UFC 200 Odds Velasquez vs BrowneJosh Bailey
#2 ranked Cain Velasquez, 13-2, heads back to the Octagon to take on #7 ranked Travis Browne, in what many fight fans believe should be an exciting match at UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones 2. The fight is one of five on the main card. UFC 200 takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 9.
A Closer Look UFC 200 Odds Cain Velasquez vs Travis Browne
Velasquez is a major favorite in this fight. Cain is at -305 to take down Browne. Travis Browne is at +235 to beat Cain Velasquez.
What: UFC 200
Who: Cain Velasquez vs Travis Browne
When: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Start Time: 7 PM ET
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Stadium: T-Mobile Arena
Watch: UFC Network
Stream: UFC Fight Pass
Why Bet Cain Velasquez (-305)
Velasquez lands over 6 strikes per minute. Cain is one of the top strikers in any weight class at UFC. He’s won 85% of his fights via knock out. Velasquez had won 4 fights in a row, beating Junior Dos Santos and Antonio Silva twice, before losing to Fabricio Werdum via Round 3 submission at UFC 188. If he’s returned to his best form, he should have no trouble with Travis Browne.
Why Bet Travis Browne (+235)
Travis Browne won his prep for the fight against Velasquez. Travis took down Matt Mitrione via third round KO at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 17, 2016. In that match, Browne out struck Mitrione 51 to 27. He also took down Mitrione twice. If that Travis Browne shows up at UFC 200, he’ll give Cain Velasquez all that he can handle.
UFC 200 Expert Pick & Fight Prediction
Travis Browne has an issue in this fight against Cain Velasquez. Browne only avoids 44% of strikes. That’s just not a very good percentage considering that Velasquez averages 6.22 strikes per minute.
Browne does have some numbers in his advantage. He outweighs Cain by 15 pounds, 255 to 240. His takedown accuracy is much better, 71.43% to Cain’s 46.43%. Travis also has a 2-inch reach advantage and a 3-inch leg advantage.
But all of it could be for naught. Velasquez is just too good of a striker. If he’s on top of his game, and there’s no reason to believe why he wouldn’t be, Cain should knock out Travis Browne by the second round. That’s my prediction: Cain Velasquez via Round 2 knock out.