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UFC 272 Best Betting Picks: Make Money Off The Grudge Match

UFC 272 Best Betting Picks: Make Money Off The Grudge Match

Even without a belt on the line, Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal lead an event filled with matchups that can be barn burners. Contrary to the recent sports betting odds as well, many of these fights can be competitive. Expect some upsets as UFC 272 looks to be a memorable one.

Fighter #1 bodog bodog Fighter #2

Colby Covington

1.29 3.65 Jorge Masvidal

Rafael dos Anjos

2.95 1.43 Rafael Fiziev 

Edson Barboza

2.35 1.65 Bryce Mitchell

Kevin Holland

1.43  2.95 Alex Oliveira

Sergey Spivak

1.54  2.50 Greg Hardy 
  • Date/Time: March 5, 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • Broadcast: Pay-per-view, TSN, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 272: Covington vs Masvidal*

  • Welterweight: Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal
  • Lightweight: Rafael dos Anjos vs Rafael Fiziev
  • Featherweight: Edson Barboza vs Bryce Mitchell
  • Welterweight: Kevin Holland vs Alex Oliveira
  • Heavyweight: Sergey Spivak vs Greg Hardy
  • Light Heavyweight: Nick Negumereanu vs Kennedy Nzechukwu
  • Women's Flyweight: Maryna Moroz vs Mariya Agapova
  • Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby vs Michael Oleksiejczuk
  • Flyweight: Tim Elliott vs Tagir Ulanbekov
  • Women's Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez vs Yan Xiaonan
  • Lightweight: Jalin Turner vs Jamie Mullarkey
  • Women's Flyweight: Jessica Eye vs Manon Fiorot
  • Lightweight: Devonte Smith vs Erick Gonzalez
  • Bantamweight: Umar Nurmagomedov vs Brian Kelleher

*Subject to change closer to the event

UFC 272 Picks & Predictions

We went 2-2 with our UFC 271 best betting picks, correctly predicting Israel Adesanya to defend his belt but also picking the wrong underdog in Derek Brunson as it was Tai Tuivasa who emerged victorious. We're not deterred as we like not one but three underdogs for our UFC 272 picks:

Welterweight: Colby Covington (1.29) vs Jorge Masvidal (3.65)

While this one looks to be an entertaining matchup, we actually side with the betting odds here: Colby Covington should handle Jorge Masvidal, no problem. Covington (16-3-0) held his own against Kamaru Usman while Masvidal (35-15-0) got slept fairly easily. MMA math does not always compute, but it does in this one.

Covington also has a wrestling edge over Masvidal. It's this "trump card" that will allow him to mix it up and dictate the pace, one which he fights at a rate that wears down even the toughest opponents. There is always a chance that Masvidal catches Covington but the loudmouth not only has a tough chin but has also improved his striking defence.

SBR’s pick — Colby Covington (1.29). These odds are not the best from a straight betting perspective. Instead, Covington should be a valuable parlay piece. Or find a prop bet on Covington to win by decision for a better payout. 

Lightweight: Rafael dos Anjos (2.95) vs Rafael Fiziev (1.43)

We are siding with the underdog "Rafael" here as the ex-lightweight champion has a better-rounded game than the striking specialist. Since 2012, Rafael dos Anjos has only lost against title contenders at 155. While Rafael Fiziev could be one, getting nearly 2-1 payout on dos Anjos (30-13-0) in what should be a close fight cannot be ignored.

SBR’s pick — Rafael dos Anjos (2.95). While Fiziev (11-1-0) has a 95% takedown defence, he has not fought a prolific wrestler like dos Anjos yet. "RDA" won't abuse him on the ground, but his ability to mix things up will be what will throw Fiziev off his game.

Featherweight: Edson Barboza (2.35) vs Bryce Mitchell (1.65)

This isn't only the quintessential striker versus grappler fight but the grizzled veteran versus rising prospect tilt. Edson Barboza is still highly capable of turning back up-and-comers and has arguably lost just once at 145 lbs. Bryce Mitchell is a Jiu-Jitsu ace that can also throw down though his striking will be greatly tested here. 

SBR’s pick — Edson Barboza (2.35). At these odds, we side with Barboza (22-10-0) as he is a much better striker - he is more proficient and faster. Mitchell (14-1-0) will need to get this fight to the mat right away. But the only wrestlers who have done that against Barboza are up at 155 and the cream of the crop.

Heavyweight: Sergey Spivak (1.54) vs Greg Hardy (2.50)

This is a "dog or pass" situation as we have two "prospects" who have some gaping flaws in their game. Sergey Spivak is a grappler who is a bit lacking with his striking while Greg Hardy can hit hard but that's pretty much it. Either Spivak (13-3-0) exploits Hardy's (7-4-0) lack of grappling or he gets slept.

SBR’s pick — Greg Hardy (2.50). We lean on Spivak getting Hardy down and beating him but not at his odds. Instead, Hardy's payoff to land that big bomb is at a better rate. Alternatively, find the prop bet on Hardy to win by KO as that is likely the only way he wins here.

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