The GamingZion MMA betting experts are back to preview UFC 210, taking a look at the some of the best betting options available.
On April 8th, two of the best light-heavyweights in MMA will face off in a rematch for the undisputed title. Champion Daniel Cormier will be making his second title defense after capturing the belt in May of 2013. Number one contender Anthony Johnson will be given his second crack at the belt after three straight KO victories. There are some great fights on the undercard as well, and our MMA betting experts are here to break down the UFC 210 betting odds.
Bet on Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson
UFC 210 main event betting odds
- Daniel Cormier: 1.86
- Anthony Johnson: 1.80
Kevin: This fight is a rematch of their fight from May of 2015. Johnson showed the type of power he possesses in the first round of that fight by knocking Cormier across the cage with an overhand right, but eventually succumbed to his Achilles heel of wrestling and constant pressure.
DC has the blueprint on how to beat Anthony, but he’s got to be wary of the power strikes. I disagree agree with most online sportsbooks in the UK here, and feel like Daniel’s wrestling game is just too strong for Johnson to fend off.
Prediction: Daniel Cormier via 4th round submission
Akos: Since Anthony Johnson lost to Daniel Cormier, he’s looked unstoppable. Using his patented striking game, he’s taken out three top 10 contenders, most recently knocking out Glover Teixeira in just 13 seconds.
It’s no secret that Daniel Cormier has been dealing with injuries over the past several years, and his last victory over Anderson Silva didn’t prove much. The hot streak of Anthony Johnson and DC’s long layoff makes me think there will be a new champion. NetBet Sportsbook lists the odds almost even, and our MMA betting experts team understands why.
Prediction: Anthony Johnson via 2nd round TKO
Bet on Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi
UFC 210 co-main event betting odds
- Chris Weidman: 1.86
- Gegard Mousasi: 1.80
Kevin: Chris Weidman has had a tough year. After making UK gambling news back in May of 2015 with a title defense over Vitor Belfort, he’s lost two straight fights by stoppage against Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero. He’s told the media he’s “done with losing,” but is facing a massive test against Dutch striker Gegard Mousasi.
With four straight victories, Gegard Mousasi is beginning to look like the champion many MMA betting experts predicted he would become. Mousasi possesses some of the most elite striking skills in the sport, and he’s shown to be adept on the ground as well. Unfortunately, wrestling has proved time and time again to be the one chink in Gegard’s armor, and Chris Weidman is arguably the best wrestler at 185 pounds.
Prediction: Chris Weidman via unanimous decision
This fight could easily headline a UFC event around the world. These two men have been at the top of the middleweight rankings for years, and the winner may find themselves fighting for a belt at the end of the year.
In some ways, this fight is the classic grappler vs. striker matchup. In reality though, both of these fighters are well-rounded and dangerous everywhere. Weidman showed his KO power on the feet by stopping Anderson Silva in the second round, and Mousasi showed his impressive grappling ability by submitting Mark Munoz back in May of 2014. I’m expecting a war here, but I agree with Kevin and think Weidman’s pressure and wrestling heavy game will be too much for Mousasi to handle.
Prediction: Chris Weidman via 3rd round submission
UFC 210 will be in important event for the future. The winner of DC vs. Johnson may be the next man to face Jon Jones when his suspension is up, and the co-main event victor could be the next challenger for the 185 pound strap.
Which of our MMA betting experts do you agree with? Will we see a new champion in the main event? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, and make sure to check out NetBet Sportsbook for a full list of UFC 210 betting odds!