If you’re an MMA lines enthusiast that just can’t wait to cash in on some Octagon action, then you’re going to have a great chance to do just that thanks to my quartet of top picks on the quickly-approaching UFC on FOX 19 main card. Four bouts means you’re going to get four expert picks that all have a great chance of striking pay dirt. With that said, let’s get started.
Top Betting Picks For UFC on Fox 19 Main Card
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Rose Namajunas (-225) vs. Tecia Torres (+185)
Tecia ‘The Tony Tornado’ Torres (7-0) and Rose ‘Thug’ Namajunas (4-2) have fought before, with Torres winning their 2013 bout via unanimous decision. This is a bout that Torres would like to keep upright so that she can use her superior striking while Namajunas would like nothing better than to get her opponent on the ground where she can make anyone tap out.
While the oddsmakers believe Rose Namajunas is likely going to get Torres down on the ground and extract some major revenge in this bout, I love Torres footwork and takedown defense and I believe she will avoid trouble against Namajunas just like she’s done in all seven of her career fights to date.
Torres has won all seven of her career bouts via unanimous decision while Namajunas has recorded all four of her career victories via submission, though she has suffered one submission loss to go along with her defeat against Torres. At a value-packed +185, Tecia Torres is the right pick here despite being the underdog!
The Pick: Tecia Torres via Unanimous decision
Cub Swanson (-125) vs. Hacran Dias (+105)
Brazil’s Hacran Dias (23-3-1) will look to get Cub Swanson (21-7) to the ground in this matchup, but I’m going on record right now to say that’s not happening against Swanson’s excellent takedown defense and seriously superior striking. Dias has won two straight fights coming into this bout but lost his two previous bouts via unanimous decision, so it’s not like he’s on fire or anything. Swanson has plenty of motivation as he enters this bout riding a two-fight losing streak that includes a pair of submission losses in each of his last two bouts.
Still, I think Cub Swanson is the far better and hungrier fighter in this bout and that he’ll get back into the mix for a title fight by getting the ‘W’ in this one.
The Pick: Cub Swanson via third round TKO (punches)