Minty Bets is joined by Kevin Iole to preview the upcoming UFC 277 card on Saturday, July 30th.
MINTY BETS: UFC 277 takes place this Saturday in Dallas, Texas. I'm Minty Bets, and here with me to give us his best bet for the fights is Kevin Iole. Kevin, in the main event, we've got a women's bantamweight title bout between Amanda Nunes-- minus 275-- versus Julianna Peña-- plus 210.
Now, this is a rematch, and Peña shocked everyone when she submitted Nunez in UFC 269. She comes in as the underdog, yet again. And although Amanda is minus 275, I can't help but think this is a pretty good price you're getting for Amanda to seek her revenge. What do you think about this one?
KEVIN IOLE: Well, I'll tell you, this is a tough one for me because I like Amanda. I still think Amanda is probably the greatest women's fighter in MMA history.
But she's fighting a woman who took her best shot. I mean, that slugfest they had in the second round at UFC 269-- I will never forget that. And I remember when she had that kind of slugfest with Cris Cyborg, and it was Cris Cyborg who went down. This time, it was Amanda who went down and then got submitted.
But I will go with Amanda. I don't like the price. I think it's a little bit too high here. But it is what it is. So I'm going to go ahead and lay the 275. I'm going to play Amanda Nunes to win, to get her belt back.
MINTY BETS: All righty, moving on to the co-main event. We've got the interim flyweight title bout between Brandon Moreno, minus 200, versus Kai Kara-France-- plus 165. I think this one's going to be a really great fight, really fast-paced, and I kind of am leaning Kara-France here. And I really like that plus money. What do you think about it?
KEVIN IOLE: I am going to go with Brandon Moreno. They fought once before. This was another rematch at UFC 245, and Brandon Moreno won that one. And I think Moreno has actually stepped up his game since that point.
I agree with you, Mindy, that I think Kai has been on a roll. The win over Cody Garbrandt, I think, was really something that got a lot of people's eyes open. But I believe Brandon Moreno was the best fighter in that division.
I had him beating Deiveson Figueiredo in their last fight. He lost that fight by a very close margin. But I like Moreno. I'm going to go ahead and lay the money, and I will also play Brandon Moreno to win.
MINTY BETS: To recap Kevin's picks, Kevin is taking Amanda Nunes to win the main event and Brandon Moreno to win the co-main event. Bet $10 and win $200 in free bets by signing up at BetMGM.com/YahooVIP. New customers only. Must be 21 and older. Terms apply.