The Apex in Las Vegas sets the stage for UFC 250 betting on Saturday night. The main card features 5 fights headlined by Amanda Nunes putting the featherweight championship on the line vs. Felicia Spencer. 3 of the fights are bantamweight as well so it could be a long night of fighting so we’re going to get our money’s worth.
Sean O’Malley (-550) vs. Eddie Wineland (+375)
Sean O’Malley is looking like a great bet to improve his record to 12-0 as he’s a huge favorite in UFC 250 betting against Eddie Wineland (24-13-1). O’Malley is 3-0 in the UFC (2 DEC, 1KO) and holds a 3″ arm and leg reach advantage over the 35-year-old Wineland. Wineland scored a win in his last fight, but that was almost a year ago. O’Malley had an electric 1st round KO of Jose Quinonez in March.
Pick: O’Malley by KO -120
Neil Magny (-150) vs. Anthony Rocco-Martin (+120)
On paper Neil Magny (22-8) presents a huge matchup problem with Anthony Rocco-Martin (17-5). Magny is 3″ taller with a 6.5″ arm reach advantage and 4″ more in leg reach. Magny shook off some ring rust back in March with a decision win over Jingliang Li – his first bout since November of 2018. Rocco-Martin has won 5 of his last 6 in the UFC but hasn’t been in the octagon since a DEC win in November. Ultimately, this one could go all sorts of ways.
Pick: Magny by decision +140
Aljamain Sterling (-120) vs. Cory Sandhagen (-110)
Aljamain Sterling (18-3) vs. Cory Sandhagen (12-1) has a great chance of being the fight of the night for UFC 250 betting. Combined, the fighters have won 9 straight bouts with Sterling boasting a perfect 5-0 record in the UFC. After three early finishes, Sandhagen has won the last two by decision and 3 of his 4 recent wins have gone the distance. Sandhagen has a 50% takedown accuracy and also lands 7.1 strikes/min (Sterling 4.9).
Pick: Sandhagen -110
Cody Garbrandt (-165) vs. Raphael Assuncao (+135)
The UFC 250 betting co main event features Cody Garbrandt (11-3) trying to resurrect his career vs. Raphael Assuncao (27-7). Garbrandt had seemed like a force in winning his first 6 fights (4 by KO) en route to the bantamweight championship. Garbrandt dropped the belt in the first of back-to-back defeats to TJ Dillashaw in 2017 however. His last fight was March of 2019, a 1st round TKO defeat vs. Pedro Munhoz.
Can Assuncao take advantage of this opportunity as a +135 underdog? The 37-year-old has 9 years on Garbrandt and is on a 2-fight losing streak of his own. An early finish seems likely in this one, just hard to tell from who.
Pick: Fight does not go the distance -135
Amanda Nunes (-600) vs. Felicia Spencer (+400)
Oddsmakers aren’t expecting much of a main event in listing Amanda Nunes (19-4) the biggest favorite of the night at an incredible -600. Is a wager on Felicia Spencer with a +400 line simply the flier to take? Spencer isn’t getting much credit despite her 8-1 career record. Spencer has won 2 of her first 3 UFC fights, ending both in the 1st (SUB, KO).
Nunes is a different animal however, having defended the belt successfully six straight times. She won the title with a 1st round submission of Miesha Tate back in 2016 and only needed 0:48 to defend the belt the next fight vs. Ronda Rousey. Overall Nunes has won 10 straight, ending 7 of them early. The featherweight champ did go to a decision in her last fight though, ultimately winning out over Germaine de Randamie.
Pick: Fight does not complete 2 full rounds (Even)