Greg Hardy Vs Allen Crowder Odds and Betting Preview
January 14, 2019
The co-main event at UFC Fight Night 143 features a rare UFC debutant, as former American Football star Greg Hardy has his first official fight in the promotion, having impressed with his two wins in the Dane White Contenders Series.
Hardy is a controversial character outside of the cage, but has a big following, is a beastly athlete standing at all of 6ft 4” and weighing over 260 lb – he’s a hugely exciting addition to the heavyweight roster!
Understandably, the UFC fight organisers seem to have given Greg Hardy an easy enough opponent for his debut. Allen Crowder is 9-3 in pro MMA. Yes, he has won nine times and has a good level of ability, but his three losses point to him being very vulnerable to a rising force such as Greg Hardy.
Greg Hardy vs Allen Crowder Betting Odds
The Greg Hardy vs Allen Crowder betting lines have Crowder as a fairly unfancied +400 underdog with bet365* and if pushed for a strong UFC betting prediction, he will surely struggle to cope with the power and movement of the strong -550 favourite Hardy.
For slightly better UFC betting odds you can get -345 at Betway Sports on Greg Hardy winning the fight by KO/TKO or DQ rather than the straight up win.
Greg Hardy vs Allen Crowder Pick
Many people have questioned the wisdom in having a UFC debutant as the co-main event on a card as important as this one in New York, and while it is a bit of a gamble for the UFC, if Greg Hardy wins as expected here, his stock will rise considerably after another easy win or two.
UFC boss Dana White will then be looking to step Hardy up in class and put some real big fights together, so our main UFC betting prediction here is for Greg Hardy to win by any means which could go into a few parlay type bets as a banker.
This UFC debut has been carefully orchestrated to go his way and he has the skill and power to back up the hype first time out in this one.