UFC 224 is stacked with plenty of enjoyable and name brand UFC fighters looking to put on a show for the Brazilian crowd. Don’t get blinded by the flashy names of the past or the exciting new prospects — maintain a level head when betting on UFC 224. Below are a few of the best bets, according to numbers, for UFC 224.
John Lineker Can Be 6-0 In His Last 6 Fights Outside The U.S.
John Lineker is known for being a whirling dervish of pure violence and aggression who simply overwhelms his rivals with his ferocity. Considering joining the UFC in 2012, Lineker is 11-3 with the organization but what is most striking is his performances outside the USA.
Lineker is 6-0 under the UFC banner in bouts held outside the U.S. — four of which took place in his home state of Brazil. Unsurprisingly,”Hands of Stone” entered five of the six bouts as a betting favorite with the lone exception being when he was a +110 underdog vs Azamat Gashimov (yeah, I don’t know who that is ).
Together with Lineker putting so much chalk in those fights, bettors haven’t made a whole lot of money financing the Brazilian — you’d be up $289.70 in the event that you bet $100 on every one of his six fights outside America. But, Lineker remains a wonderful bit of a parlay and this trend also indicates that perhaps you should not back Brian Kelleher as an underdog in this bout.
Vitor Belfort Is 0-4 In His Last 4 Fights As An Underdog
Vitor Belfort’s peak has long since passed “The Phenom” looking like a shell of his former self. And bettors must be careful at the notion of backing him in what is supposed to be Belfort’s retirement struggle, as he is 0-4 in his last four as a dog.
That record drops to 0-5 in the event that you include a reduction to Kelvin Gastelum which was finally overturned after Gastelum tested positive for marijuana (yeah, I understand ). In all fairness, Belfort was a pretty hefty dog in the majority of those fights, so bettors wouldn’t be up a huge sum for fading the Brazilian in these excursions.
For a more in-depth look at Belfort’s struggles as an underdog, I composed a bit you can check out. This includes the best way to generate cash when evaporating The Phenom.