UFC 222 Odds – Frankie Edgar vs. Brian Ortega Betting Guide

Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (22-5, 7 KOs, 4 SUBs) will meet Brian Ortega (13-0, two KOs, 7 SUBs) in UFC 222 on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card airs live on pay-per-view starting 10 p.m. ET following the FS1 prelims. Bet on the latest UFC chances at BookMaker.eu and find the latest previews, predictions and selections today.
God bless Frankie Edgar. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and waiting for his title shot against Max Holloway – which was probably what 99 percent of fighters would have done – the former lightweight champ is electing to stay on this Saturday’s UFC 222 card at vegas. Not only is he denying his guaranteed title shot, he is meeting arguably the most popular fighter in the division, the undefeated Brian Ortega.
Cruising the messageboards, I have seen a lot of fan love for Edgar for being a“real“ fighter. It is hard not to agree, particularly when you’ve got guys like Tyron Woodley who sat out for a year and a half to get his chance at the strap. Let’s not forget how much more a fighter stands to make not only in a title fight, but in sponsorship opportunities as the champion. However, Edgar has always been a competitor, and in his words, he“was sick of not fighting“.
So we’ve got one of the division’s most seasoned scrappers fulfilling among it’s most dangerous BJJ players. How should you bet this battle? Let us take a look at the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu, break the matchup and go over your best betting choices.
UFC Odds at BookMaker.eu
Brian Ortega +170
Frankie Edgar -215
Fight goes/doesn’t go to decision -230/+170
Odds Analysis
Edgar opened as more than a 2-1 favorite, along with his money line has hovered around the -200 into -215 range. Ortega can be found anywhere from +150 to +170. Oddsmakers are giving Edgar a ton of respect, despite Ortega stealing the show with a beastly win over Cub Swanson in his last outing.
I would expect a flood of late night bets on Ortega, as his possible is too tantalizing to ignore. It is impossible not to believe you are taking a look at a future winner when you see him fight. Although Edgar is by far the best opponent’s he is confronted,“The Answer“ can be 36 plus a bit past his prime.
Matchup Analysis
There is a noticeable size difference between the two. Although Edgar is a former lightweight, he is a tiny enough 145er that there’s been rumblings of him dropping down to bantamweight. By comparison, Ortega is a massive featherweight who has to cut serious pounds to create the limit. Against Swanson, who is by no means little, Ortega looked like he was in another weight class.
But Frankie’s made a career out of beating larger dudes. His skillset is extremely well-rounded, and it starts with elite footwork and wrestling. On the feet, Frankie is in perpetual motion, moving in and out, side to side, into array and slipping out while peppering opponents with head-body hitting combinations. The man wouldn’t be out of place inside a squared circle.

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