UFC Fight Night 166: Curtis Blaydes vs Junior Dos Santos Odds & Picks


Curtis Blaydes
Curtis Blaydes
12 - 2 - 0 , 1NC
8:00 pm ET, Saturday, January 25, 2020
PNC Arena Raleigh , NC United States
Junior Dos Santos
Junior Dos Santos
21 - 6 - 0
TV: ESPN, TSN
UFC Fight Night 166: Curtis Blaydes vs Junior Dos Santos Odds & Picks

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced plans to stage an event in Raleigh, North Carolina for the first time ever, which is set to go down inside PNC Arena on Jan. 25. Now, the event has found its headlining bout, as ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that Junior dos Santos  and Curtis Blaydes will collide in heavyweight action.

Junior was previously set to fight Alexander Volkov in the main event of last week’s UFC Fight Night 163 event in Moscow, Russia before a bad leg infection forced “Cigano” out of the fight. He was ultimately replaced by his teammate, Greg Hardy, who lost a unanimous decision to “Drago.”

Curtis Blaydes Tale of the tape Junior Dos Santos
28 Age 35
1.93 m Height 1.93 m
120.2 kg Weight 108 kg
203.2 cm Reach 195.6 cm

Predictions

Junior saw his three-fight win streak come to an end after he was knocked out by Francis Ngannou at UFC on ESPN 3 this past June. As for Blaydes, he has won two straight, most recently defeating Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 242 a few months ago. The win was his sixth of seven overall dating back to 2017. Curtis has been calling for bigger fights that will get him closer to a championship fight, and one agaisnt “JDS” fits the bill perfectly.

Indeed, a victory here for either man would definitely get him closer to a shot at the 265-pound strap currently held by Stipe Miocic, though that could change if either Daniel Cormier or Ngannou have a say in the matter. However, everything is pointing towards Curtis Blaydes to get the victory.

Pick: Curtis Blaydes -250

Blaydes vs Dos Santos Odds

Hour Team Opening BOVADA.LV BetOnline Intertops
7:00p
Junior Dos Santos
Curtis Blaydes
draw
7:00p
Rafael Dos Anjos
Michael Chiesa
draw
7:00p
Josh Emmett
Arnold Allen
draw
7:00p
Jordan Espinosa
Alex Perez
draw
7:00p
Hannah Cifers
Angela Hill
draw
7:00p
Jamahal Hill
Darko Stosic
draw

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