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Rafael dos Anjos vs Michael Chiesa Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night 166

Rafael “RDA” dos Anjos (29-12-0) takes on Michael “Maverick” Chiesa (16-4-0) in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 166 on Saturday night the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Rafael dos Anjos vs Michael Chiesa Predictions & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night 166
Rafael dos Anjos vs Michael Chiesa
January 25,2020
10PM (local time)

Rafael “RDA” dos Anjos (29-12-0) takes on Michael “Maverick” Chiesa (16-4-0) in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 166 on Saturday night the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Although Dos Anjos has lost three of his last four bouts, those losses have come against elite fighters in Colby Covington, Kamaru Usman and, last time out, Leon Edwards in July last year. All the defeats have also come by unanimous decision. The one win in this time came against Kevin Lee.

The 35 year-old Brazilian is difficult to stop once he’s on the front foot and also has a great cardio. He’ll certainly have no problems should this fight go the full 15 minutes.

Betting Odds - Winner

The 32 year-old American Michael Chiesa’s move to Welterweight has proven a good one to date, with a couple of wins over veteran opponents. Dos Anjos is a step-up in class though and with Chiesa having slowed down in the latter stages of some fights, “RDA” could control this bout after the opening couple of rounds.

In his last fight, “Maverick” beat his 38 year-old fellow American Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision at UFC 239 in July 2019. In his 16 career wins to date, Chiesa has 11 from submission, so it’s clear where his strengths lie.

Dos Anjos vs Chiesa Betting Lines & Prediction

Looking at UFC Fight Night 166 predictions going into this fight, Rafael dos Anjos has to be the tip based on the level of opposition he has been fighting compared to Michael Chiesa.

Dos Anjos can be backed at odds of -260 (1.38) with Sports Interaction, with Chiesa at +225 (3.25) with bet365.

The Method of Victory market offers a more attractive UFC betting option, with dos Anjos to win by Decision or Technical Decision at +163 (2.63) with Betway Sports.

UFC Fight Night 166 Pick: Method of Victory - Rafael dos Anjos to win by Decision or Technical Decision @ +163 (2.63) with Betway

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