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MMA: UFC 166, 19th October, Cormier v Nelson Odds and Betting

Posted on 18/10 by R Van Mesman

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Odds and Betting tips: UFC 166, 19th October, Cormier v Nelson Fight
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UFC-MMA Saturday 19th October 2013: The odds and our tips

Cormier v Nelson head to head odds
Fighter Odds
Cormier $1.16 Bet Now
Nelson $4.80 Bet Now

It’s always a great sight when the really big guys get into the Octagon, and these two are true heavyweights who bring some serious power to the fight. They’re both looking to drop down to Light Heavyweight at some point in the near future, and there have been some frank exchanges of words between the two fighters to add some good spice to the bout.

Daniel Cormier is a quality Heavyweight fighter who trains with the best, and he’s the favourite here for good reason. He will need to be wary of the power coming at him from Nelson’s big striking game, but he has good quick feet and will back himself to keep his head moving well enough to stay out of trouble. Cormier is undefeated in his pro career, and will be confident of his skill going up against Nelson at the weekend. Perhaps the biggest factor in his favour is superior fitness: he’s not likely to be able to pound Nelson into submission (Junior Dos Santos couldn’t do that over fifteen minutes that he dominated), but he will see results if he forces ‘Big Country’ to keep moving around and keeps the pace up.

Roy Nelson is big, brash and very entertaining. He’s the underdog by a stretch here at $4.80, but he can’t be written off. He’s got huge power in his hands, and he’s been in a lot of MMA fights, so he knows how this all goes. He’ll be looking to bounce back after a defeat to Stipe Miocic at UFC 161, though, and the manner of that defeat will likely have been preying on his mind. Miocic was able to stay out of the way of Nelson’s powerful punches and wear him down, taking a unanimous decision at the final bell. So if Nelson wants to give himself a chance at a title shot before he drops a division, he needs to have a gameplan that works against Cormier...

In terms of bets and some good-looking markets, we’d be very tempted by Nelson to win it by KO (likely his best chance) at $5.25. The safest money looks like it might be Cormier on points at $1.62, but you’ll get better returns at $3.62 if he wins it with a knockout.

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