Jim Miller vs Clay Guida Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC on ESPN 5 Pick
August 01, 2019
The co-main event at UFC on ESPN 5 in New Jersey is a clash of true MMA veterans. Jim Miller (30-13-0-1NC) and Clay Guida (35-18-0) have been around the sport for many, many years now and this will be a popular match-up for the fans.
Clay Guida has won five of his last nine fights and scored a win over UFC legend BJ Penn in his last outing in June. But he was a bit quiet that night, lacking real venom and in reality, he should have been able to put Penn away there – but he didn’t. He bravely took this 155lb fight on short notice, but he’s a more natural fighter at 145lb and Jim Miller is a big, strong lightweight.
Jim Miller has lost five of his last seven, but won two of his past three fights. With a record of 30-13-0, he is one of the toughest, most durable and experienced men on the UFC roster.
Jim Miller vs Clay Guida – Who will win?
Jim Miller is clearly working hard to improve his overall game and Clay Guida is the ideal opponent for him to improve his more recent record after a string of poor showings in recent years.
They say every dog has his day and Jim Miller could well remember 2019 as the year he showed everybody that you can work your way back to the top, or near it enough to be proud of your achievements in the sport.
Jim Miller Vs Clay Guida Betting Lines & Pick
Jim Miller, fresh on the back of a much-needed win in his last fight, is available to back at -175 (1.57) with Sports Interaction for this interesting encounter.
Clay “The Carpenter” Guida is much better known as a featherweight though, so taking this lightweight fight on fairly short notice means he is the betting underdog on the UFC betting lines at +150 (2.50) with bet365 Sportsbook
Miller is the favourite on the betting lines for this one and we can expect him to prove a bit too strong for Guida. If he doesn’t get the submission, he should just nick this one on the scorecards.
UFC Betting Picks: Jim Miller to beat Clay Guida at -175 (1.57) with Sports Interaction