Rafael dos Anjos vs Leon Edwards Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC Tips
July 18, 2019
ESPN team up with the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the fourth time on Saturday night, for a fight card brought to you from San Antonio, Texas. The main event is a fiery match-up between former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos (29-11-0) and rising British star Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards (17-3-0).
Dos Anjos has lost three of his past four fights, but he did secure a submission victory over top contender Kevin Lee in his last fight, which will have given the 34-year-old a renewed sense of confidence in the division.
Some people think this match-up is a title eliminator fight, with the winner next in line to face the champion Kamaru Usman. This would be music to the ears of Leon Edwards, who lost to Usman back in 2015 and will have been praying for a revenge opportunity since.
Leon Edwards has been on a tear. The British man has won his last seven fights since that loss to Usman, including impressive victories over Donald Cerrone and Gunnar Nelson in his last two fights. Generally speaking, Edwards is a work horse who grinds out wins on the scorecards and he has cardio for days, so the five rounds for this main event slot won’t be a problem. Indeed, he outgunned Cerrone over the twenty-five minute, five-round fight when they met in Singapore last Summer.
Rafael dos Anjos vs Leon Edwards Betting Lines & Tips
The UFC betting lines for this 170lb welterweight encounter are very tight between evenly matched opponents. Sports Interaction offers Leon Edwards at odds of -115 (1.87), so he is the narrow favourite in the eyes of the bookies. This may come as a surprise to a lot of MMA experts and fans. Rafael Dos Anjos is available to back at +100 (2.00) with bet365.
This fight is really difficult to predict. Leon Edwards is in the form of his life right now and is on the cusp of securing a title shot against an old foe.
Overcoming a tenacious Rafael Dos Anjos won’t be easy but Leon Edwards is the pick of the UFC betting lines and our overall betting prediction to win the main event at the AT & T Center on Saturday.
UFC Betting Pick: Leon Edwards to beat Dos Anjos at -115 (1.87) with Sports Interaction