UFC On ESPN 8: Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik Odds & Picks


Francis Ngannou
Francis Ngannou
14-3-0
7:00 pm ET, Saturday, March 28, 2020
Nationwide Arena, Columbus United States
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
10-0-0
TV: ESPN+, TSN
UFC On ESPN 8: Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik Odds & Picks

In the main event of UFC Fight Night: Columbus, we head to the heavyweight division, where Francis Ngannou squares off against Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

Francis Ngannou Tale of the tape Jairzinho Rozenstruik
33 Age 31
1.93 m Height 1.93 m
113.4 kg Weight 109.8 kg
210.8 cm Reach 198.1 cm

Francis Ngannou, the bogeyman of the heavyweight division, takes on undefeated up-and-comer Jairzinho “Bigi Boy” Rozenstruik. Both men have exceptional knockout power and can end the fight with one shot. Rozenstruik is coming off a last moment knockout win over seasoned veteran Alistair Overeem. “Bigi Boy” has had four fights within the UFC and has a finish rate of 100% in those fights, all by KO.

Rozenstruik’s last performance was not exactly a flawless victory, as he was dominated by “The Demolition Man” before landing a KO punch just before the final bell. Rozenstruik has also faced 40-year old Andrei Arlovski who has been knocked out eleven times in his career. Rozenstruik also faced Allen Crowder who is 1-2 in his UFC career with his only win coming by way of disqualification.

Prediction

Not decent value on Ngannou on this one, as he’s about a -275 favorite at the moment.  Bookmakers believe he has a 74% chance of winning. Since this is the heavyweight division, we all know that we can never count someone out – but we’ve seen Ngannuo’s chin tested against Stipe Miocic and it proved to be incredibly tough: the man can take a shot! 

We’ll have to wait and see, but decent betting value could potentially present itself on Jairzinho Rozenstruik. He has knockout power and his confidence certainly doesn’t seem to be lacking at all. The opening bell will ring and both men will meet in the middle. Few punches will be thrown until Rozenstruik decides to advance which will leave him open to a counter. Ngannou finishes the fight early.

Pick: Francis Ngannou -250

 

Ngannou vs Rozenstruik  Odds

Hour Team Opening BOVADA.LV BetOnline Intertops
5:00p
Francis Ngannou
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
draw
5:00p
Raphael Assuncao
Cody Garbrandt
draw
5:00p
Yorgan De Castro
Greg Hardy
draw
5:00p
Sam Alvey
Khalil Rountree Jr.
draw
5:00p
Tecia Torres
Mizuki Inoue
draw
5:00p
Davey Grant
Louis Smolka
draw

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