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UFC 300: Three Best Moneyline Bets

UFC Vegas 300: Three Best Moneyline Bets

Jalin Turner vs. Renato Moicano

UFC VEGAS 300: THREE MONEYLINE BETS – Coming off a devastating knockout of Bobby Green back in December, Turner is looking to get some momentum going and showcase his full potential. He is a nasty striker from distance who can produce big power while sniping his opponents. Grappling would be his weak spot, but he is slowly improving that aspect of his game on a fight-by-fight basis.

Moicano has become a fan favorite after his outspoken post-fight interviews have been given rave reviews and produced multiple viral moments. He is not all talk though; he can walk the walk. He is a high level BJJ black belt and he has sneaky entries into trips, throws, and takedowns which allow him to be so successful with strangling his opponents.

The first few minutes will be very dangerous for Moicano but I expect him to eventually drag this fight to the mat where he will slowly, but methodically, open a transition to Turner’s back which should lead to a rear naked choke. Many have written off Moicano too easily in this spot and have forgotten how good his game is. I’ll happily take a near 2-to-1 dog shot on ‘Money’.

The Pick: Renato Moicano +195

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Jiri Prochazka vs. Aleksandar Rakic

After a lengthy return ended up in disaster for Prochazka, he is back in line to work to a title shot and reclaim a title he had never lost. Prochazka won the title but decided to relinquish the title after a devastating shoulder injury took him out of action. He returned in November but got knocked out by current champion, Alex Pereira. Prochazka brings a sense of chaos into the cage that breaks most men, often putting them to sleep with an unorthodox power move.

Rakic has been off for close to two years due to a knee injury he suffered in a fight against former champion, Jan Blachowicz. Many have tabbed him as being a future champion with his skill set being well-rounded. He can strike, he can grapple, and he can put on a serious grind that most opponents are unable to deal with due to his size and strength. Here’s to hoping he has taken the necessary time off to recover and jump back into the title picture.

Prochazka is a scary individual to bet against, but I think Rakic has the perfect answers to the puzzle. Rakic is very strong in the grappling realm and that’s where Prochazka has often shown issues. Luckily Rakic only needs to contain Prochazka for 15 minutes and I think he can do it for at least two of the three rounds, keeping him on his back while landing big enough shots to get the nod on the scorecards.

The Pick: Aleksandar Rakic -115

Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway

Gaethje is looking to defend the BMF title for the first time after winning it over Dustin Poirier last year. Gaethje has shown he still has what it takes to compete with the best, although he may have some hiccups against the Makhachevs and Oliveiras of the world. He brings a nasty, devastating striking game to the table, especially with how he chops away at the legs of his opponents. Durability has been hit and miss with Gaethje, but it’s clear that its almost impossible to separate him from his consciousness.

Seeming to be in limbo at 145s due to his constant failures against former champion Alexander Volkanovski, Holloway was probably ecstatic to see Topuria topple the king and win the title. That gives new life to Holloway at 145, but this weekend brings a novelty fight that fans have been clamoring for. Holloway’s striking, pace, and pressure has allowed him to be in some of the greatest fights of all time but also put on some of the greatest performances we’ve ever seen.

This fight will be hard to steal the show from as both guys are willing to die out there. I must lean ever so slightly to the Holloway side as I feel he can put on a pace and pressure that Gaethje may not be able to handle in deep water. Not saying Gaethje has a cardio issue, but I think Holloway can chip away and soften up Gaethje to eventually turn up the volume in the late rounds to put together a barrage of strikes and get the finish. At underdog odds, it’s hard to pass up a fighter of this caliber.

The Pick: Max Holloway +135

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