Michael Johnson vs Stevie Ray Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night Picks
October 24, 2019
Michael “The Menace” Johnson (19-14-0) and Stevie “Braveheart” Ray (22-9-0) meet in a Lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 162 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang in Singapore on Saturday evening (local time).
Johnson moves back to the Lightweight division after a not altogether successful spell as a Featherweight, with the 33 year-old American only going 2-2 at 145 pounds. His last fight at Featherweight resulted in a 3rd Round KO against Josh Emmett back in March. He’s now back at 155lbs, which looks to be a sensible decision.
Ray is also coming into this fight on the back of a defeat, with the 29 year-old Scotsman having lost to the Brazilian Leonardo Santos by 1st Round KO in June. “Braveheart” could really do with a win here after having lost four of his last seven fights in the Octagon.a
Betting Odds - Winner
- Michael Johnson to win at -333 (1.30) $200* Free Bet
- Stevie Ray to win at +250 (3.50) $200* Free Bet
- Michael Johnson to win at -277 (1.36) $250 Free Bet
- Stevie Ray to win at +200 (3.00) $250 Free Bet
- Michael Johnson to win at -344 (1.29) $250 Free Bet
- Stevie Ray to win at +260 (3.60) $250 Free Bet
- Michael Johnson to win at -370 (1.27) $200 Free Bet
- Stevie Ray to win at +250 (3.50) $200 Free Bet
Michael Johnson vs Stevie Ray Betting Lines & Pick
Michael Johnson is justifiably the favourite in the Fight Result betting odds at -333 (1.30) with bet365, with the best line on the underdog Stevie Ray at +260 (3.60) with Betway Sports.
Johnson has been in against some of the top UFC fighters and has recorded some excellent wins over the likes of Dustin Poirier, Edson Barboza, Gleison Tibau, Danny Castillo and Tony Ferguson. However, he’s far from a consistent fighter and has also lost to the likes of Darren Elkins, Reza Madadi and Paul Sass.
When it comes down to our UFC Fight Night 162 pick for this co-main event, that inconsistency means that you can’t bet on Johnson with any great certainty. However, he is a level above Ray at his best and is therefore the tip to win here.
UFC Fight Night 162 Pick: Fight Result – Michael Johnson to Win @ -333 (1.30) with bet365