UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux Free Betting Tip

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UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux goes down this Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view card features title fights in both the main and co-main events with Jon Jones and Ovince St Preux fighting for the interim UFC light heavyweight title while Demtrious Johnson defends his flyweight strap against former Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo. With full odds for the card not released yet, we are uncertain how many bets we’ll have, but we’re currently eyeing at least 1 line we like besides this free bet parlay. We’re hoping to get back to our winning ways after our 3 event streak was snapped with last weekend’s UFC on FOX 19: Teixeira vs Evans. If you want to follow all our bets, it costs just $9.95 and you can get it them from the same place where we our bets are third party tracked, CapperTek.

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We’ll avoid both the title fights for potential parlay legs as there’s some uncertainty with Jon Jones facing a late notice replacement and coming back from a long layoff and Demetrious Johnson facing what could be one of his stiffest tests to date in Henry Cejudo. Instead we’ll look to the fight that is square in the middle of the main card which features Anthony Pettis and Edson Barboza. Pettis was the last WEC lightweight champion and is a former UFC lightweight champ as well. He is 5-3 in the Octagon and 18-4 overall. At 29 years old, he should be in the prime of his career, but he has fallen on tough times lately losing his title to Rafael Dos Anjos in March, 2015 and losing a split decision to Eddie Alvarez in January. Edson Barboza is a guy who has always floated in the upper tier of the UFC’s lightweight division, but never quite broken through. He is 16-4 overall and 10-4 in the UFC. He also should be in the prime of his career at 30 years of age. In his last fight, he suffered a setback against Tony Ferguson, losing via second round D’Arce choke. Our model favours Anthony Pettis in this match-up and as a slight favourite with the bookies, we think he’s worth making the first leg of our free bet parlay. We don’t take away a lot from him for the loss in the title fight to RDA who has looked like an absolute monster of late. His fight against Eddie Alvarez was a split decision and really could have gone either way. That fight doesn’t worry us too much as it is very unlikely Edson Barboza would be able to match the pace and pressure that Alvarez used to take the decision against Pettis. We made Anthony Pettis the first leg of our two team free parlay.

The second leg of our parlay is Robert Whittaker. At just 25 years old, Whittaker is 15-4 in his career and 6-2 in the Octagon. He has looked outstanding as of late with 4 straight wins, 2 of which were by TKO. His 33 year old opponent Rafael Natal is 21-6-1 overall and 9-4-1 in the UFC. At the moment, we don’t think there’s many guys in the middleweight division who can contend with Whittaker’s aggression and speed. Natal has already suffered 4 TKO losses in his career and at 33, his chin isn’t getting any better. Even if he manages to win portions of the fight, we think there’s a good chance Whittaker will find Natal’s chin at some point. For that reason and because our model heavily favours Whittaker, we made Robert Whittaker the second leg of our two team parlay. The bet ends up being 2 units on Robert Whittaker and Anthony Pettis at 2.08 (+108) at Bookmaker.eu.

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That’s it for our UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux free betting tip. Remember, you can get all our bets for just $9.95 at CapperTek. Also remember to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all our latest updates!

Bet

Anthony Pettis over Edson Barboza and Robert Whittaker over Rafael Natal. 2 units at 2.08 (+108) at Bookmaker.eu

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