UFC 222 Odds – Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega Betting Guide
Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (22-5, 7 KOs, 4 SUBs) will meet undefeated Brian Ortega (13-0, 2 KOs, 7 SUBs) at UFC 222 on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card issuers reside on pay-per-view starting 10 p.m. ET after the FS1 prelims. Bet on the most current UFC odds at BookMaker.eu and get the most recent previews, predictions and selections today.
God bless Frankie Edgar. Instead of sitting on the sidelines and waiting for his title shot against Max Holloway – which was probably what 99% of fighters could have done – that the former lightweight champ is electing to remain with this Saturday’s UFC 222 card in Las Vegas. Not only is he denying his name shot, he’s meeting arguably the most popular fighter in the division, the undefeated Brian Ortega.
Cruising the messageboards, I have seen a lot of fan love for Edgar for being a”real” fighter. It’s hard not to agree, particularly once you’ve got guys like Tyron Woodley who sat out for a year and a half to get his opportunity at the strap. Let’s not forget how much more a fighter stands to make not only in a title fight, but also in sponsorship opportunities as the winner. However, Edgar has always been a competitor, and in his words, he”was sick of not fighting”.
So we have got among the branch’s most experienced scrappers meeting one of it’s most dangerous BJJ players. How should you wager this battle? Let’s take a look at the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu, break the matchup and go over your best betting choices.
UFC Odds at BookMaker.eu
Brian Ortega +170
Frankie Edgar -215
Fight goes/doesn’t go to conclusion -230/+170
Edgar started as more than a 2-1 favorite, along with his cash line has hovered around the -200 into -215 range. Ortega can be found anywhere from +150 to +170. Oddsmakers are giving Edgar a ton of respect, despite Ortega stealing the show with a beastly triumph over Cub Swanson in his last outing.
I would expect a flood of late bets on Ortega, as his potential is too tantalizing to ignore. It’s impossible not to think you are looking at a future champion when you watch him fight. Although Edgar is by far the very best opponent’s he’s faced,”The Answer” is also 36 and a little past his prime.
There is an obvious size difference between the two. Although Edgar is a former lightweight, he’s a tiny enough 145er that there has been rumblings of him falling down to bantamweight. In contrast, Ortega is a huge featherweight who has to cut considerable pounds to create the limit. Against Swanson, who is by no means little, Ortega looked like he had been in another weight class.
However, Frankie’s made a career out of beating larger dudes. His skillset is exceptionally well-rounded, and it begins with elite footwork and wrestling. On the feet, Frankie is in perpetual motion, moving in and out, side to side, into array and sliding out while peppering opponents with head-body punching combinations. The man wouldn’t be out of place inside a squared circle.