UFC 229 Betting Preview & Expert Predictions

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 3, 2018 in

Las Vegas will be rocking on Saturday night as the “Notorious” Conor McGregor makes his return to the Octagon after a 2-year absence. This will be his toughest MMA fight to date, as he takes on the 26-0 Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Let’s check the latest odds while making some predictions.

UFC 229 Betting Preview & Expert Predictions

Lightweight Title Fight

The Russian, known as the Eagle comes in with a 26-0 record. He stands 5’10 and weights 155 lbs. His grappling skills are much better than that of The Notorious.

McGregor, the Irishman will come into the bout with a 21-3 record. It’s been a while since McGregor fought in a big event. His advantage comes in the strikes landed per minutes, as it is more than 1 per minute more.

Will the favored Khabib (-155) try to wrestle McGregor and wear him down, or will he try to stand toe-to-toe with one of MMA’s best strikers? McGregor loves the big stage and will want to put on a show in his return to MMA. Look for Nurmagomedov to try to trade punches with McGregor and end up on the end of a Conor McGregor knockout flurry. McGregor wins by KO.

Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis

Tony Ferguson takes on Anthony Pettis in the lightweight division. The favored Ferguson and his wild, free-swinging style, will have a battle with the underdog, sneaky-quick Pettis. Ferguson from the United States is 25-3 in his career. He lands nearly 5.10 strikes per minute. His opponent, known as Showtime is 21-7 on the year. His advantage is going to come with the ability to take down in his grappling.

Anthony Pettis comes in as the underdog for UFC 229.

Look for Pettis (+270) to catch Ferguson in a submission maneuver and upset the favored Ferguson.

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes

MMA veteran Ovince Saint Preux will take on the up-and-coming Dominick Reyes in a light heavyweight division battle. Reyes is 9-0 in his short UFC career with 3 first-round knockouts. The favored Reyes (-225) will look to end this fight quickly. The savvy Saint Preux will be ready, but look for Reyes to end this fight via a 2nd round KO.

We are really looking forward to these fights. As we mentioned to start, this is going to be a great event in Las Vegas. Connor McGregor back fighting is great for the sport, and he is going to not only draw people in the seats but pay-per-view tickets as well. Good luck with all your bets for this event, and enjoy the fights.