The Livest Dog at UFC 235: Charles Byrd

The Livest Dog at UFC 235: Charles Byrd

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The Livest Dog at UFC 235: Charles Byrd


Mar 17, 2018; London, United Kingdom; Charles Byrd (blue gloves) defeats John Phillips (Red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at O2 Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

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Name: Charles Byrd

Opponent: Edmen Shahbazyan

Odds: +130 (bet $100 to win $130)

Charles Byrd is the classic case of losing a lot of hype in one punch or, in this case, elbow. With loads of hype behind him coming off the Contender Series and a subsequent win over John Phillips, Byrd stepped in with the always dangerous Darren Stewart. After dominating him for a round and putting him in trouble, Byrd took a hard elbow that put him away.

It is still worth noting that, with the exception of that hard strike, Byrd has controlled every minute of every fight in the UFC/Contender Series.

While Shahbazyan is a tough opponent with solid striking, he is not a master of defensive wrestling. With all the skills Byrd has getting the fight to the ground and controlling the fight, expect the upset here.


Charles Byrd vs Edmen Shahbazyan odds - BestFightOdds


2019 Totals

Record: 0-5
Earnings (based on $100 bet/event): $-500
Return on Investment: -100%

2018 Record: 18-19 (+26%)

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