UFC 276 is this weekend’s biggest combat sporting event. The card of phenomenal fights will take place at T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be headlined by two title fights: The co-main event is the third meeting between Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and number one contender Max Holloway. The Main event of the evening will be Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya attempting to defend his belt for the sixth time against Jared Cannonier. I’m going to give you some insight into these two main fights as well as give you a preview of my favorite parlay of the weekend.
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MMA Parlay of the Week
Before we get into analyzing the two title fights this weekend, let’s make a little money, shall we? I’ve been scouring the betting lines and watching fighters get ready for their fights to determine the best parlay for this weekend. This parlay includes four fighters; Jessica Rose Clark, Dricuss Du Plessis, Jim Miller, and Alex Pereira.
Jim Miller in particular is a lock to win his fight in my mind. He’s coming up against a short notice Donald Cerrone who’s had three weight cuts in the past eight weeks. I don’t expect much already out of Cerrone, and Miller has looked great in his last few showings. To hear about the rest of the fights on the parlay be sure to check out my MMA Parlay video on the Sports 2.0 Bets Youtube channel.
Parlay: Jessica Rose Clark, Dricuss Du Plessis, Jim Miller, Alex Pereira – 100 to win 648
Featherweight Foes Clash Once Again at UFC 276
Alex Volkanovski has fought Max Holloway twice already. Those fights were back-to-back for both fighters, meaning they didn’t fight anyone in between. There was only seven months between the first two fights, and Volkanovski came out on top in both of them.
Between the second and third fights however, there will have been more than two years’ time, and both fighters have fought twice in that time against different opponents. This will make this fight more fun and more unpredictable as we haven’t seen these two in the cage against one another in a while.
This fight is must-see tv. Both fighters are levels above everyone else in the division, and although Volkanovski won both fights, the second fight was extremely close. Holloway is one of the best strikers in UFC history, and Volkanovski has been able to work around him in both fights. My best bet for this fight is going to be Holloway by decision at +275.
Holloway is such a skilled fighter and he was one round on one judges scorecard away from winning his title back in 2020. I love the line for Max by decision and think it’s the most reasonable expectation if you think Max will win, as I do.
Best Bet: Holloway by decision +275
Middleweight Titans Clash in Las Vegas
The Middleweight division for many years has been dominated by Israel Adesanya. His most recent defeat of Robert Whittaker was impressive, but lacked style and show. Israel assures us that this weekend in Vegas he will show the world how good he is and has said that Cannonier is, “going to get choked out or knocked out.”
Cannonier is a great fighter and earned his title shot off of a victory against Derek Brunson. While I have a ton of respect for Cannonier and his abilities, Robert Whittaker made him look foolish in their fight in Abu Dhabi, and Whittaker struggled with Adesanya in their most recent fight. I expect Adesanya to handle Cannonier much easier than he handled Whittaker and will finish him in the first three rounds.
Best Bet: Adesanya by KO/TKO +150