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Full UFC Fight Night APEX 5 Preliminary Card Odds, Picks and Betting Analysis | August, 1, 2020

Full UFC / MMA betting fight analysis and odds

The best UFC gambling sites have chosen their favorites and underdogs for UFC Fight Night, a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 1, 2020, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. All odds from CashBet.ag, one of the best online sportsbooks.

Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez Betting Money Line

FighterOdds
Frankie Saenz-195
Jonathan Martinez+160


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“I think it’s a great match-up,” Martinez told MMASucka. “I don’t want this fight to go to a decision, because last fight, I had to go to a decision, and I lost.” Martinez is looking to get back in black, UFC-winning percentage-wise, when he meets Saenz. Dragon has victories over Wuliji Buren and Pingyuan Liu, and has lost decisions to Andre Soukhamthath and Andre Ewell. Martinez fought last in February, but Martinez doesn’t expect rust from his opponent.

“A lot of people come back a year or two later, and they still come good,” he said. “He’s probably going to come in good shape and ready to fight. Same like me.” Nonetheless, Martinez predicted he would finish Saenz in the first or second round.

Frankie Saenz vs. Jonathan Martinez Pick

Martinez is a good combination of cocky and cautious. I like that.

Ed Herman vs. Gerald Meerschaert Betting Odds

FighterOdds
Ed Herman-185
Gerald Meerschaert+155


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The similarities between these two are so strong even Meerschaert has to acknowledge them. “We’re very similar. The only thing that’s different is that we are the opposite stance. Both [of us] like walking forward. The stand-up is not anything flashy but it’s very technically sound. Real basic stuff. Both fight good in the clinch, and he’s also a black belt [in Brazilian jiu-jitsu].

He’s not going to do any outlandish, crazy jiu-jitsu tricks. It’s I’m going to get on top of you, I’m going to hit you, and when I see an opening I’m going to try and choke you out. It’s funny for me, because usually I’m the vet. But this time I’m fighting a guy; this dude’s been in the UFC longer than I’ve been fighting. So, for me that’s very weird,” he said.

Ed Herman vs. Gerald Meerschaert Pick

This is some sharp insight from the favorite of the best gambling sites. It’ll serve him well.

Nathan Maness vs. Ray Borg Betting Odds

FighterOdds
Nathan Maness-260
Ray Borg +155


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Maness is a former TKO MMA champion. The Kentucky-based brawler has six finishes – four knockouts and two submissions – in 12 professional fights. His single career loss came to former UFC bantamweight Taylor Lapilus in May 2019. Borg is back in action following a last-minute withdrawal in mid-June. At UFC on ESPN 10, Borg was slated to fight Merab Dvalishvili. However, two days prior to the bout, Borg left Las Vegas and went home for personal reasons. Borg is 2-2 in his most recent four fights and is coming off a loss to Ricky Simon in May.

Nathan Maness vs. Ray Borg Pick

How can you bet against someone named Borg? Resistance is futile.

Eric Spicely vs. Markus Perez Money Line

FighterOdds
Eric Spicely-140
Markus Perez +110


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Perez won the LFA middleweight championship with a first-round win over Ian Heinisch before signing with the UFC in 2017. He has alternated between wins and losses ever since. Maluko is 2-3 in the octagon with his two wins coming by submission. In his most recent appearance, the American Top Team product lost a decision to Wellington Turman in Brazil. Spicely was slated to face Roman Kopylov in March.

The event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Zebrinha picked up big wins in his first UFC run. He submitted Thiago Santos and Alessio Di Chirico, but was fired following three straight losses.

Eric Spicely vs. Markus Perez Pick

Are things getting to Spicely for the Perez? I think so. Users of the best gambling sites should fade Maluko.