Jussier Formiga vs Joseph Benavidez Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC Preview
June 27, 2019
Jussier Formiga and Joseph Benavidez are two of the main protagonists to the Flyweight title challenge and their co-main event fight at UFC on ESPN 3 this Saturday night in Minneapolis is a hugely significant encounter for the division. Henry Cejudo is the current King, but as always sharks are lurking and these two are near the top of the pile.
The UFC lines and betting picks for this co-main event are closely matched between the solid Benavidez and the steadily rising force that is Formiga.
Formiga beat Luke Nguyen in a performance of the night submission at UFC 221 in February of 2018, before a UD (unanimous decision) victory over up and coming Sergio Pettis last October. He also won by ‘UD’ against the dangerous Deiveson Figueiredo in his first fight of 2019 and appears to be coming to the boil of a title shot earning performance every nicely.
Formiga is a submission specialist so will be comfortable if this goes to the ground, while he also has the Octagon craft and technical experience and indeed work rate, so should impress the judges if this one stays on the feet for three rounds; it promises to be a great fight.
Jussier Formiga Vs Joseph Benavidez Betting Lines and Pick
Joseph Benavidez is a real standard setter for the Flyweights and has been a boogie man in the division for some years now. The oddsmakers are taking no chances with Benavidez though, making him a -175 favourite with bet365, coming here on the back of two convincing victories.
Jussier Formiga has an increasingly formidable resume however and makes for an interesting and very dangerous +150 underdog at the Betway Sportsbook, and the Brazilian looks to be peaking and will be our main betting pick to win on the available UFC betting lines.
Betting Pick: Jussier Formiga to beat Benavidez at +150 Betway