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Sport UFC 260: Ngannou vs. Miocic odds, predictions: MMA insider unveils surprising fight card picks

06:50  27 march  2021
06:50  27 march  2021 Source:   cbssports.com

Derrick Lewis hopes to see Francis Ngannou in UFC title fight, down for Ciryl Gane to keep busy

  Derrick Lewis hopes to see Francis Ngannou in UFC title fight, down for Ciryl Gane to keep busy has no desire to sit on the sidelines while the UFC heavyweight title picture comes into focus. Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC), No. 3 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie heavyweight rankings, recently put himself near the front of the title queue when he scored a “Knockout of the Year” contender over Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 185. Under normal circumstances, Lewis would be fighting for the belt next.

UFC 260 fight card , odds . Francis Ngannou -125 vs . Stipe Miocic (c) +105, heavyweight championship . Vicente Luque - 260 vs . Tyron Woodley +210, welterweight. Sean O'Malley -330 vs . Thomas Almeida + 260 , bantamweight. Marc-Andre Barriault -120 vs . Abu Azaitar +100, middleweight. With such a massive main event on tap, the crew at CBS Sports went ahead with predictions and picks for the main card . Here are your pick makers: Brent Brookhouse (Combat sports writer), Brian Campbell (Combat sports writer, co-host of "Morning Kombat"), Matthew Coca

Broadcast coverage of UFC 260 will begin with the UFC Fight Pass prelims at 6:15 p.m. ET followed by the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view event is set to begin at 10 p.m. ET. Miocic and Ngannou are expected to hit the Octagon about 12:15 a.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the length of earlier fights . UFC 260 odds , predictions , betting trends for Stipe Miocic vs . Francis Ngannou 2.

Franics Ngannou says he believed he was ready to become heavyweight champion when he first faced Stipe Miocic three years ago, but the defeat showed him how much he needed to improve. The top-rated contender is eager to show MMA observers that his time has come when he meets the champion again in the main event of UFC 260 on Saturday night. Their rematch tops the main UFC 260 fight card, which is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Ngannou landed hard shots, but dropped a five-round decision in January 2018 to Miocic, who set the UFC record with three successful heavyweight title defenses.

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Ngannou is a -125 favorite (risk $125 to win $100), while Miocic is a +105 underdog in the latest Ngannou vs. Miocic odds from William Hill Sportsbook. In the co-main event, welterweights collide as Vicente Luque (-260) takes on former champion Tyron Woodley. Before making any UFC 260 picks of your own, make sure you check out what SportsLine MMA insider Ian Parker has to say.

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UFC 260 fight card -- Stipe Miocic vs . Francis Ngannou : Five biggest storylines to follow in Las Vegas. UFC 260 took a pair of hits over the past week, including the scheduled co-main event of featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski's title defense against Brian Ortega for the same reason. Losing a small handful of fights hasn't been uncommon for the promotion ahead of each card given the reality that comes with fighters ' training and travel schedules before entering the UFC quarantine bubble during the week of a fight .

We want your predictions for Saturday's UFC 260 , featuring a heavyweight title rematch between champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou . Those MMA Junkie reader consensus picks will be part of the UFC 260 main card staff predictions we release Friday ahead of the event.

A former fighter who's been in the industry for 15 years, Parker has managed some of the world's best, including former UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman, Costas Philippou and Gian Villante. Parker trained alongside UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra. Now, Parker breaks down fights and makes betting picks for the Voice of the UFC, Jon Anik.

Parker is coming off a mind-boggling 2020 season. On the Anik & Florian Podcast, Parker went an astounding 58-14, returning $9,465 to $100 bettors who followed him. He hit 11 of his 17 underdog picks and 19 of 30 main events. Overall, Parker nailed an astonishing 81 percent of his plays.

Parker already has proven his mettle to SportsLine members, as he went 4-1 at UFC 259 to give his followers another profitable card. His winners included telling SportsLine members to back former champion Dominick Cruz (+120) against Casey Kenney (-140) in the featured preliminary bout. At UFC Fight Night last week, his winners included taking Adrian Yanez (-210) to defeat Gustavo Lopez (+180) in a bantamweight matchup on the main card. Anyone who follows Parker already has seen massive returns.

Exposed?

  Exposed? UFC 260 preview: You can argue that Francis Ngannou wasn’t ready for a Stipe Miocic title fight when they first went to war back in 2018, but if he loses a second time he’ll be exposed as a one-dimensional strikerHe certainly looked like a combat sports rookie across the 25 minutes Miocic spent grinding him into dust. Ngannou got taken down six times and landed just 21 significant strikes, making it clear he was an incomplete fighter who simply wasn’t ready to be champion.

Name: UFC 260 Title: Miocic vs . Ngannou 2 Date: Mar 27, 2021 Time: 7:00 PM PST Check UFC 260 Local Time and Date Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Organization: Ultimate Fighting Championship .

He watches every single fight for every single UFC card and does extensive research before each event. Over the past 17 months, 0 bettors who have followed Marley's picks are up more than ,000. The accomplished MMA analyst has been on fire and connected on 16 of his last 18 main-event selections, a stretch that included a Now, with UFC 252 fast approaching, Marley has carefully studied every matchup on the card , identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his MMA picks for every fight . Those selections are only available at SportsLine. Miocic vs . Cormier preview.

