UFC Fight Night 59 is an excellent event for betting, with some very generous odds available on most of the fights. As a result, I’ve got a total of 6 betting tips for this event. 2 of them can be viewed in this article and the other 4 are available to my Premium Members. One of my premium picks for this event features the fight between Benson Henderson and Donald Cerrone, whilst the rest of my picks feature a mixture of bets from the main card and prelims.
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CONOR McGREGOR vs DENIS SIVER
If you read this website on a regular basis, you’ll know that I’m not the type of guy who buys into hype. That’s why it may come as a surprise, when I say that I’m fully on board the Conor McGregor hype train. The turning point for me, was when he beat Dustin Poirier in the first round. Poirier is as tough as it gets, but you saw him mentally break in that fight and Poirier’s not the kind of guy that breaks easily…
Muhammed Ali and Mike Tyson often spoke about beating their opponents before they ever set foot in the ring and nobody is doing this better than Conor McGregor right now. He is living proof that it works, because Diego Brandao and Dustin Poirier have both wilted under the pressure of fighting him.
After knocking Dustin Poirier out in the first round of his last fight, McGregor copied an old Muhammed Ali one liner by stating that “I don’t just knock them out, I pick the round”. McGregor has been telling anyone that would listen that he plans on finishing Siver inside 2 minutes and at this point in his career, I have to believe him.
I feel that the odds on this fight to last less than 1.5 rounds offer good value, because I don’t see Siver being able to survive that long against McGregor. If McGregor could break a guy like Poirier within a couple of minutes, I’m pretty sure that he’ll be able to break a 36 year old post TRT user, who is short for his weight class and primarily a striker.
McGregor knows that a win will earn him a title shot in Dublin and he will want to go out and make a statement in this fight. He is too fast, too rangey and too powerful for Siver. McGregor is an athlete full of confidence, fighting in his prime, with the skills to back it up. McGregor has looked incredible performing under an ungodly amount of pressure in Dublin and at UFC 178 and I have no doubt that he will come out and look incredible again in Boston at UFC Fight Night 59.
Siver struggled against a young, inexperienced prospect in his last fight and had to resort to taking him down and controlling him on the ground to grind out a win. McGregor is a different beast and I expect him to finish this fight early and then go on to toast “Football Stadiums and Title Shots” with Dana, Lorenzo and Uncle Frank.
If you’re living in Europe you can currently bet on this fight to end under 1.5 rounds at the superb value odds of 1.67 | -149 | 67/100 with Bet Victor.
I predict that Conor will come out, calm but focused and maintain range before landing something big on Denis Siver.
MY BETTING TIP: 3 Units [3% of your bankroll] on this fight to end under 1.5 rounds at odds of 1.62 | -161 | 31/50
MATT VAN BUREN vs SEAN O’CONNELL
Sean O’Connell has had a tough time in the UFC, losing both of his fights in unfortunate circumstances. His first fight was against Ryan Jimmo, but he took the fight on short notice and was brutally knocked out in the first round. It later came to light that he was suffering with Bronchitis, but he managed to hide his illness from the UFC doctors. He then fought Gian Villante and was robbed by the judges. Gian Villante won the fight by split decision, but it looked more like a dominant win for O’Connell.
Sean O’Connell is one of those guys who has looked impressive in defeat and I expect his luck to change when he fights Matt Van Buren. If he shows up and fights like he did against Gian Villante, he should have no problem winning this fight.
Matt Van Buren likes to stay on the outside and use his reach to land strikes. This will suit Sean O’Connell, who likes to take the centre of the Octagon and apply constant pressure. I’m not too worried about Van Buren’s length, because O’Connell is very aggressive and he does a really good job of fighting his way inside.
Sean O’Connell is the type of fighter that I love to bet on, because he’s aggressive, he has a wrestling base and he also has really good striking. Matt Van Buren doesn’t have any advantages in this fight and Sean O’Connell can control where this fight takes place and he also has far more ways to win.
Van Buren is a little chinny and O’Connell hits really hard and he’s got excellent Boxing. The most likely outcome of this fight is O Connell winning by Knockout or TKO and at the very least he should be able to win this fight with aggression and Octagon control.
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MY BETTING TIP: 2.5 Units [2.5% of your bankroll] on Sean O’Connell to win this fight at odds of 1.62 | -161 | 31/50