis &amp; Prediction">Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal Main Event Preview, Analysis &amp; Prediction</a></strong></li></ul>
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