UFC Fight Odds & Predictions: Robbie Lawler (+200) vs. Neil Magny (-250)
Robbie Lawler is back in the Octagon for the first time in more than a year when he faces Neil Magny at the UFC Apex on Saturday, hoping to avoid a fourth consecutive loss.
Those last three defeats have each come against a high level opponent—Rafael dos Anjos, Ben Askren and Colby Covington, in that order—and he’ll encounter another elite foe in Magny.
Despite his loss streak and having not fought in 12 months, Lawler still sits 13th in the UFC middleweight rankings—one place ahead of Magny—but that could be set for change.
The “Haitian Sensation” has won his last two in a row and is the -250 favorite with Sugarhouse NJ after successfully nullifying the strengths of Li Jingliang and Anthony Rocco Martin. Magny has clinched 13 of his 23 career victories by way of decision, which again appears his most likely route to the W on Saturday.
Lawler is 38 and enters this fight with a +200 price on his head. Many would argue “Ruthless” deserves larger odds considering his recent record, but those odds speak of the ever-present threat the future hall-of-famer possesses.
Magny may not be well-known for his finishing, but the33-year-old’s cardio is like few others in the business, meaning we’re likely to see him attempt to impose his will in the latter rounds.
This fight is -200 to go the distance with bet365 bonus for New Jersey customers, and that looks to be New York native Magny’s best chance at what would be a special win over Lawler.