Name: Jan Blachowicz
Opponent: Jimi Manuwa
Odds: +310 (bet $100 to win $310)
Obviously Jimi Manuwa would enter this fight as the favorite. He rose up the rankings and was on the precipice of a title shot before being stopped by Volkan Oezdemir.
While there is certainly plenty to be excited about still with Manuwa, this matchup is actually a tricky one stylistically. Jan Blachowicz, in his last two fights, has leaned on his wrestling and grappling; something that Manuwa is not too adept in. Manuwa’s takedown defense is under 70%, which means he most likely is going to be fighting off of his back a few times in this fight. If so, we could easily see Blachowicz steal two out of three rounds and a close decision.
Earnings (based on $100 bet/event): $629
Return on Investment: 79%