UFC (and live sport) is back in America with a bang, as Ferguson Gaethje highlights UFC 249 Saturday night in Jacksonville.
Live sport, oh how we have missed you!
After nearly two months without live sports in America, the UFC is ready to swoop in Saturday night and save the day for weary fans around the world.
COVID-19 has changed the world, and sports have been one of the things that people used to take for granted every day, until they were taken away by this epidemic.
But Saturday night, UFC 249 will be a beacon of hope for fans and bettors alike, with 12 bouts from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida set to light up the betting world.
Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje Latest Predictions & UFC 249 Betting Odds:
- Ferguson to win by submission or Decision (+150)
- Under 2.5 rounds (-138)
- Ferguson to win by submission Round 1 (+750)
- Ferguson to win by submission Round 2 (+900)
The highlight contest of the night will pit Tony Ferguson (-188 with bet365NJ) against Justin Gaethje (+162) in a Lightweight matchup. Of course, this was supposed to be Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson, but with the travel restrictions due to COVID-19, Nurmagomedov had to pull out, giving Gaethje his shot.
The winner will get to face Nurmagomedov, and both fighters come into the contest on rolls.
Ferguson (26-3-0) has won 12 matches in a row, with his last loss coming all the way back in 2012. He is a tough opponent to face, and gives problems to everyone he faces. Gaethje (21-2-0) has won three-straight bouts via first round KO/TKOs, but most expect Ferguson to be ready for such attacks.
All signs point to an early end to this matchup, and there is some good value on the board.
All betting odds on UFC 249 Ferguson vs. Gaethje from bet365NJ.
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