Almeida vs. Garbrandt UFC Fight Night 88 Odds

Posted by Aaron . on May 26, 2016 in

It doesn’t getter better than this for a dream fight in the UFC..!

This weekend, the MMA betting lines will feature a blockbuster fight between two of the best knockout artists in the sport as Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt take it to the Octagon to prove supremacy in an enticing UFC Fight Night 88 showdown. More than that, both fighters will have their respective unbeaten records on the line in Las Vegas on Sunday, setting up a fascinating bantamweight bout. Which of these two fighters will be walking away with the win in this headliner? Join us as we take you through an online sportsbook betting preview of this sure-to-entertain fight between two of the baddest uprising stars in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Almeida vs. Garbrandt UFC Fight Night 88 Odds and Preview

When: Sunday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET
Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Fox Sports 1
MMA Odds: Almeida -150, Garbrandt +130, OVER/UNDER: 1.5

 

 

Why Bet on Almeida (21-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC)

Ranked at No. 12 in the Bantamweight division, Almeida is one of the fast-rising stars in his division, boasting of 21 wins in his career with no defeats, with 16 of those wins coming via knockouts. This fight will be Almeida’s fourth fight since the start of 2015, and the fact that he’s coming off a commanding November victory over Anthony Birchak will be a big motivation for him to fight well here. Most notably, Almeida is a strong fighter on his feet, evidenced by his 76 percent career win record via knockouts, including three knockouts in his four UFC fights so far. If he can bring his solid standup game and aggressiveness to this fight, a win should be highly likely for the Brazilian.

Why Bet on Garbrandt (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC)

Though unranked, Garbrandt is a honorable mention in the bantamweight division with an equally bright future ahead of him, going by his accomplishments so far. His 8-0 record is a small sample-size to measure his full potential, but with 88 percent of his fights won by knockout, you can expect the American to bring plenty of firepower to this fight. Like Almeida, this will be Garbrandt’s fourth fight since the start of 2015, with his most recent win coming over Augusto Mendes in February. Besides his knack for violent strikes on his feet, Garbrandt—a member of the famous Team Alpha Male—has some decent wrestling skills at his disposal, which could trouble Almeida if the fight goes to the ground. That said, Almeida has a five-inch reach advantage over Garbrandt, so the young American will need to find a way of controlling the fight’s pace while counter-attacking the Brazilian in a calculated manner.

Expert MMA Picks and Predictions

Both fighters are sure to give a nice-to-watch contest, especially on the air, but Almeida should have the final laugh, using his experience and better physique to beat Garbrandt, most probably via knockout.

My MMA Winning Pick: Almeida