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Curtis Blaydes vs Junior dos Santos Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC Picks

Curtis “Razor” Blaydes (12-2-0, 1NC) and Junior “Cigano” dos Santos (21-6-0) meet in a heavyweight bout in UFC action on Saturday night at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Curtis Blaydes vs Junior dos Santos Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC Picks
Curtis Blaydes vs Junior dos Santos
January 25,2020
10.30pm (Local time)

With current heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic recovering from an eye injury, a number of potential title challengers are looking to position themselves as future opponents, including these two.

The winner of this bout could put themselves in line for a crack at the title by the end of the year.

The 28 year-old Blaydes has won six of his past seven fights, with the American winning his last fight with a second round TKO against the Russian Shamil Abdurakhimov last September.

Betting Odds - Winner

In his last fight, the 35 year-old Brazilian Junior dos Santos lost to a first round TKO to Cameroon’s Francis Ngannou back in June 2019. Dos Santos won the heavyweight title back in 2012 when he knocked out Cain Velasquez. He won’t get too many more opportunities at regaining the title, but a win here could put him in the frame.

The Brazilian has superb hand speed and punching power to ensure that he is always a threat. It’s also never been easy taking Dos Santos to the mat, as he’s always excelled in terms of takedown defense.

However, he can be backed against the fence when put under pressure and that could be his downfall here.

Blaydes vs dos Santos Betting Lines & Pick

In terms of UFC betting picks going into this fight, only Ngannou (on two occasions) has beaten Blaydes and the American looks to have more tools at his disposal to beat Dos Santos.

Blaydes can be backed at odds of -230 (1.43) with Sports Interaction on the Money Line, with Dos Santos at +200 (3.00) with bet365.

It’s the Method of Victory market that we’ll go to for our tip though, with Blaydes to win by KO TKO or Disqualification at -110 (1.91) with Betway Sports.

UFC Pick: Method of Victory - Curtis Blaydes to win by KO TKO or Disqualification @ -110 (1.91) with Betway

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