UFC 205 Betting Odds and Free Picks

UFC 205 Early Odds and Free Picks
  • by Andrew Scofield
  • October 18th, 2016
  • Category:

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor takes place on November 12th at Madison Square Garden in New York City with a stacked card of fights. There are three titles fights on a six-fight main card and there are seven fights on the preliminary card. Let’s look at UFC 205 odds with a focus on the main card and UFC picks.

UFC 205 Main Card

Conor McGregor -145 vs. Eddie Alvarez (rounds 1.5 over -160)

This bout has Alvarez defending his lightweight title against current featherweight title holder McGregor. This is a matchup between the highly skilled Alvarez who does everything well against the flashy McGregor who is known for quick strikes. This fight may not last long as McGregor will be looking for a quick knockout.

UFC Picks

I will go with McGregor to win this fight and also take the rounds under at the best sportsbooks.

Stephen Thompson -175 vs. Tyron Woodley (rounds 2.5 over -130)

Current welterweight champion Woodley will defend his title against Thompson. Woodley is 16-3 in his career while Thompson is 13-1. Thompson has beaten some really good fighters including Johny Hendricks and Robert Whittaker and he is getting a lot of respect from the oddsmakers as he is favored. Thompson really hasn’t beaten anyone of note other than Carlos Condit unless you give him credit for his split decision win over Gastelum.

UFC Picks

I will take Thompson to get the win.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk -345 vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (rounds 4.5 over 185)

This will be the third title fight on the card with Jedrzejczyk defending her strawweight title. Both fighters come into this unbeaten. Jedrzejczyk has simply dominated in the UFC but she could get a test from Kowalkiewicz who will try and get a knockout.

UFC Picks

This is a tough one to call so I will pass.

Chris Weidman -165 vs. Yoel Romero (rounds 1.5 over -190)

This is the first fight for Weidman since he lost at UFC 194 in December. He will be going against Romero who failed a drug test earlier this year. Both fighters have big time power so this one may not last long.

UFC Picks

I will take Weidman and the rounds under at the best sports betting sites.

Donald Cerrone -170 vs. Kelvin Gastelum

The UFC was hoping for Cerrone against Lawler but instead they have to settle for Cerrone against Gastelum. This one looks to be pretty even and based on each fighter normally starting slow this one could go over the rounds total.

UFC Picks

I will go over the rounds total when it is posted at top sportsbooks.

Miesha Tate vs. Raquel Pennington

This will be the first fight for Tate since she lost to Nunes at UFC 200. He gets a bout against Pennington who is still trying to make a name for herself.

UFC Picks

I will take Tate to get the win.

The preliminary card fights have Frankie Edgar going against Jeremy Stephens, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson, Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy, Rafael Natal vs. Tim Boetsch, Jim Miller vs. Thiago Alves, Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad and Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian.