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UFC Paris: Three Best Moneyline Bets

UFC Paris: Three Best Moneyline Bets

UFC PARIS: THREE BEST MONEYLINE BETS – While Cyril Gane is headlining UFC Paris, I’ve identified three of the absolute best moneyline bets for the PPV. Let’s get to the picks.

Nora Cornolle (6-1) vs Joselyne Edwards (13-4)

Cornolle

After losing her first professional fight, Cornolle has rattled off six straight victories which has now placed her in the biggest promotion in the world.

However, I believe her level of competition on the regional scene was quite weak, allowing her to decimate most of her opponents and make her look better than she is.

She’s very dangerous and loves to crash into the pocket with big shots, but she leaves a lot of openings to be countered. The one fight in which she finally faced resistance recently, she looked a tad gun shy and unsure of herself, but luckily her opponent injured herself soon thereafter and Cornolle was still able to get her hand raised.

Edwards

Coming in on a personal best UFC three-fight winning streak, Edwards looks to notch her fourth victory in a row by beating her opponent in enemy territory.

At her best, Edwards can control the temp and range of a fight with her footwork and heavy leg kicking game. She does a great job of traversing the cage at the limits of her opponent’s range and lands a plethora of kicks which are very difficult to counter. Her flaw is her takedown defense and lack of ability to get back to her feet, but she has been showing improvements in that aspect over her last couple of fights.

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The trend this year has been that women debuting in the UFC hasn’t gone that well for them, especially when they are at a decent betting number, as Cornolle is.

This is a massive step up in competition for Cornolle that I don’t believe she is ready for. I think this fight could be close early, but as Cornolle struggles to get Edwards out of there, Edwards will start pulling away in deep waters and should win the final two rounds to get her hand raised. I’m going with experience and output in this matchup.

The Pick: Joselyne Edwards -115

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Ange Loosa (9-3) vs Rhys McKee (13-4-1)

Loosa

Looking to build some momentum and get a winning streak going, Loosa showcased what he is capable of last time around when he took on AJ Fletcher.

He found himself in deep trouble in the second round but managed to survive and still win a decision. Speed, power, and athleticism are key factors in Loosa’s game, especially early in fights.

However, what led to him getting hurt badly in round two was when fatigue slowly starts to set in, we see him start slowing down and his physical advantages start to dwindle.

McKee

McKee was given a very tough gig his first time around with the promotion. He was brought in on less than a week’s notice to tak eon Khazmat Chimaev, then had an absolute war with veteran Alex Morono.

After coming up short in both of those bouts, he was sent back to the regional scene. Since then, McKee rebuilt himself, won three straight fights and captured the Cage Warriors title, now earning himself a spot back in the big show. His volume-based style and cardio always make him a threat, which is why he is capable of finishing fights in deep waters.

Although this may be a nail-biter early, I expect McKee to take over in rounds two and three where I think he can put Loosa away. It’s important that McKee sticks to his volume-based style early, forcing Loosa to work so that he can reap the fruits of his labor in deep waters, where he thrives the most. I feel pretty good about this underdog spot, especially at this number.

The Pick: Rhys McKee +140

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Taylor Lapilus (18-3) vs Caolan Loughran (8-0)

Laupilus

After going 3-1 in the UFC back in 2015/2016, Lapilus was unnecessarily cut from the promotion. He went on a 7-1 run on the regional scene, collecting a couple regional titles, and now finds himself back with the promotion as a more complete fighter.

His speed, footwork, and long-range weapons have made it very difficult for opponents to get a beat on him. His record is stellar, especially considering the level of opponents he has been facing throughout his career.

Coming over to the UFC as the most recent Cage Warriors bantamweight champion, this undefeated prospect has a lot of hype on him.

He trains out of the gym that Darren Till originally trained out of, but also has Mike Grundy as his head coach. You see Grundy’s style in Loughran when he gets his wrestling going, it’s very difficult to deal with. He has finished all but one of his opponents. He has some solid power in his hands too but lacks speed at times which could put him in trouble at this level.

Loughran

I’m quite high on Loughran, but even I can tell that this giant step up in competition and the speed disadvantage he’ll be at in this fight may play against him. I’m going to lean with the Frenchman here as I think he can traverse the cage well enough, maintain his distance, and pick apart the youngster from distance. Not to mention, the huge experience advantage in favor of Lapilus is hard to overlook.

The Pick: Taylor Lapilus -175

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