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UFC 260 Best Betting Picks
The second UFC pay-per-view for March is just as massive as UFC 259 and true to our bold nature, we’re rolling with bigger and badder underdogs for our UFC 260 picks.
Following a perfect UFC 259, our UFC 260 picks get bolder with bigger underdog picks. This massive PPV with two title fights has a nice mixture of fights for every type of MMA fan.
In the main event is the UFC Heavyweight Championship rematch between champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou. The UFC odds look similar to their first fight in 2018 and this could be another upset brewing. In contrast, UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski could cash as a favourite against Brian Ortega. And that’s just the main two fights when there are plenty more.
Here are the main UFC 260 betting odds via BetOnline (find the rest at the book):
|Fighter #1||Fighter #2|
UFC 260: Miocic vs Ngannou II Bouts*
- Heavyweight Championship: Stipe Miocic (20-3-0) vs Francis Ngannou (15-3-0)
- Featherweight Championship: Alexander Volkanovski (22-1-0) vs Brian Ortega (15-1-0)
- Welterweight: Tyron Woodley (19-6-1-) vs Vicente Luque (19-7-1)
- Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida (22-4-0) vs Sean O’Malley (12-1-0)
- Light Heavyweight: Modestas Bukauskas (11-3-0) vs Michal Oleksiejczuk (14-4-0)
- Women’s Strawweight: Randa Markos (10-10-1) vs Luana Pinheiro (8-1-0)
- Women’s Strawweight Jessica Penne (12-5-0) vs Hannah Goldy (5-1-0)
- Middleweight: Abu Azaitar (14-2-1) vs Marc-Andre Barriault (11-4-0)
- Lightweight: Jamie Mullarkey (12-4-0) vs Khama Worthy (16-7-0)
- Featherweight: Shane Young (13-5-0) vs Omar Morales (10-1-0)
- Women’s Flyweight: Gillian Robertson (9-5-0) vs Miranda Maverick (8-2-0)
- Light Heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield (9-2-0) vs William Knight (9-1-0)
*Subject to change closer to the event
UFC 260 Picks & Predictions
And once again, we went a clean 3-0 for our UFC 259 picks just like the PPV before with UFC 258. True, Aljamain Sterling took the controversial way out with that DQ win, but that bet still cashed. We can’t promise another perfect night, but we are going to continue making bold predictions here:
Heavyweight Championship: Stipe Miocic (2.20) vs Francis Ngannou (1.71)
Despite being considered the “greatest heavyweight” of his era, Miocic sure does get underestimated a lot. The two-time UFC heavyweight champ is three for three when he’s opened as an underdog since 2016. Yes, Ngannou has all of the hype thanks to being the hardest hitter the sport has ever seen.
But the way it goes, there are two ways this fight plays out: Miocic once again out grinds Ngannou and gets a decision or even a late finish or Ngannou finally catches him clean and puts him away. I think the odds are skewed towards the latter, but it’s more of a 50/50 proposition here.
SBR’s pick — Miocic (2.20). Of course, we’re rolling with the underdog in a fight that seems more 50/50. If Ngannou goes out there and starches Miocic in one round, we won’t be surprised. But Miocic has outwitted and outlasted the best. It’s doubtful Ngannou’s wrestling would have evolved significantly since. Miocic grinds this one out again.
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Featherweight Championship: Alexander Volkanovski (1.54) vs Brian Ortega (2.60)
There has never been a champion as controversial since Benson Henderson ruled lightweight back in 2012, but Volkanovski is getting undeserved flack. The Australian outperformed Max Holloway, who reminded everyone he was the division’s most prolific striker. That just goes to show tough and savvy the champ is.
Ortega is a different beast altogether. The Californian has shown he keeps evolving with each fight and is now as complex a striker as he is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu player. He’ll be a tough out against anyone, but Volkanovski is well-versed in both striking and wrestling and is the perfect foil.
SBR’s pick — Volkanovski (1.54). The champion has taken out every type of fighter: strikers, grinders, and grapplers and done so decisively for the most part. He’ll keep the fight standing, edge Ortega with the striking, and do just enough to get another decision.
Welterweight Championship: Tyron Woodley (3.35) vs Vicente Luque (1.36)
A fight between two fighters trending in different directions, Woodley is looking to halt his three-fight skid while Luque is looking for his ninth win in ten fights. Woodley has looked like a shell of himself in recent fights but Luque is a step down from a Gilbert Burns or a Colby Covington.
Luque is a striker who is versatile enough to threaten Woodley from anywhere. But he’s primarily going to fight on his feet, which will be dangerous for him as Woodley has more explosive power. Despite looking like a fighter on his way out, Woodley is the better wrestler here and that should be the edge.
SBR’s pick — Woodley (3.35). The former champ will be able to take Luque down despite only attempting one takedown per fight. He couldn’t do that against all the grapplers he’s faced, but this is a clean path to victory for him. At significant underdog odds, Woodley is the bet here.
Parlay Idea: Miocic and Woodley are not the only underdogs we like. UFC 260 has plenty, actually. Check this lottery parlay: Miocic (2.10), Woodley (3.35), Thomas Almeida (3.65), and Jessica Penne (2.08) will pay $549.50 for a $10 bet. Give it a shot because you never know!
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