Paul Felder vs Edson Barboza Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC 242 Picks
September 05, 2019
Edson “Junior” Barboza (20-7-0) has some famous highlight reel KO wins to his name over the years and the Brazilian kickboxing specialist looks to get back in the winning vibe here against Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder (16-4-0), having lost three of his past four UFC fights.
When these two fighters met back in 2015, Barboza handed Felder his first loss inside the UFC with a decision win after a very exciting three-round bout.
A lot has happened to both men since then, Paul Felder may be the +135 (2.35) underdog on the betting lines (Sports Interaction), but he still rates an interesting UFC betting tip for this co-main event. It’s a huge opportunity to get back a loss, one which would’ve really stung at the time given it was his first as a professional fighter.
Betting Odds -Winner
History can often repeat itself in the UFC though and Barboza will be confident he can outwork and out-strike his former rival for a second time at UFC 242 on Saturday night (September 7) which is part of the Abu Dhabi Showdown Week at The Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Felder vs Barboza Betting Lines & Picks
Despite recent form, Edson Barboza is the -160 (1.62) favourite to win with bet365 against Paul Felder, otherwise known as “The Irish Dragon”.
Felder comes here on the back of a good win over James Vick, so it is a little surprising to see him trading as the +135 (2.35) underdog at Sports Interaction on the UFC betting lines. However, there is one glaring reason as to why this is the case, and that is these two stand up strikers have met before.
Since that first fight, Felder has become a well known UFC analyst and commentator, he has matured as a fighter and perhaps importantly, he now catches Barboza during a poor spell in his career, where the Brazilian may just be vulnerable and losing half a step of that speed of old.
It still remains to be confirmed and there is no doubt these two top quality lightweight performers are very closely matched, but at +350 (4.50) with Sports Interaction for a Decision win, Paul Felder is the betting prediction, just, this time around.
UFC 242 Betting Tips: Paul Felder to win by Decision +350 (4.50) with Sports Interaction