UFC on ESPN: Covington vs Lawler Bets

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This weekend sees UFC on ESPN 5 take place and it’s getting a lot more press than the usual UFC TV shows.

That’s all down to one man, and his name is Colby Covington.

Colby is quite the guy and is doing a great job at making a name for himself. He won the interim UFC Welterweight Championship and took it all the way to the White House to present it to Donald Trump. He also goes about wearing a Make America Great Again hat constantly.

As if that wasn’t enough – Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump have confirmed they will be in attendance for this show to cheer on Colby, who is on a 6 fight win streak. That’s getting a lot of news and this will likely be the most watched UFC on ESPN to date.

Colby is a strong -225 favourite going up against Robbie Lawler. The card also featured Jim Miller vs Clay Guida which has the possibility of being a great fight, and the likes of Mickey Gall and Scott Holtzman are fighting.

Let’s get to the betting tips:

UFC on ESPN 5 Bets:

Robbie Lawler to win. I love personalities like Colby. Regardless of your political views, I think it’s great to see guys like him stand out. Just like Conor McGregor – whether you love him or hate him, they stand out and are good for the sport.

In saying that, Robbie has his nickname for a reason. The dude is unreal and really was unlucky not to beat Ben Askren. Colby has been reckless in the past and that could spell trouble for him against someone with the skill of Robbie Lawler. You could add an asterisk to Robbies last two fights. You can’t count out Robbie, and he has been improving at stopping wrestlers. The only question will be his cardio.

Jim Miller to win. I used to love Clay Guida, but he’s really lost stock with me over the past few years. He’s not the same fighter he was while Jim Miller actually does seem to be getting something going. Miller is around -140 and I think that’s an excellent price.

The +230 Joaquim Silva to win. Nasrat is one of those guys that just doesn’t seem anything special to me. Silva is someone I see more promise in. This should be a good stand and bang fight but I like Silva to overcome and win probably by decision.

Gerald Meerschaert to win. I like to break fighters into tiers as it helps me figure out their abilities. While Meerschaert has lost quite a few recently, I rank 2 of those against upper tier fighters in Thiago Santos and Jack Hermannson. He’s got the experience and I like him to get back on the winning road here.

Hannah Goldy to win. Goldy is one of those fighters that are getting better and better in my opinion. She has impressed in teh amateurs, and in the contender series and has looked great. Miranda “Danger” Granger has been fun to watch but Goldy is a nice reactive fighter, and I like her to get the win here.