UFC 226 Predictions and Betting Odds

  • 3 Oct, 2019

Global Fight Week culminates in UFC 226, among the best cards on paper we have seen in some time. This card is piled to bottom — I’d seriously advise watching nearly all the bouts with this card — but that doesn’t always lend itself well to bettors. Do not worry, I am here to bring you a comprehensive breakdown and forecast for every single fight on the main card of UFC 226. 2018 Prediction Record To Date Straight Up Picking Favorites Picking Underdogs 27-19 23-13 4-6 Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier Miocic (-250) has assembled his game around his world-class boxing abilities. He constantly probes with his long jab as he waits for his opportunity to cancel. That being said, Miocic might be better if he’s fighting in a phone booth with more power in his short punches than most people have, period. In addition, the reigning champion is a former D1 wrestler that has adapted his personality excellently to MMA. Generally, these skills are used defensively but Miocic may also use them to wear down opponents — view his most recent bout versus Francis Ngannou. If he’s one big drawback, it is his defense. He’s got a bad tendency to have a hit to give a hit. Cormier (+195) is first and foremost a series wrestling expert. The former Olympian is at his best when he could get his competitor’s back against the cage and start working his enormous selection of takedowns. If he gets on top, DC is a master at making his opponent work when giving them go. His striking isn’t the sexiest but the meat-and-potatoes strategy is getting an superb secondary skill set for Cormier. Though he’s known to be a heavyweight — 13-0 at the weight class — his height and reach disadvantage will be pronounced in this one. Contrary to the betting odds, I wouldn’t be shocked if Cormier won this struggle. The only person to beat him is Jon Jones. However, Miocic is an excellent fighter that can make use of his reach advantage over the smaller Cormier and the heavyweight winner’s wrestling background means he will not be steamrolled by the former Olympian. Read more: https://www.sporttobet.com/

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Dr. Patrick Cohn is the owner of Peak Performance Sports and a world-renowned mental training expert who works with athletes of all levels including junior, collegiate, professional, and senior athletes.
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