The Livest Dog at UFC 231: Gilbert Burns

The Livest Dog at UFC 231: Gilbert Burns

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The Livest Dog at UFC 231: Gilbert Burns


Apr 14, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Gilbert Burns celebrates after defeating Dan Moret (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Name: Gilbert Burns

Opponent: Olivier Aubin-Mercier

Odds: +123 (bet $100 to win $123)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier has been tabbed by a lot as a future star. This is because of a combination of reasons: his age, his charisma and his talent. This hype though, has swayed the line away from where it should be.

Aubin-Mercier is somewhat dependent on being able to get his opponent out of there. In his 14 career fights, he has only two wins by decision and is 2-3 overall in decision fights in the UFC.

Burns, apart from his last fight against Dan Hooker, has never been finished inside the distance. That record comes in 16 career fights.

When you take this into consideration and note that Burns’s grappling is going to neutralize Aubin-Mercier’s biggest weapon, the odds look pretty juicy.

Gilbert Burns vs Olivier Aubin-Mercier odds - BestFightOdds


2018 Totals

Record: 17-17
Earnings (based on $100 bet/event): $923
Return on Investment: 27%


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