Sites for betting favor two Mexicans to win their bouts at UFC Fight Night 114, but it has nothing to with the fact that the event will be held at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico on August 5th. That’s the beauty of gambling odds; they’re colorblind.
Sergio Pettis 2½ (-155) +140 24302 vs. Brandon Moreno 2½ (+135) -160
Sergio Jerome Pettis has won five of his last five fights, including the last three straight; against Chris Cariaso at UFC 192 on October 3, 2015 in Houston, Chris Kelades at UFC 197 on April 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, and John Moraga at Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn last January in Phoenix – all three by unanimous decision. Pettis is a former RFA Flyweight Champion and NAFC Bantamweight Champion.
Moreno is has won 11 fights in a row including his first three UFC matches – two of which have been performances of the night. He submitted Louis Smolka at Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson on October 1, 2016 in Portland, beat Ryan Benoit by split decision at The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale on December 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, and technically submitted Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov last April. Moreno is a former WFF Flyweight Champion.
Alexa Grasso 2½ (-270) -140 vs. Randa Markos 2½ (+230) +120
Markos has split her last eight fights, including a submission to Cortney Casey at UFC 202 on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas and split decision win over Carla Esparza at Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne last February. She is a former PFC Strawweight Champion. Markos has not been able to string more than one victory together since 2013, when she beat Ashley Nichols and Kara Kirsh back-to-back, and has never won by knockout.
Sites for betting in the US like Karen Alexa Grasso Montes on this one even though she suffered her first career loss in 10 fights to Felice Herrig by UD at Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie last February in Houston. Having said that, she remains undefeated in her home country with a 5-0 record (6-0 if you count Los Angeles which used to be Mexico).
Niko Price 1½ (-120) +145 vs. Alan Jouban 1½ (EV) -165
Jouban had three-fight winning streak snapped when he tapped out to Gunnar Nelson at Manuwa vs. Anderson last March in London. ‘Brahma’ had previously defeated Mike Perry, Belal Muhammad and Brendan O’Reilly. Some of the traits that have sites for betting offshore giving Jouban the edge over his foe du jour are his power and accuracy – he averages five significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 52.6%.
Price is currently undefeated in ten professional fights, although his latest win by KO against Alex Morono at Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie was overturned to a no-contest when Price tested positive for marijuana, so that’s a moral loss, maybe? On the other hand only a Morono would think that weed enhances rather than hinders one’s performance. If anything, Price should have been given a bonus.