Top legal betting sites favor Cody Stamann over Brian Kelleher at UFC 250 on June 6th, 2020, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The fight will be contested at featherweight to help the combatants reduce their weight cut in the midst of training facility restrictions in some states. It will air as part of the preliminary fights on ESPN and stream on ESPN+, starting at 8 p.m.
Cody Stamann vs. Brian Kelleher Betting Money Line
Betting Brian Kelleher at UFC 250
Boom is the underdog according to the best online sportsbooks. Kelleher didn’t set foot in the octagon once in 2018, but he’s already fought twice this year. When he faces Stamann, it’ll be 24 days since his previous match. “I’m honest with myself,” Kelleher said. “I’m not a young buck that’s coming up, like a 23-year-old that’s trying to work his way up slowly anymore. Trying to make a quick statement here, make this year a really crazy story for me. Starting in January with my back against the wall with my job on the line to now fighting a top-12 guy and potentially putting myself in a title picture.”
“I love momentum,” Kelleher added. “Winning is a great feeling and I take that into the gym with me and I keep rolling with it. I feel the energy of victory and I want to keep this going. Also, for me, fighting back-to-back, I just went through this so I don’t have to deal with that heavy wave of nerves again, where, the unknown, what is it going to be like without a crowd? And what’s it going to be like to fight again? When you take so much time off, sometimes it’s hard to know what it’s going to feel like again. You have to get used to it. For me, I’m already used to it. I’m like, hey, let’s keep rolling with it.”
Betting Cody Stamann at UFC 250
Spartan is the favorite per top legal betting sites. “I watch every single guy in the division like they could be my next fight and right now it’s Brian Kelleher,” Stamann said. “He’s a tough guy, he’s got a good guillotine. He looked like (expletive) in his last fight I thought, and then he caught a lucky break with a left hook. But he’s dangerous. “He’s fought good guys, he’s a vet, he’s a journeyman in the sport. I’m prepared for a war, but after I beat him Saturday night, I’m gonna be looking for one of those guys that can elevate me to a different level in the division.”
Stamann is coming off a majority draw versus Song Yadong in December. However, Mr. Wonderful is pretty sure that he won that fight. Stamann sees himself close to top contention, but the recent additions of former champions Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar to the division mean the clock is ticking for him to make an impact. “I feel like when you’re a ranked guy, you’re always kinda two fights away from a title fight,” Stamann added.
“If you’re in the top five, maybe [you’re] a little closer, but where I am I feel like I can potentially be two fights away. But with the number of guys succeeding at my weight class, it’s hard to say where you stand. There’s so many guys that could potentially have earned this spot and have earned a shot at the title. My standing is, I have to win probably two fights before I even get a fight against one of those guys, before I’m even considered. I’m just being realistic.”
Kelleher has all the momentum but might be spreading himself too thin. I would fade Stamann but users of top legal betting sites are free to fade me.