UFC 214 Betting Tips

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It’s actually happening – at least it looks like it is.

UFC 214 featuring Cormier vs Jones II is taking place on July 29th, 2017 and we just can’t wait for it to happen.

Of course there’s still time for it to be called off. You have to hope that Dana has a backup plan. Maybe Anderson Silva is secretly training just in case.

All the talk is of Jones vs Cormier but it’s actually an incredible show featuring the likes of Lawler vs Cerrone and Woodley vs Maia.

I’m pumped for it so let’s get to the betting tips:

UFC 214 Betting Tips:

Cormier vs Jones: Honestly I think Cormier is a solid price at +235. Yes Jones is talented as all hell. I’m not disputing that. However look at his last return – the piss poor performance against OSP. He said that was due to the long layoff and now look how long this layoff is! He’s not finished anyone in his last 4 fights and he really struggled against Gus.

I’m not saying Cormier should be the favourite or anything but when you weigh everything up I do believe Cormier should be about +175 to +190 at best. Anything above that is value in my opinion.

However I wouldn’t go big on it. Just a small bet.

Lawler vs Cerrone: You can get Lawler for about -150 to -160 and that’s good odds for me. Woodley destroyed him at UFC 201 and it’s been a long layoff but I still have faith in Lawler. He’s one of the most talented fighters with the heart of a lion. Against similar opponents he has prevailed and I expect the same to happen here. Lawler is just too talented for Cerrone – his style is going to see Cerrone struggle. The issue really too is that Cerrone won’t be preparing for it like Robbie. He’ll be ready for an all out brawl and Lawler will be too clever for him.

Woodley & Moicano: I’m going with a double on Tyron Woodley and Renato Moicano.

Woodley really showed himself in the matches against Stephen Thompson. I fully believe Woodley grew as a fighter over those two. Maia is solid but I think Woodley has it handled. I also think the undefeated Moicano will handle Ortega. He’s had some great performances against tough fighters and is growing as a fighter. Ortega hasn’t fought in over a year and I just think he’s going to be rusty – that’s a long time.

Finally I’m taking Ricardo Lamas to beat Jason Knight. That’s the main event of the FXX card. Lamas is the gatekeeper of the division and the one in between the elite and the non-elite. You’re only going to beat him if you’re elite and as enjoyable a fighter as Jason Knight is, I just don’t put him in that class.

Either way though it should be an amazing event. Looking forward to it!