Leon Edwards vs Gunnar Nelson Odds and Betting Prediction
March 14, 2019
Leon “Rocky” Edwards (16-3-0) fights Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson (17-3-1) in a welterweight bout on Saturday 16th March 2019 at the O2 in London in UFC Fight Night 147.
The 27 year-old Birmingham-born Edwards will be the home fighter, so will have the majority of the support behind him at the O2. Edwards is also in decent form, having won his last six fights, beating some quality opponents in the process. Last time out, Edwards had a particularly impressive victory against the American Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Nelson currently has a lower ranking than Cerrone was at the time of that fight.
The new welterweight champion, Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman has beaten Edwards previously, so if the Brummie wants another shot at the title in the future, he will definitely need to stop the likes of Nelson on the way.
The 30 year-old Icelander Gunnar Nelson has a karate background and he is also one of the very best grapplers in the welterweight division. In his last fight against Alex Oliveira, Nelson drew out a submission after driving his weight behind an elbow that sliced up Oliveira’s face.
Nelson is regarded as a solid contender in the welterweight division, but needs a win against a fighter such as Edwards if he is to push on and establish himself among the upper echelons of this division.
Leon Edwards vs Gunnar Nelson Lines & Prediction
With regards to UFC predictions for this bout, the betting value could be on the underdog as far as picks are concerned, with there not being a great deal to choose between the two fighters.
The UFC betting odds show the line on Edwards at -150 at Betway, while Nelson is available at +130 at bet365. At those UFC odds, Nelson looks worthy of a bet.
Pick: Fight Result – Gunnar Nelson @ +130 (bet365)