UFC 185 Pettis vs. Dos Anjos

Draft Kinks Fantasy MMAApart from the main and co-main events at UFC 184 – I wasn’t too excited about the fight card. Now we have UFC 185 coming up on Saturday and this is a great card that everyone should pay for. There are a handful of fights on the card I’m excited to watch.

UFC 185 Betting Fight Card

Main Card PPV 10pm ET / BT Sports 3am BST
Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael dos Anjos (UFC Lightweight Title)
Carla Esparza vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (UFC Strawweight Title)
Matt Brown vs. Johny Hendricks
Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem
Chris Cariaso vs. Henry Cejudo

Prelim Fights FOX Sports 1 8pm ET / BT Sports 1am BST
Ross Pearson vs. Sam Stout
Roger Narvaez vs. Elias Theodorou
Daron Cruickkshank vs. Beneil Dariush
Josh Copeland vs. Jared Rosholt

Early Fights UFC Fight Pass, 7pm ET / 12am BST
Ryan Benoit vs. Sergio Pettis
Joseph Duffey vs. Jake Lindsey
Germaine de Randamie vs. Larissa Pacheco

UFC 185 Betting Odds

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UFC 185 Pettis vs. Dos Anjos Betting Predictions

To see the video picks for this event click here to skip to Kamikaze Scotties and click here for Mike Waz’s picks.

Best Bets for UFC 185 – Scott Jack

  • Bet over 2.5 rounds in Pettis vs. Dos Anjos –140 (Bet365)

Pettis (18-2) is 5-1 in the UFC and his only loss was against Guida in his promotional debut. Pettis only fought once last year and he beat Melendez. Pettis has won his last four fights by stoppage in round one or two, but Dos Anjos (23-7) is a tough customer.

Dos Anjos is 8-1 since 2012 in the UFC – with his lone loss coming against Nurmagomedov by decision. He hasn’t been finished since UFC 117 in 2010. This fight should be a war and I fully expect the fight to head over 2.5 rounds, which is priced at –140 right now.

  • Bet Alistair Overeem –185 (5 Dimes) vs. Roy Nelson

You never what to expect from Overeem (38-14-0-1) – last year he went 2-1 in the UFC. He started the year by beating Mir and he ended the year by beating Struve via KO in R1, but in between those two wins he had a R1 TKO loss against Rothwell.

Nelson (20-10) has now lost three of his last four, as he just lost again to Hunt via KO in R2. This fight features two powerful strikers, but the big difference will be an 8’’ reach advantage for Overeem. His odds are actually down since opening – so jump on him now.

  • Bet Johny Hendricks by decision –105 (5Dimes) vs. Matt Brown

Since 2012, Hendricks (16-3) is 2-2 in the UFC with all four fights going the distance. Matt Brown (19-12) just lost to Lawler, but he had won five fights in a row by TKO/KO prior to the loss. Brown has never been knocked out and Hendricks isn’t a submission threat.

I fully expect this fight to go the distance, but the odds for that to happen are poor (-195). Hendricks is a big favorite to win (-339) and he should win by decision. He has a wrestling edge and should be able to land a few TD’s to outpoint Brown.

  • Bet Daron Cruickshank –137 (Bodog) vs. Beneil Dariush

On paper these two fighters have similar stats. Both fighters land 50% of their TD’s and have 71% TDD. Cruickshank (16-5-0-1) lands more strikes, but Dariush (9-1) has been more accurate. Dariush really hasn’t fought that tough of competition though.

Cruickshank went 3-1-0-1 in a busy 2014 and had impressive TKO wins over Rio and Koch. Dariush is 3-1 in the UFC, but his best win is against Brenneman and he lost to Nijem by TKO. Cruickshank has power and I’ll be on him to win this fight.

  • Bet Hendricks – Overeem – Cejudo – Pearson – Rosholt Parlay +303 (5 Dimes)

There are a lot of big favorites on the UFC 185 card and most of them will likely win their fights. This is my best parlay and it pays out at just over 3/1 odds. Rosholt worries me a bit, but other than that I really expect these favorites to all win.

UFC 185 Anthony Pettis vs Rafael dos Anjos – Mike Waz

UFC 185: Pettis vs dos Anjos Predictions – Kamikaze Scottie

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