Name: Gian Villante
Opponent: Michal Oleksiejczuk
Odds: +175 (bet $100 to win $175)
Gian Villante’s record stands at 2-2 in his last four. However, each of those fights were split decisions. So really we could be looking at a fighter who is on a four-fight win streak with just a couple of small scoring changes.
Apart from the misleading record, I also think that Villante poses a rough stylistic matchup for Oleksiejczuk. The Pole likes to lean on his wrestling, and when he isn’t, he uses the wrestling threats to set up his striking. However, Villante tends to stuff wrestling fairly easily. Against Patrick Cummins (one of his split decision losses), Villante stuffed 10 of 11 takedown attempts.
If you give Villante the opportunity to simply box it out here, he could easily win (or lose) a split decision. At +175, that is certainly worth a look.
Earnings (based on $100 bet/event): $-400
Return on Investment: -100%
2018 Record: 18-19 (+26%)
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