Betting Tips For UFC 171 – Lombard vs Shields

[adrotate group=”25″]The UFC matchmakers have been extremely kind to Hector Lombard, because he matches up extremely well with Jake Shields. This is a fight that he should win comfortably. This is one of the easiest betting tips I’ve ever written, because I don’t need to predict the outcome of anything, the stats for both fighters clearly illustrate how this fight will play out…

In order for Jake Shields to win this fight, he has to get this fight to the ground, but this will be extremely difficult because Lombard has excellent takedown defence. Since joining the UFC back in 2012, Lombard has successfully defended 75% of all take down attempts. This statistic is even more impressive when you consider the type of opponents that Lombard has faced. These include elite grapplers such as Tim Boetsch, Rousimar Palhares and Yushin Okami.

Jake Shields relies heavily on his world class grappling skills to grind out wins, which is a flawed way of fighting because his takedowns are so poor. Shields might be considered a strong grappler, but he has a real tough time getting fights to the ground. This theory is confirmed by the fact that he only manages to successfully complete 31% of his take down attempts.

Hector Lombard’s takedown defence is good enough to keep this fight standing and as a result this fight will be contested in the striking department, where Lombard has a significant advantage over Shields. Lombard also has a tremendous amount of power and fights in the Southpaw stance, which will cause Shields big problems.

Most people reading this betting tip will agree that Jake Shields has a significant advantage over Lombard on the ground and that Hector Lombard has a significant advantage over Shields in the striking. The winner of this fight will be the person who can take their opponent out of their comfort zone and the only guy who is going to be able to do that is Lombard.

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OUR BET: 10.00 UNITS ON HECTOR LOMBARD TO WIN AT 1.57 | -175 | 4/7



The best odds for this fight can be found at [adrotate group=”34″].

Hector Lombard To Win
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