UFC Fight Night 44 takes place just a few hours after UFC Fight Night 43 and it is the second time in UFC history that they have decided to put on two events in one day.
I’ve done a lot of research on the fights for both of these events and I’ve identified two great betting tips for UFC Fight Night 44. You can checkout my betting tips, picks and predictions for UFC Fight Night 43 by clicking here.
HACRAN DIAS vs RICARDO LAMAS
Ricardo Lamas had a quick rise to the top of the UFC’s Featherweight division, but he recently came crashing back down to earth when he lost a title fight to Jose Aldo.
During the fight, Lamas struggled to match Aldo’s speed and striking and he didn’t even come close to taking the Champ down. I have a feeling that this fight is going to play out in a similar way, because Hacran Dias has a similar fighting style to Jose Aldo and they also train together at Nova Uniao.
Fighting out of the same camp as Jose Aldo gives Hacran Dias a huge advantage in this fight. This is mainly because he has the same trainer in Andre Pedernerias. Sharing the same trainer gives Dias an advantage because Pedernerias will have already conducted an extensive amount of research on how to beat Ricardo Lamas. This gives Hacran Dias Championship level analysis on an opponent that he already has all the skills to beat.
Hacran Dias is also one of Jose Aldo’s training partners, which means he would’ve been involved in Aldo’s training camp preparations to fight Ricardo Lamas. This makes Dias a dangerous opponent, because he will have studied and emulated Lamas’s fighting style in training.
Ricardo Lamas has to take Hacran Dias down if he wants to win this fight and that’s not easy to do, because Dias is a beast on the ground, with excellent take down defence.
It’s really hard to see a way that Lamas can win this fight, because he fights far too tentatively and doesn’t throw enough strikes. He also struggles to take opponents down and he lacks punching power…
Hacran Dias is a well rounded fighter with good take down defence, good wrestling and excellent Jiu Jitsu. He’s clearly a better striker than Ricardo Lamas and since this fight will probably be contested standing up, he’s a great bet to win at odds of 2.75 | +175 | 7/4.
OUR BETTING TIP: 10.00 Units on Hacran Dias to win at odds of 2.75 | +175 | 7/4
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CUB SWANSON vs JEREMY STEPHENS
Cub Swanson is a better fighter than Jeremy Stephens and I’m tipping him to win this fight.
Jeremy Stephens is a big, powerful, heavy hitting Featherweight, but Swanson has fought and beaten guys like him before.
Cub Swanson’s only weakness is his willingness to take risks and put himself in danger, but I expect him to fight a lot safer than he normally would because there is a shot at the title on the line.
Swanson is awesome on the ground, excellent standing up and fights at a relentless pace. He’s a good bet at these odds and I fully expect him to win.
OUR FIRST BETTING TIP: 10.00 Units on Cub Swanson to win at odds of 1.43 | -232 | 43/100
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Don’t forget to checkout our betting tips, picks and predictions for UFC Fight Night 43, which takes place just a few hours before UFC Fight Night 44.