The best UFC gambling sites favor Edson Barboza over Dan Ige in their mixed martial arts match on May 16, 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.
Edson Barboza vs. Dan Ige Betting Odds
Betting Edson Barboza
Junior enters the bout as the favorite of the best online sportsbooks. Barboza heads into the event with a 20-8 record. He has won 60% of his fights by knockout. Barboza has lost four of his last five fights and is coming off a September loss to Paul Felder. It was a controversial split decision, seeing as how he landed more strikes more accurately. Barboza averages 4.01 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 43%. He is averaging 0.49 takedowns with an accuracy of 44%. Barboza has won just three fights since UFC 197. He needs a win like a crackhead needs a hit, if he wants to get back on track.
Barboza’s leg work and is one of the best courtesy of his kickboxing and taekwondo backgrounds. If you let Barboza stand up and fight from the outside, he’s going to tear you piece by piece apart and chop your legs until you don’t have a foot to stand on. In his last fight, Barboza landed 14 of his 16 attempted significant leg strikes and it’s where 23 of his landed strikes took place. He also has a background in Muay Thai and BJJ, but opposing fighters know what to expect from the Brazilian when he gets into the octagon. This will be Barboza’s third career fight in Florida.
This will also be his first outing in the featherweight division.
I have fought most of the guys at 155, and I sat down with my team and we decided to try and cut down to 145,” Barboza said. “Why not? That’s why [sic] so I can challenge myself and why not? I’m still in the ranks at 155 and I’m one of the best in the world. I wanted to test myself against the top guys of 145. [Ige]’s a tough guy, one of the best. I’ve watched his last couple of fights. He’s in the rankings for a reason. I will win this fight, that’s it.”
Betting Dan Ige
Dynamite is going to be the underdog, per the best UFC gambling sites. Ige enters the match with a 13-2 record. He has won 38% of his fights by submission. Ige has won his last five fights in a row. Three of the last four by decision. He is coming off a February win over Mirsad Bektic. Ige averages 3.89 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy of 49%. He is averaging 2.38 takedowns with an accuracy of 35%. Ige is now 5-1 since debuting in the promotion via Dana White’s Contender Series 3 three years ago.
Ige is a BJJ black belt in BJJ with some knockout power. However, he’s been at his best on the canvas. Ige’s enduring stamina has allowed him to win five of his seven career decisions. His defense is solid standing up. He has five submission wins in his career. At 28 years old, Ige is leaving a lasting impression in the featherweight division and could become title match material soon. And maybe even Penske material.
This will be Ige’s second career fight in Florida.
“[Barboza]’s a guy that’s been top-10, top-5 in the world for the last ten years, so to go in there and actually get to fight a guy like that, I’m super excited because, it’s like that quote, when your idols become your rivals. This is a guy that I need to beat to really establish myself. I know I’ve gone out there and I’ve proven myself but I have to do it again. Have to keep proving myself and keep proving myself to show that I belong. I belong in there with the champion,” Fifty K said.
The best UFC gambling sites are giving Junior the edge, but that’s mostly because he is bigger and has a longer reach. He’s also older and getting dangerously used to the taste of defeat. I see him as a stepping stone on Ige’s road to featherweight gold.