Livest Dog at UFC Glendale: Justin Gaethje

Livest Dog at UFC Glendale: Justin Gaethje

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Livest Dog at UFC Glendale: Justin Gaethje

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: Justin Gaethje celebrates his win over challenger Luis Firmino (not shown) after their World Series of Fighting lightweight championship fight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

 

Name: Justin Gaethje

Opponent: Dustin Poirier

Odds: +115 (bet $100 to win $115)

After his performance against Eddie Alvarez and Michael Johnson, I’m having trouble wrapping my head around how anybody could call Justin Gaethje an underdog. While Dustin Poirier has superior ground work, his work rate is not as high as Gaethje and he is susceptible to falling into slug-fests. Apart from that, Poirier has in the past not always had the most solid chin (ask Michael Johnson whose only KO win in the past four years is Poirier).

To me this provides too many points of concern for Poirier to trust him as a favorite. And makes for a juicy underdog pick come Saturday.

 


Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje odds - BestFightOdds

2018 Totals

Record: 7-3
Earnings (based on $100 bet/event): $839
Return on Investment: 84%

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