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UFC 259 Betting Picks To Make
What a night UFC 259 is shaping up to be on Saturday, March 6. We have UFC 259 betting picks to make for the monumental occasion, but first, let's take a look at the current fight odds, per online bookies:
|Israel Adesanya||-270||+230||Jan Blachowicz|
|Amanda Nunes||-1000||+700||Megan Anderson|
|Petr Yan||-140||+120||Aljamain Sterling|
As you can see, the reigning UFC champions are all favored in their fights — though, by widely-ranging amounts. Before we dole out our betting advice on each of those matchups, we did want to mention one thing to kickstart your wagering.
Betting on UFC 259 fights isn't the only way to make money. No, you can also earn big bucks through betting site promotions. And you want to know the best part? This money can be earned free!
Promos are abundant at online bookmakers but the most common one is the sign-up bonus given to new players upon creating an account and depositing money into it. Deals will vary from site to site, but the promotion can net you up to $1000 in free play, give or take. Not bad, eh?
Pair a new player bonus together with our UFC picks below to really score a huge night of winnings come UFC 259 time. Speaking of that, let's switch gears now to what exact gambles to make that night.
Champion vs. Champion Headlines The UFC 259 Show
On a night of champions, no fight burns brighter than the main event featuring the light heavyweight champ, Blachowicz, against the middleweight title-holder, Adesanya. Only Blachowicz's belt is up for grabs, as Adesanya moves up to the weight class for the first time ever.
Right off the bat, the matchup can be summarized as power vs. speed. Blachowicz brings the heavy hands, which were evident in his title win over Dominick Reyes that ended in a second-round TKO. Adesanya, though, has used his speed to evade damage throughout his career and has an unblemished record to prove it.
What's interesting is Adesanya is fresh off a convincing win against another knockout-happy fighter in Paulo Costa. But the difference between Blachowicz and Costa is the light heavyweight champion is less of a one-trick pony with the ability to go to the ground.
Regardless, we don't see a scenario where Adesanya doesn't win and become UFC's only eighth-ever two-weight champion. Both Costa and Yoel Romero were more powerful than Blachowicz and Adesanya had zero problem dispatching them.
For those that want more "bang for their buck" beyond Adesanya's -270 moneyline, take a gander at the method of victory prop for the bout. This fight is either going to the judge's scorecard or ending in an early knockout as neither are submission specialists. Given the two, we see Adesanya winning by decision. He won't push his luck by going for the KO and instead pick Blachowicz apart throughout the five-round affair.
Betting pick to make: Adesanya (-270) by decision
Does Anderson Stand A Chance Against Nunes?
No, she doesn't — and we're not going to waste your time playing devil's advocate.
This lopsided bout will be for Nunes featherweight title, not the bantamweight belt. And honestly, the weight class is the sole reason Anderson is even in this spot. The featherweight class is extremely light and Anderson just happens to be one of the fighters Nunes hasn't already annihilated.
Bet Nunes here, but do so as part of a parlay. You're not going to make any worthwhile money with -1000 odds for Nunes so you might as well chuck this fight into a multiple-leg parlay to get some value, even if it's not much. Bettors know this song and dance all too well with Nunes, whose dominance provides little chance to bank on when wagering her direction.
Betting pick to make: Nunes (-1000) as part of a parlay
A Much Closer Matchup In The Third Title Fight
Unlike Adesanya and Nunes, the bantamweight title-holder, Peter Yan, is only a slight favorite over the challenging Sterling. That means this fight is one you can bet straight up and get fair value rather than having to go the prop or parlay route.
Neither of the two has tasted defeat in a long time — Yan back in 2016 (his only career loss), while Sterling in 2017. However, we feel Sterling's track record of wins is more impressive and Yan, despite holding the gold, hasn't proven himself against top-tier competition (beating a washed-up Aldo for the title, c'mon).
Sterling has the submission and cardio skills to wear out Yan in a five-round fight. That'll eventually be the difference-maker as Sterling pulls off the small upset.
Betting pick to make: Sterling (+120)
That's all the betting advice we have for you today. But none of this means squat if you don't actually gamble on the title fights — whether that's with us or against us. Wagers can be placed at any one of the betting sites underneath.
There's a lot of online sportsbooks out there, but the ones listed below are among the best. That takes into account bonuses like the ones we mentioned earlier, quality of betting lines offered, customer service, and a whole lot more. You'll find links to site reviews so you can compare and contrast each. No matter which bookie you end up choosing, just make sure to get your UFC picks in before bell time!
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