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Demian Maia vs Gilbert Burns Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night 170 Pick

The Brazilian duo of Demian Maia (28-9-0) and Gilbert “Durinho” Burns (17-3-0) battle it out in a Welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 170 at the Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Brazil on Saturday night.
Demian Maia vs Gilbert Burns
March 14,2020
11PM (Approx)

The 42 year-old veteran Maia comes into this bout on a three-fight winning streak, with his latest victory coming with his 14th career submission against Ben Askren in the third round in October last year.

The 33 year-old Burns is himself currently on a four-fight UFC winning streak, having beaten Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson on a unanimous decision in his last fight in September 2019. His last loss came in July 2018, when he was knocked out by Dan Hooker.

Although both fighters will be on home soil, Maia will have the majority of the backing from the crowd due to his huge popularity in the country as a UFC legend.

Betting Odds - Winner

Maia vs Burns UFC Fight Night Betting Lines & Tip

Both fighters are Brazilian jiu-jitsu experts, but Gilbert Burns could have the edge as the more technical and powerful striker.

Although Demian Maia has only been finished once in his career (and that way back in 2009), Burns could do enough to win this on a decision and, with regards to UFC Fight Night 170 tips coming into this fight, it’s the younger man that we are backing as our pick to emerge victorious.

The Fight Result betting has Burns available at odds of -175 (1.57) with bet365, while the line on Maia is at +155 (2.55) with Sports Interaction.

UFC Fight Night 170 Tips: Fight Result – Gilbert Burns to Win @ -175 (1.57) with bet365

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