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Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda UFC 252 Odds, Betting Preview and Advice

Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda at UFC 252 Featherweight betting, preview and odds
  • by Anthony Carpenter
  • September 1st, 2020
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Top USA betting sites favor Herbert Burns to defeat Daniel Pineda at UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3, an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is going to take place on August 15, 2020, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Herbert Burns to defeat Daniel Pineda Betting Odds

Daniel Pineda+215
Herbert Burns-275

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Betting Daniel Pineda

Pineda is the underdog according to the best online sportsbooks. But Burns doesn’t quite see it that way. He is even willing to put him in the same category as UFC featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski. Burns has said ahead of Saturday’s event that he thinks Pineda is a “more dangerous” opponent than Volkanovski. Many users of top USA betting sites might scoff at that notion. However, the Brazilian fighter is fully convinced.

“Daniel Pineda doesn’t go to decision,” Burns told reporters, including MMA Junkie. “He’s not a decision man. He goes there and finishes the job and doesn’t let the judges dictate the results of the fight. He always goes to for the finish. That’s why I think he’s more dangerous than Volkanovski. He’s dangerous and goes for the knockout or submission. That’s why he’s more dangerous than the champion.”

Following stints in Bellator, the PFL, LFA, and Fury FC, Pineda signed a new UFC deal earlier this year. There were peaks and valleys along the way, but Pineda said he never doubted he would be back. “It feels good,” Pineda told MMA Junkie at a virtual UFC 252 pre-fight news conference Wednesday. “It was not a [long training] camp but it feels good to be back, man. I’m happy to be here. … I knew I was going to get back and give it another run. I’ve been telling the coaches and everybody I’m going to give it one more run. This is the run I’m giving.”

Before re-signing with the UFC, Pineda participated in PFL’s 2019 featherweight tournament. As a post-season replacement, Pineda won two fights in a single night to earn a spot in the $1 million finale. However, Pineda was penalized for having a high testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio in his system. In consequence, his wins were overturned to no-contests and he received a six-month suspension.

Betting Herbert Burns

He is the favorite of top USA betting sites. After he introduced himself to the UFC by way of Dana White’s Contender Series in August 2019. Burns has made a quick impact. He has first-round finishes at UFC on ESPN+ 24 in January. And at UFC 250 in June. He is now poised for his third bout. Burns said he’s growing more and more comfortable in the octagon. He is looking to send a message with a win over Pineda.

“It will be my third fight here at the (UFC) Apex and so far two submission victories here in the first round,” Burns said. “Hopefully I can keep the same thing going. … They will close the cage and it will just be me and Daniel Pineda there and it will be a war and I will be victorious.” If Burns can improve his UFC start to 3-0, he said he looks forward to making a big leap in the featherweight rankings. He said he approaches his career the same way his brother Gilbert Burns does. Evidently it has been a productive way of thinking.

“Whoever wants to be the champion, you can’t choose your opponents,” Burns said. “That’s why I’m not going to choose opponents I’m just going to fight to the top. … I think with this victory over Pineda, a very tough opponent, I should be inside the rankings.”

Daniel Pineda vs. Herbert Burns UFC 252 Pick