On Saturday, July 18, UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo battles Joseph Benavidez in the main event. The fight between the two fighters is a rematch. It’s also the battle that will close out UFC’s three promotion event at Fight Island, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Check out main card and prelim analysis and UFC Odds for UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs Benavidez!
Figueiredo vs Benavidez Odds & Picks July 18th
- When: Saturday, July 18
- Where: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Figueiredo -200 / Benavidez +160
Although Deiveson is a -200 chalk, he might offer overlay odds to beat Joseph Benavidez for a second time. Benavidez threw punches over his front foot in the first fight. As anybody with boxing experience will tell you, that’s a recipe for disaster. Expect Figueiredo to take advantage again.
- UFC Free Pick: Deiveson Figueiredo
Hermansson -110 / Gastelum -120
Hermansson has a few physical advantages that he can use to beat Gastelum on Saturday. He’s taller and has a much longer reach than Gastelum. Give the slight underdog a shot.
- UFC Free Pick: Jack Hermansson
Diakiese -165 / Fiziev +135
Marc Diakiese won both his 2019 fights. Fiziev is a Muay Thai Striker. That’s not a good style against Diakiese because Fiziev is shorter and has a slight reach disadvantage. Marc should make it three wins in a row.
- UFC Free Pick: Marc Diakiese
Lipski -130 / Carolina +100
Ariane Lipski has lost 2-of-3. Luana Carolina hasn’t lost since 2015. Although Carolina hasn’t fought since May 2019, we should give her the benefit of the doubt. The odds imply a close fight. Luana offers even money, which makes her the play.
- UFC Free Pick: Luana Carolina
Pantoja -190 / Askarov +155
Pantoja is a great fighter. The only opponent to have beaten him in his last five bouts is Deiveson Figueiredo, UFC’s flyweight champ. But it’s hard to turn our backs on Askar Askarov. The tough Russian fighter is 11-0-1. Askar has won 3 fights via KO and 7 via submission.
- UFC Free Pick: Askar Askarov
Dolidze -190 / Ibragimov +155
Undefeated at 6-0, Roman Dolidze makes his UFC debut. Don’t be fooled. There are plenty of non-UFC mixed-martial-arts fight leagues on this planet that produce excellent brawlers. Dolidze is one of them.
- UFC Free Pick: Roman Dolidze
Dawson -225 / Narimani +185
Dawson has a 2-inch height advantage and 2-inch reach advantage. He’s also 15-1. The chalk takes this.
- UFC Free Pick: Grant Dawson
Duffy -355 / Alvarez +280
Alvarez has a 4-inch reach advantage. But that’s not the real reason to like the dog in this fight. Joel Alvarez knocked out his last opponent. He’s 14-0 via submission wins/losses. If he’s developed a game in the stand up, watch out. The physical tools are there. Back the underdog.
- UFC Free Pick: Joel Alvarez
Johns +170 / Jackson -210
9-1 Montel Jackson should use his 4 ½ inches reach advantage to dominate Brett Johns. At -210, Jackson might be an overlay.
- UFC Free Pick: Montel Jackson
Ramos +160 / Tsarukyan -200
Tsarukyan can fight both standing up and on the ground. That should put Davi Ramos in a tough position. The chalk wins again.
- UFC Free Pick: Arman Tsarukyan
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