TUF 22 Finale: Edgar vs Mendes Free Betting Tip

Sandwiched in the middle of 2 other cards this weekend, the TUF 22 Finale: Edgar vs Mendes goes down Friday night and like the other two cards, it will go down in the UFC’s backyard; Las Vegas, Nevada. The card has yet to completely fill out and it likely won’t until after this Wednesday’s semi-finals episode airs. Regardless, odds for all the other fights on the card came out yesterday and we’ve seen enough to bring you our free betting tip for this card. In addition to the free tips we’ll give out on our website for each card, we’ll send an exclusive tip to our email subscribers. The TUF 22 Finale free tip is actually the third and final one we’ll be releasing on our site. We released our UFC 194: Aldo vs McGregor free betting tip in early October and our UFC Fight Night 80: VanZant vs Namajunas free bet just last night. Our results this year have been outstanding so signing up for our bets for 7 days for just $9.95 at CapperTek is outstanding value. In total, we are currently looking at about 13-15 bets across the 3 cards this weekend and they will be eclusively available to our CapperTek followers. If you want to see all our results, they are available in our betting track record.

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In the main event of the TUF 22 Finale card, Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar will do battle at 145 lbs in what is likely a title eliminator. We expect the winner of this fight to be next in line to challenge the winner of Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor which goes down Saturday at UFC 194. Chad Mendes is rarely an underdog, but he will be on Friday against Edgar. The current line has him sitting at around 2.30 (+130) depending on your book. Mendes is 30 years old and 17-3 overall. He is 8-3 inside the Octagon and has challenged for the featherweight title 3 times. He lost to Aldo twice and in his most recent fight, he lost to Conor McGregor when it appeared his cardio failed him late in round 2. Mendes and his camp blamed this on a short, 2 week training camp he had to prepare for the fight after Aldo withdrew. The loss brought Mendes to 1-2 in his last 3. Frankie Edgar is 34 years old and 19-4-1 overall. He is 13-4-1 inside the Octagon and is a former lightweight champion, defeating BJ Penn for the belt in April, 2010 and successfully defending it twice. After the two defenses, he lost back to back decisions to Benson Henderson and then dropped to featherweight and got an immediate title shot against Jose Aldo. He also lost that fight via decision. Since then, he has rattled off 4 straight wins and momentum appears to be on his side. Our model favours Frankie Edgar in this fight and since some money has come in on Mendes over the last 24 hours, we think now is the best time to pull the trigger. The main concern with betting Edgar is his age as most fighters in the UFC’s lighter weight classes tend to slow down in their early 30s. In Edgar’s case, we haven’t seen any evidence of this yet so we feel confident he still has a couple more good years. Edgar should have the speed and striking advantage so his keys to winning will be to avoid the big strikes of Mendes and avoid Mendes’s takedowns (he has shown solid takedown defense in his previous fights so we don’t expect this will be an issue). Our free bet for the TUF 22 Finale therefore will be 2 units on Frankie Edgar at 1.69 (-145) at Pinnacle.

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Bet

Frankie Edgar over Chad Mendes. 2 units at 1.69 (-145) at Pinnacle

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