Justin Gaethje takes on Edson Barboza in the UFC on ESPN 2 main event card at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia. I’m loving the way the UFC is setup this year with Fight Nights and UFC in ESPN filling in the weeks between the main UFC events.
I have previewed the main event and given my tips for the rest of the fights in the summary below.
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Edson Barboza V Justin Gaethje
Justin Gaethje is 19 and 2 in his MMA career an he lives up to his nickname ‘The Highlight’, 16 of his 19 wins have come by way of KO/TKO. He comes forward and fights aggressively trusting in his ability to take a hit. The problem with that is since he has been in the UFC Gaethje’s chin has been tested 2 of the 4 occasions and resulted in KO’s. The better class of opponents in the UFC seem to withstand his fighting style better. Gaethje prefers to keep the fight standing but he’s wrestled since the age of four and is proficient on the ground.
Edson Barboza has a 20 and 6 record with his losses coming against some of the best in the division with the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee being on that list. Barboza comes from a Muay Thai background and will look to use his striking to pick Gaethje apart.
You can expect a highlight reel in this fight with both fighters preferring to stand and trade. I believe Gaethje will be too reckless with his approach in this fight and Barboza will be precise and pick him to pieces resulting in a second round KO.
Tip – Edson Barboza to win – $1.75 @ Ladbrokes
Precision Prediction – Edson Barboza by KO/TKO/SUB in round 2
UFC on ESPN 2 Main Card Betting Tips Summary
|Barboza V Gaethje|
|Edson Barboza to win||$1.75||Bet Now|
|David Branch V Jack Hermansson|
|David Branch to win||$2.05||Bet Now|
|Josh Emmett V Michael Johnson|
|Josh Emmett to win||$2.05||Bet Now|
|Karolina Kowalkiewicz V Micelle Waterson|
|Michelle Waterson by Decision||$2.45||Bet Now|
|Kennedy Nezchukwu V Paul Craig|
|Kennedy Nezchukwu by KO/TKO/SUB||$1.75||Bet Now|
|Sodiq Yusuff V Sheymon Morayes|
|Shemon Morayes to win||$2.05||Bet Now|
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