Now, with UFC 260 in sight, Parker has carefully studied every matchup on the card, identified the best value in the UFC odds and released his top selections. If you parlay them together, you're looking at a massive payout of almost 15-1. You can see those picks at SportsLine.

Ngannou vs. Miocic preview

Parker knows the main event is one of the biggest in the division's recent history. Another win by Miocic, 38, would further cement a legacy that many MMA observers already believe makes him the greatest heavyweight to ever fight for the promotion. However, a win by the 34-year-old Ngannou could mark the start of a new reign by a devastating power puncher who has long been hailed as a potential future champion.

In fact, Miocic (20-3) was a 2-1 underdog in his first bout against Ngannou (18-3) after the Cameroon-born challenger had garnered massive attention for his highlight-reel knockout of former title challenger Alistair Overeem.

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UFC on ESPN 1 features 13 fights and will be headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez vs . Francis Ngannou . Velasquez is a -175 favorite with Ngannou as the +145 underdog in the latest Velasquez vs . Ngannou odds . In the co-main event at lightweight, James Vick and Paul Felder Marley won the first-ever "ToutMaster" UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and appears regularly on multiple MMA betting and daily Fantasy shows. He watches every single fight for every single UFC card and does extensive research before each event. Over the past nine months

The main UFC fight card is set for 8 p.m. ET. Blaydes told the media this week that his wrestling-based approach is likely why he has yet to see much mainstream popularity, but he has no plans to change against the fourth-ranked Lewis, who holds the UFC heavyweight division record for knockouts with 11. Before finalizing any picks of your own for UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs . Lewis, make sure you see what SportsLine MMA analyst Kyle Marley has to say . Marley won the first-ever "ToutMaster" UFC betting contest sponsored by MMAOddsBreaker and appears regularly on multiple MMA betting and

Miocic went on to lose his belt to Cormier, while Ngannou notched another loss to Derrick Lewis. Both worked their way back to this rematch, with Miocic twice defeating Cormier to recapture the title and Ngannou going on a run of four first-round knockouts that saw three of them come inside of a minute. You can only see Parker's coveted Ngannou vs. Miocic 2 picks here.

UFC 260 predictions

We'll share one of Parker's UFC 260 predictions here: He is backing Sean O'Malley (-300) to emerge victorious against Thomas Almeida (+250) in a meeting of bantamweight prospects.

O'Malley (12-1) entered the UFC with plenty of attention from the promotion's brass after he won fights in impressive fashion on the recruiting programs "Dana White's Contender Series" and "The Ultimate Fighter." The 26-year-old Montana native kept his momentum going by winning his first three UFC fights and garnering performance bonuses in all of them.


Video: Predictions for the UFC 260 Card (Stadium)

However, in his last outing, O'Malley stepped up in competition and was knocked out in the first round by rugged veteran Marlon Vera, who cracked the UFC rankings because of the upset victory.

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Almeida (22-4) was once also a highly regarded prospect who already has five UFC performance bonuses to his credit, but the 29-year-old Brazilian has hit a rough patch that has seen him drop three straight, all against upper-tier opponents.

"O'Malley will be the better and more creative striker who is very difficult to hit. For that reason, I believe he will be the winner," Parker told SportsLine.

How to make UFC 260 picks

Parker also has strong picks for Miocic vs. Ngannou II and other fights on the UFC 260 card. He's also backing one fighter who's "an excellent striker with an elite ground game" as part of his epic 15-1 parlay. Those selections are only available at SportsLine.

Who wins Miocic vs. Ngannou 2? And which picks do you need to parlay together for a payout of almost 15-1? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed picks on UFC 260, all from the ultimate insider who's up nearly $9,500 on MMA picks in the past year, and find out.

UFC 260 odds

Francis Ngannou (-125) vs. Stipe Miocic (+105)

Vicente Luque (-260) vs. Tyron Woodley (+220)

Sean O'Malley (-300) vs. Thomas Almeida (+250)

Khama Worthy (-135) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (+115)

Alonzo Menifield (-275) vs. Fabio Cherant (+235)

Hannah Goldy (-125) vs. Jessica Penne (+105)

Abubakar Nurmagomedov (-220) vs. Jared Gooden (+190)

Michał Oleksiejczuk (-150) vs. Modestas Bukauskas (+130)

Miranda Maverick (-165) vs. Gillian Robertson (+145)

Marc-Andre Barriault (-110) vs. Abu Azaitar (-110)

Omar Morales (-185) vs. Shane Young (+160)

UFC 260 ‘Thrill And Agony’ Video! Usman Sizes Up Luque Backstage .
UFC 260: "Thrill and Agony" video showcases a behind-the-scenes look at the Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou 2-led pay-per-view (PPV) event on Mar. 27, 2021 from Las Vegas.UFC 260 took place on Mar. 27 live on ESPN+ PPV and featured a heavyweight rematch between Miocic and Ngannou in the main event. Miocic, who was defending his UFC heavyweight title, had defeated Ngannou via decision back in 2018. It took Ngannou all this time to work his way back into another title fight and “Predator” certainly made the most of it.

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