UFC 240: Holloway vs Edgar Odds and Picks


Max Holloway
Max Holloway
20-4-0
10:00 pm ET, Saturday, July 27, 2019
Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Frankie Edgar
Frankie Edgar
23-6-1
TV: PPV
UFC 240: Holloway vs Edgar Odds and Picks

When the Octagon returns to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for UFC 240, Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar will fight in the main event. The two have been scheduled to fight two times prior but the fights have not happened due to injuries.

Now, after Edgar did the UFC a favor when he stayed on UFC 222 and took on Brian Ortega, but got knocked out, the Las Vegas-based promotion will give him back the title shot he lost.

Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar

There is a clear answer here on who the best bet is, and the oddsmakers agree. Max Holloway, the current featherweight champion should win this fight. He is the better fighter and has run through the entire featherweight division beating the likes of Jose Aldo, twice, Brian Ortega, Anthony Pettis, and countless others.

But, something that worries me is the fact that the Hawaiian is returning so soon from his loss to Dustin Poirier at lightweight.

There, Holloway was beaten up pretty badly and rocked on numerous occasions. And, given the fact that he has had weight cut issues at featherweight before, that could come into play here.

However, given Edgar last fought back in April of 2018 where he beat a now unranked Cub Swanson and was knocked out to Ortega before that, I think Holloway should win this fight. The champ has the better striking, and better cardio while his takedown defense is solid that I don’t expect this fight to go to the ground, and if it does, Holloway will be up quickly.

Pick: Max Holloway via Decision

Cris Cyborg vs Felicia Spencer

Cyborg (20-2), lost her title in let’s just say it – a brawl. One of which could go either way if she get’s her rematch against Nunes. Except for one no contest in 2011 due to a banned substance, Cris Cyborg had been undefeated since 2005 until the Amanda Nunes fight, expect her to be hungrier than ever.

Spencer (7-0), has just one UFC fight under her belt and is already getting catapulted up there with Cris Cyborg. Her MMA resume is short but impressive none the less, with four of her seven fights winning by way of submission, including her last bout against Megan Anderson.

In the striking department Cyborg lands on average 6.99 vs Spencers 6.47 per minute. Spencer has the advantage in striking accuracy with 77% vs Cyborg at 57%, however with Cyborg having almost three times as many fights this statistic isn’t the most reliable to compare.

Once Cyborg can avoid Spencers ground game it should be a one sided victory for the former-champ, expect her to get done in the later rounds.

Prediction: Cris Cyborg

UFC 240: Holloway vs Edgar Odds - Full Card

Hour Team Opening BOVADA.LV BetOnline Intertops
6:15p
Max Holloway
Frankie Edgar
draw
6:15p
Cris Cyborg
Felicia Spencer
draw
6:15p
Seungwoo Choi
Gavin Tucker
draw
6:15p
Sarah Frota
Gillian Robertson
draw
6:15p
Erik Koch
Kyle Stewart
draw
6:15p
Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Arman Tsarukyan
draw
6:15p
Alexis Davis
Viviane Araujo
draw
6:15p
Alexandre Pantoja
Deiveson Figueiredo
draw
6:15p
Marc-Andre Barriault
Krzysztof Jotko
draw
6:15p
Tanner Boser
Giacomo Lemos
draw
6:15p
Geoff Neal
Niko Price
draw

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