UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs Siver is just a day away and we’re back with our full betting tips for the event. If you didn’t see it, we released our early betting tips last week as well as our fantasy preview. If you want to see continued free betting tips, remember to sign up with our partner, Draft Kings to support our free betting tips efforts. In addition, you get a free entry to the $25k guaranteed tournament and a 100% match bonus when you make your first deposit. In terms of our recent betting success, the first event in 2013, UFC 182 didn’t go down as well as we had expected so we’re hoping to bounce back big this weekend. So far, with just Bellator 132 in the books, things are looking up as the first leg of our parlay hit. Without further adue, let’s move on to the betting tips!
In the co-main event, top 5 lightweights, Donald Cerrone and Benson Henderson will collide. Notably, this will be Cerrone’s second fight in just 15 days so it will be very interesting to see what he looks like on the scale given the 2 cuts in quick succession. Cerrone’s win 2 weeks ago was his sixth straight, 5 of which came after the start of 2014. His overall record sits at 26-6 (1) with a UFC record of 13-3. His only losses in the UFC have come to Anthony Pettis, Rafael Dos Anjos and Nate Diaz. In 16 fights against pretty decent competition, only losing to those 3 is a pretty good stat. Henderson is no slouch though, he is a former UFC lightweight champion and is great at winning close split decisions. He is 21-4 overall and 9-2 in the UFC with his only losses coming to current champ Anthony Pettis and next in line contender Rafael Dos Anjos. The odds on the fight slightly favour Henderson, but we feel Cerrone wins this fight more often than not. We have to note that Henderson was able to defeat Cerrone in 2 prior match-ups while they were in the WEC. In the 5 years since those fights though, we feel Cerrone has made more improvement than Henderson and is now the better fighter of the two. Obviously, the big question mark with Cerrone is how he fairs with 2 cuts in 2 weeks. Equally important though is how does Henderson return after getting KO’d by Dos Anjos in August, 2014. With those two variables in mind and the fact that we think Cerrone is the better overall fighter, we placed a 2 unit bet on Cerrone at 2.22 (+122) at Pinnacle.
Our final bet of the card will be on the second fight of the night between Matt Van Buren and Sean O’Connell. Honestly, neither of these guys are particularly good, Van Buren sitting at 6-3 overall and O’Connell sitting at 15-6. With O’Connell on a 2 fight losing skid since debuting in the UFC and Van Buren losing the TUF 19 finals, this fight is likely a loser leaves town match-up. Fair odds in this fight in our opinion would see both fighters sitting close to even money. As it stands though, O’Connell has become a decent sized favourite and we think it’s worth betting the underdog. In addition, as we expect a no defense slug fest, we think the under 1.5 rounds holds some value. We placed a 2 unit bet on Van Buren at 2.85 (+185) at 5Dimes. In addition, we placed a 2 unit bet on the under 1.5 rounds at 2.00 (+100) at Pinnacle.
That’s it for our UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs Siver betting tips. Good luck with whatever bets you decide to place on fight night and remember to sign up and deposit at Draft Kings to support our efforts to bring you the best free betting tips on the net! Also remember to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all our latest updates!
Tibau over Parke. 3 units at 1.80 (-125) at Pinnacle
Pendred over Spencer. 2 units at 2.37 (+137) at Sports Interaction
Cerrone over Henderson. 2 units at 2.22 (+122) at Pinnacle
Van Buren over O’Connell. 2 units at 2.85 (+185) at 5Dimes
Under 1.5 Rounds – Van Buren/O’Connell. 2 units at 2.00 (+100) at Pinnacle