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UFC 187: Johnson Vs. Cormier Odds, Pick & How To Watch
UFC 187 Betting Odds & Pick
Date: May. 23, 2015
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Stadium: MGM Grand Garden Arena
TV Info: PPV
Stream: UFC Network
Anthony Johnson +120 vs Daniel Cormier -140
In the main event at UFC 187, Daniel Cormier battles Anthony Johnson. Johnson has a slightly better defense against strikes, 66.44% defended versus Cormier’s 65.16%, but Johnson’s ground game doesn’t compare to Cormier’s. If Cormier can get Johnson to the ground, he should be able to win this fight. The key is who has the most energy. Cormier is known as being a high energy guy. But if Johnson can match Cormier’s energy while they’re standing up, he’ll have a shot to win this.
Chris Weidman -440 vs Vitor Belfort +350
Weidman appears to have the upper hand in almost every statistical category in his matchup with Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 on May 23 except for KO percentage. But Weidman makes up for it by forcing his opponents into submission 25% of the time. Weidman also lands 2.98 strikes per minute while Belfort lands only 1.49. Weidman should win easily.
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Andrei Arlovski +285 vs Travis Browne -405
This should be an incredibly exciting fight. Both Arlovski and Browne land close to 3 significant strikes per minute. Browne gets the upper hand because his takedown average is 1.49 versus Arlovski’s .39. Even though that’s the case, Arlovski defends against takedowns very well. He keeps his opponents from taking him down 85% of the time. Arlovski has a shot to win at huge betting odds even though Browne has the edge.
John Moraga +335 vs Joseph Benavidez -505
Second ranked Joseph Benevidez has all of the tools to be a champion. His KO/TKO percentage is 29%. His submission percentage is 43%. Benavidez is a calculating fighter. He lands 3.21 punches per round while he only defends against takedowns 55.36% of the time. Since Moraga defends takedowns only 42.42% of the time, both of these guys are going to want to fight on the ground. That gives Benavidez a huge edge since his striking ability, especially on the ground, seems better than Moraga’s.